P90X2 Schedule – The Complete Listing

If you are looking for the P90X2 Workout Sheets they are HERE.

P90X2 is divided into 3 phases plus a rest week. The thinking is that you can do the weekly rotation of 5 days as long as you wish (3-6 weeks) and then throw in a rest week when you think you need it. I suppose the people who are P90X graduates will gravitate towards doing a 3 week on with one week rest just as they did for P90X which will result in a 90 day program. The three phases are:

P90X2 Foundation Phase

Not foundation as in “base training” but as in your attachment to the earth. Working on the “you can’t shoot a canon from a canoe” philosophy the aim of this program is to build you from the ground up. You may think you have a good base from P90X but, I assure you, we are going to find some weak areas and improve them. The two major areas of weakness in the human body, which leads to probably 90% of sports injuries, are shoulder and hip instability. Solve this and non-contact injuries will virtually disappear.

P90X2 Strength Phase

This will feel more familiar to most of you as it’s similar in structure to P90X. The workouts, however, will keep your body evolving. Functional is the key difference as almost every movement is done from an athletic position designed to improve your body’s ability to move better.

P90X2 Performance Phase

Finally we’ll take what we’ve learned and target your engrams (neuromuscular patterns) to fire efficiently. At this stage we leave “do you best and forget the rest” behind. We’re now walking a razor’s edge of human performance. Push your body to 100% with perfect form. When your form fails, you’re done. The force loads are excessive but the philosophy here is that if you can’t handle force in a controlled situation you won’t be able to handle it when it’s forced upon you.

As for the weekly schedule, it breaks down like this:

Phase 1 – Foundation:

1. X2 Core
2. Plyocide
3. Rest or X2 Recovery + Mobility
4. X2 Total Body + X2 Ab Ripper
5. X2 Yoga
6. X2 Balance and Power
7. Rest or X2 Recovery + Mobility

Phase 2 – Strength:

1. Chest + Back + Balance & X2 Ab Ripper
2. Plyocide
3. Rest or X2 Recovery + Mobility
4. X2 Shoulders + Arms & X2 Ab Ripper
5. X2 Yoga
6. Base + Back & X2 Ab Ripper
7. Rest or X2 Recovery + Mobility

Phase 3 – Performance:

1. PAP Lower
2. PAP Upper
3. X2 Yoga
4. Rest or X2 Recovery + Mobility
5. PAP Lower
6. PAP Upper
7. Rest or X2 Recovery + Mobility

Recovery Week:

1. Rest or X2 Recovery + Mobility
2. X2 Yoga
3. Rest or X2 Recovery + Mobility
4. X2 Yoga
5. Rest or X2 Recovery + Mobility
6. X2 Yoga
7. Rest or X2 Recovery + Mobility