P90X Classic Calendar – Review of the workout schedule

The p90x classic calendar is the second workout schedule for the p90x system. We looked at the “easier” p90x lean calendar last time, now it is time to review the schedule that defined p90x as one of the best home workout programs on the market. The classic schedule is what defines p90x, it is a strength and muscle building schedule. This schedule will mix resistance training with small amounts of cardio; this is the secret behind getting results.

What is different about the p90x classic calendar?

Well the difference is now you will use almost all the DVD’s in the set, with the exception of cardio X. The calendar alternates between strength building like chest & back to the next day being yoga x. You will also notice that Plyometrics is on this calendar. This workout will remind of the days when you were in high school running football drills, at least it did for me. With each of the three phases week 4 is the rest week, there is no resistance training during this week. The purpose is to allow your body to recover and prepare for the next phase.

Phase 1: Week 1 – 3:

  • Day 1: Chest & Back, Ab Ripper X
  • Day 2: Plyometrics
  • Day 3: Shoulders & Arms, Ab Ripper X
  • Day 4: Yoga X
  • Day 5: Legs & Back, Ab Ripper X
  • Day 6: Kenpo X
  • Day 7: Rest or X Stretch

Rest Week 4:

  • Day 1: Yoga X
  • Day 2: Core Synergies
  • Day 3: Kenpo X
  • Day 4: X Stretch
  • Day 5: Core Synergistics
  • Day 6: Yoga X
  • Day 7: Rest or X Stretch

Phase 2: Week 5 – 7:

  • Day 1: Chest, Shoulders, Triceps & Ab Ripper x
  • Day 2: Plyometrics
  • Day 3: Back & Biceps, Ab Ripper x
  • Day 4: Yoga X
  • Day 5: Legs & Back, Ab Ripper X
  • Day 6: Kenpo X
  • Day 7: Rest or X Stretch

Rest Week 8:

  • Day 1: Yoga X
  • Day 2: Core Synergies
  • Day 3: Kenpo X
  • Day 4: X Stretch
  • Day 5: Core Synergistics
  • Day 6: Yoga X
  • Day 7: Rest or X Stretch


Phase 3: Week 9 and 11:

  • Day 1: Chest & Back, Ab Ripper X
  • Day 2: Plyometrics
  • Day 3: Shoulder & Arms, Ab Ripper x
  • Day 4: Yoga X
  • Day 5: Legs & Back, Ab Ripper X
  • Day 6: Kenpo X
  • Day 7: Rest or X Stretch

Phase 3: Week 10 and 12:

  • Day 1: Chest, Shoulders, Triceps & Ab Ripper x
  • Day 2: Plyometrics
  • Day 3: Shoulder & Arms, Ab Ripper X
  • Day 4: Yoga X
  • Day 5: Legs & Back, Ab Ripper X
  • Day 6: Kenpo X
  • Day 7: Rest or X Stretch

Rest Week 13:

  • Day 1: Yoga X
  • Day 2: Core Synergies
  • Day 3: Kenpo X
  • Day 4: X Stretch
  • Day 5: Core Synergistics
  • Day 6: Yoga X
  • Day 7: Rest or X Stretch



The classic workout plan changes some from the other calendars. You can see that there is a higher focus on muscle building with this plan. Take advantage of the rest weeks and make sure you rest or better yet stretch on day 7. If you follow this calendar, you will see results in 90 days. These workouts are some of the best on the market right now.

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