P90X3 Review: Take Your Home Workout Program to the Extreme!

Written by Mike Spencer. Posted in Review

P90X3The wildly popular workout program from Beachbody has gotten another update in the latest installment of the P90X series: the P90X3.  In this P90X3 review, we’re going to talk about some of the differences and similarities between this latest version of one of the most challenging home workout programs ever released. Fans of Tony Horton already know that the P90X3 upholds the same rough and tough standards that made the previous versions in this workout trilogy such a hit.

But while writing this review, we found out that unlike the P90X2 which was just an upgrade from the original, the P90X3 is actually a combination of the original and part two, giving you the best of both workout worlds.  With exercises and routines that are more strenuous and demanding that can be completed in just half the time, it’s clear that this workout truly is the best home workout program to be ever be released.

The P90X3 Review

For body shredding, toning and muscle building action, you probably already know that no one makes an exercise program quite like Tony Horton.  His program is designed to give you the ultimate toned, muscular body in as little as 30 minutes a day for just 90 days.  This is the most extreme workout yet and it has to back up some pretty hefty promises.

The workout was released to the public on December 10th, 2013, just in time for all of those “get in shape” New Year’s Resolutions.  For the past year, Tony Horton has been retooling and redesigning the first two exercise programs he created, working to bring the time required down while bringing the end results up.  What he came up with is the first exercise program that can honestly eliminate the excuse that you don’t have time to work out.

In as much time as it takes you to watch a sitcom each day, you could be in the best shape of your life in just under three months.  This makes it perfect for beginners and experts alike.  Of course, if you’ve ever used the P90X system before, you’re probably not reading this review—in fact, you probably are already using it!

How Long is the Program?

To help you understand just how revolutionary this exercise program is, take a look at how long you’ll be working out.  At just 30 minutes a day, six days a week, you’ll be doing just three blocks of exercises.  The first and second blocks are four weeks long each and the third and final block (The Elite Block) is five weeks long.

P90X3 Schedule

The blocks are designed to help you get in shape no matter your body type, no matter your experience.  As long as you are healthy enough to work out, you’re going to benefit from the the program.  To make sure of that, Tony has included an exercise modifier for every workout in the P90X3.  That means you have an option to scale the exercise’s strenuous factor up or down to match your own exertion rate.  If the exercise is too hard, scale it down using the modifier—too easy?  Scale it up.

The P90X3 makes it even easier for you to hit your exact level and pace by splitting the exercises up into three modes: beginner, intermediate and advanced.  That means every exercise in the program not only has three variations, it also has a modifier that essentially gives you unlimited variations.  That means of the 16 workouts, there are three versions of each and modifiers for ever level for all 48 of those variations!

Resistance, Power, Cardio, Core Flex and Balance

While the four basic tenets of the P90X system are still in place (Resistance, Power, Cardio, Core Flex and Balance), there are a number of other options for you to choose from with the P90X3 complete home workout system:

  • Classic.  Tony Horton’s original design for the workout, giving you a complete body overhaul. Good for beginners and moderate workout enthusiasts.
  • Double.  Double down if you want to win big.  Do two of the P90X3 workouts each day for double the results.  Not for the feint of heart.
  • Lean. For those who want a lean, toned shape, rather than a bulky mass of muscles. Perfect for endurance athletes.
  • Mass.  The opposite of the Lean workouts.  Do this when you really want to add some serious bulk and muscle power.  Perfect for strength training.

What Kind of Different P90X3 Packages are There?

There are four different packages: Base, Deluxe, Ultimate, Elite, and Challenge Pack.

  1. Base Kit: Includes 16 workouts, which is 16 workouts on 8 DVD’s.
  2. Deluxe: Includes Everything in Base Kit Plus: 3 Elite Extreme Workouts, Elite Block Calendar, 30 Day Supply of E&E, 3 B-Line Resistance Bands
  3. Ultimate: Includes Everything in Base & Deluxe Kit Plus: 30 Day Supply of Results & Recovery, Chin-Up Bar, Chin-Up Max, Premium Beachbody Jump Mat

Why Does P90X3 Work So Fast?

 P90X3 No ExcusesSo what’s the big difference here that makes the program work so much faster than its predecessors?  Well, Tony Horton put a new technique into the workout programs called “Muscle Acceleration.”  This technique is used by the top trainers for elite athletes everywhere and allows you to get the maximum results in the minimum amount of time by pushing your muscles to the extreme, or accelerating them.

By pushing your hardest for 30 minutes a day, six days a week, your body will soon be in the shape of its life.  Plus, the Meal Plan helps give your muscles and body exactly what it needs to fuel these powerful exercises with nothing left over.

One of the big complaints with the P90X2 was that the meal plan was too complicated—Horton has went back to his roots, bringing a more simplified version to the table.  The Meal Plan is more in line with the classic P90 plan: basic portion control, a fortified diet, nourishment, water, vitamins, minerals, healthy whole foods and restraint from eating at the wrong times—it’s all spelled out in the P90X3 system.

If you wish to try the workout, remember that if you don’t obtain the results you wish, just ship it back within 30 days to get your full refund. So if you want to step your home workout up to the next level, click the link below right now for a special offer going on where you get a Fitness Guide, a Nutrition GuideP90X3 Calendar, “How to Accelerate” DVD and 24/7 Online Support absolutely Free!


Copyright @ P90X3 Review 2014

Comments (6)

  • Bert


    I am really excited to give this workout a try but i have a question, are those workouts really 30 minutes a day? because i have tried the P90X and it ended being more than the advertised 45 minutes.


    • Mike Spencer


      Thanks for the question, Yes it does stick to the advertised 30 minutes and any preworkout is already included in the 30 minutes.


  • Jim


    If it has yoga workouts then i am sold!


  • Derek


    What’s awesome about this program is that it’s perfect for all fitness levels, also you don’t need to have completed the previous versions to get started with the P90X3.


  • Dave


    I am on my 2nd month and until now i am enjoying the P90X3. I have tried the P90X and loved it but 60 minutes workouts were really too much! Great job Tony Horton!


  • User


    I have finished the P90X and insanity in the past but i find the P90X3 much better. The workouts from the P90X were great but i found a hard time to complete them due to their length which was 60 minutes. Luckily the P90X3 have the same concept but in 30 minutes which makes the workouts really entertaining and makes you push hard plus it lets you control the intensity of each exercise. I am in my mid-thirties and the P90X3 helped me get in shape. I really recommend it to everyone!


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