Dave’s New Modified P90X Workout Schedule
I’ve created a new modified P90X workout schedule that I wanted to pass along to anyone who might find it useful.
The triathlon season went pretty well. I was able to complete the SuperFrog Half Ironman in just over six hours. I’m happy with that time, but honestly I was happy just to finish! I did not make my goal to finish the San Diego International Triathlon in less than two hours, probably because the Half Ironman really took it out of me and I decided to spend the last few weeks of my training period surfing on my stand up paddle board, rather than running. I had a fun day and that’s the important part.
I’ve noticed that endurance training causes me to lose muscle mass, unless I eat a lot more food than I’m comfortable with and so I like to mix in strength training routines when I have time. Generally, summer in Phoenix is a very bad time to be outside, so outdoor training proves difficult this time of year. From 5 to 9 a.m. is really the only window when you can actually train outside without risking heat stroke and/or electrocution. Thank goodness for P90X and Insanity. I rarely have enough time between races to do a full 90 days of P90X or one of the other programs, but when I can I like to get back to them.
Now we shift gears to bike racing. The Tour de Scottsdale is a 70 mile race on a fairly hilly course that takes place in early October. The date and the weather make it a bit too early to start formally training here at the end of July.
With that in mind, here’s my new modified P90X workout schedule for the next four weeks:
- Monday: P90X Chest & Back/ARX
- Tuesday: 30 mile fast ride (Tri-Scottsdale/Gainey Ride)
- Wednesday: P90X Legs & Back/ARX
- Thursday: Yoga
- Friday: P90X Shoulders & Arms/ARX
- Saturday and/or Sunday: 4 hour bike ride to build long distance endurance. (I’ll be riding in the hills, so this is the big day of the week to be sure.)
This is a start with the basic schedule. I’ll definitely make adjustments as I go on with life. Basically, this is P90X with a twist. When I don’t have any schedule, it is pretty easy to just blow off workouts or waste time trying to figure out what I need to accomplish with my training.
Four weeks of strength training will do me some good while I build up some base cycling fitness. Chest & Back starts today and I can’t wait to get back on the bike. After a three week vacation with the family, I’m ready to get up early tomorrow and hit the road. After this four week session is over, I’ll take a Recovery Week, then probably go to a schedule that has me riding the bike four days a week, doing yoga, and doing some sort of upper body weight training, like the Insanity Upper Body Weight Training DVD. Once I figure out what that looks like, I’ll post it here.
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