I recently signed up to be a Beachbody coach (click my link to get a free Team Beachbody account! You don’t need to buy anything). This weekend was Super Saturday, a kind of conference for local Beachbody coaches to learn more about the company.
And what did we learn? That there is a new version of P90X coming out! Now if you’ve been reading my blog for any time at all you already know how much I love P90X. Love love love til my daddy takes the T-Bird away (that’s a Hortonism, in case you didn’t know. And that was another one!).
I cannot tell you how excited I was alllll week for this conference, mainly for the sneak peak of P90X3! The preview was exclusive for Elite Coaches, but the organizers shared it with us!
I took a few sneaky snaps during the workout. We did the Warrior Workout, a video version of the workout that Tony Horton does with US troops here at home and overseas.
The moves in Warrior were about a minute each, and each move alternated from chest to core to legs and then back again, so it’s a full body workout. The exercises seemed familiar from P90X, but then there’d be a twist (literally, in the case of Fifer Scissors) to throw you off and make you work. Here’s what I can remember from the workout, but my descriptions might be a bit off since I was sweating more than note-taking.
- Jump Squats – squat, then jump!
- Hook, Upper Cut, Sprawl – Tony Horton’s favorite new move. Like Hook Upper Cut from Kenpo, but then you sprawl into a wide plank. There was a second, similar move. My sister loves Kenpo so she’ll be all over this.
- Level 1 Thinking Drills – you might be familiar with Level 1 drills from Insanity, but in the Warrior workout, be prepared to move your arms too!
- Standing Crunch – from downward dog, you move your knees in various angles to work your abs. I really feel this today.
- Warrior Squat – this includes a lunge!
- Super Burpees – a lot like Prison Cell Pushups from Core Synergistics, but with a back kick! Or not, the modified version skipped the kick.
- Sphinx Plank – like the Sphinx Pushups from Core, but fully extended into a plank. Yowsers.
- Elevator Pushups – similar to Plank To Chaturanga Iso from Core, but with more up and down. A LOT of up and down.
- Basketball Jump Shots – sort of like what you do in the Plyo X bonus round, but from each side.
- Speed Skaters – we know this from Legs & Back…but there’s a double hop. Yikes.
- Spiderman Squats – these reminded me of Run Stance Squats from Plyo X, but there was more rotation. I got dizzy!
Now, don’t think you must first do the original P90X for this workout – you can absolutely learn these new moves even if you’re an exercise newbie. I used P90X exercises as a reference since I’m very familiar with them…but I still had to stop to watch a few reps during each to try to replicate. I’m not sure I got them right, but that comes with time.
Here’s a shot of the group working out. I love the beads of sweat dripping off their faces (yep, another Hortonism). The crowd reaction was pretty positive – lots of cheers and shouting. I sure had a lot of fun and I think the others did too.
A few more things about P90X3:
- each workout is only 30 minutes long.
- the cool-down is a short 2-3 minutes after the 30 minute workout. I can’t quite remember if the warm-up was included in the 30 minutes. In any case, you’re looking at ~35 minutes.
- the workouts are shorter because there are fewer breaks and less chatter – but you’ll still get your Hortonisms. In the case of the Warrior Workout, from the cast members quoting from the original P90X!
- there is a separate warm-up DVD in case you’ve got more time and/or you need it. I’d probably use this DVD since
I’m no spring chickenI work out in the morning.
- it’s not a graduate program like P90X2, so you really only need a baseline fitness to use it.
- don’t wear running shoes while doing it. I don’t know why, but Tony Horton said it twice during the workout. He recommended court shoes…I’ll just wear my pink Chucks.
- there are other workouts in the program that will require weights or bands and a pull-up bar.
- it will be released on December 1o. Sign up here to get an email reminder when the program is ready and give it to everyone on your holiday gift list!
I pretty much loved the Warrior Workout. P90X2 seemed like more of a challenge than I was willing to try, but P90X3 is right up my alley. I.Can’t.Wait until it’s available.
Who’s with me? Which cameraman? (I just can’t stop with the Hortonisms)