Day 11 – P90X3 The Challenge

The Challenge is just all pull-ups and push-ups. You pick a number you want to do for each set of pull-ups and push-ups and your goal is to reach that number each time. This is my least favorite P90X3 workout, but I got it done. I modify my pull-ups with resistance bands. I will be getting the Chin up max assist band soon to help with the pull-ups and can wait to try that out.

Manitou Springs Incline Hike

I was in Colorado Springs for the holidays and the day after Christmas I decided to challenge myself and hike the Manitou Springs Incline with my Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law. I had never heard of it until we got there and my Brother-in-law mentioned it while driving and showing us around.

Manitou Springs is right by Colorado Springs and the Incline is a popular hike and fitness challenge. It’s an old railway and the hike up is the remains of the tracks. It’s about a one mile hike with a 2000 ft elevation gain, so it’s pretty much straight up. I thought it was an amazing hike! I got a great leg workout….all the stairs, or wooden tracks as you’ll see in the pictures below. It’s a hard hike! It’s pretty steep and some of the stairs are kind of high and there’s pipes you have to go over along the way. There’s even a bailout point about 2/3’s the way up where you can go down if you don’t want to continue to the top. I’m happy I made it to the top!! The views were awesome and the day I went seemed to be perfect! It’s worth it, I’d do it again! Awesome workout too!!ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageThe picture below is the bailout point.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageI see the top.ImageImageSelfie. lolImageChristmas tree at the top.ImageMy Brother-in-law, Jeff at the top.ImageMe at the top.ImageMy Sister-in-law at the top.ImageAll of us. 🙂ImageHeading back down a different way.ImageImageImageImageImageImageIf you look really close in the picture below, you can see people going up the incline.Image

P90X3 Worksheets and Calendar


I just received P90X3 today and am excited to start it! There are worksheets that you can download and there’s also a fit test which you should do before you get started. Here are the links for those:
Fit test worksheets
P90X3 worksheets

There’s also four schedules or four different calendars you can follow tailored to get different results.
CLASSIC is what the test group did – basic schedule to get RESULTS in every way.
LEAN if you want to just Lean out  (really great for ladies who do not want to “bulk” up or “get ripped”.
MASS schedule if you’re looking to put on muscle.
DOUBLES for those who have time for an hour workout or want to get their desired goal twice as fast!
Something for EVERYONE!

Here’s the Classic Calendar:

Here’s the P90x3 Classic PDF Calendar version as well:
Block 1
Block 2
Block 3

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Focus T25 Gamma Rip’t Up

Focus T25 Rip’t Up is another great workout that incorporates cardio and weights. My arms and shoulders got a good workout. The 90 degree shimmy up…oh my.

Here’s a list of the moves in the workout:
Split Lunge Agility
Low Switch kick
Double Switch Kick
High Switch Kick

Static Upper Cut
Jack Upper Cut
Wide Row (Pull up)
Single Arm Row L
Single Arm Row R
Lat Pull Down 
Recip Hammer Curl
Tricep Kickback Palms Up
Trcipe Kickback Palms Down
Recip Wide Curl
Single Leg L Shoulder Press
Single Leg R Shoulder Press
4 Count Push Up
Upright Row
2 count Push Up
90 Degree Shimmy up 
90 Degree Shoulder Shrug
Basic Shoulder Shrug
Standing Rocketman
Recip Lawnmower (Pull Ups)
One Legged Deadlift + Knee Raise L
On Legged Deadlift + Knee Raise R
Deadlift and Shoulder Shrug
Recip Push Press
Dual Push Press + Knees at 90 degrees
Recip Push Press + legs 6” off ground
Dual Push Press + Scissor Legs
Down Dog and Plank
Down Dog Alt Leg Plank
Down Dog Alt Leg push up
Down Dog + Oblique Push Up
High Hook
Low Hook and Squat Hold
Low Jack Uppercut
Crossdown Punch Jack
Superman Pulse (weighted)
Rocketman Pulse
Single Leg Dual Curl L
Single Leg Dual Curl R
Single Leg Tricep Overhead Press L
Single Leg Tricep Overhead Press R
Arm Push-up Jacks
Arm Jack + Knee In
4 Count Curl Press L
4 Count Curl Press R
2 Count Curl Press L
2 Count Curl Press R