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P90x Cardio X Workout List

Updated on July 9, 2011

Cardio X Workout

If you haven't heard of it already, you're going to hear about it soon. P90x is the home workout program that is taking the world by storm; everybody is using it from celebrities to even some political figures. P90x is a tough a rigorous workout plan that requires your full attention and full effort for months - but it is also extremely rewarding.

Scared yet?

The good thing about P90x is that not all of the workouts are impossibly tough; no, some are actually fun and comparably easy. One of those p90x workouts is the cardio x workout. Cardio x is similar to the plyometrics x workout, except that it's not an intense and focuses on the cardio aspects of the workout rather than building muscles. This is a good thing: if you've been working hard and following the schedule you're going to thank Tony Horton for the break.

In fact Cardio X can act as a substitute to Kenpo x or the plyometrics workout; it's, as Tony likes to put it, the easier version of the two.


Cardio X will get you off the treadmill while still burning the calories.
Cardio X will get you off the treadmill while still burning the calories. | Source

When To Do Cardio X

Cardio X is best done in-between heavy muscle workouts.  This means, for example, that if you did the p90x chest and back workout on Monday, then on Tuesday, if you don't want to do plyometrics or Kenpo, you should do cardio x. 

Although not as serious as this, Cardio X will put you through some kick boxing movements.
Although not as serious as this, Cardio X will put you through some kick boxing movements. | Source

P90x Cardio X Workout List

Like mentioned above Cardio X can be added or subtracted from your weekly workout schedule. Not feeling up to Plyometrics on a Monday? No worried; fire up Cardio X and do a comparable but not as intense workout. Many people will tell you that Cardio X is a very enjoyable workout, taking you through unique movements and exercises.

Cardio X is a blend of workouts from Kenpo X and plyometrics giving you a nice variety of movements (Don't worry - it takes the easier moves from the two workouts).

The workout is split up into a begging, middle and end. The p90x cardio x moves are as follows:

Beginning: In the first section of the workout you'll go through a warm-up routine

  • Jogging on the spot.
  • Jumping Jacks.
  • Wacky Jacks.
  • Yoga X movements.

Middle: In the middle you'll go through some workouts from Kenpo X.

  • Kickboxing.
  • 3 Directional Kick
  • Upper-Cuts
  • Two Punch Combo
  • Kick and Punch Combo

Middle (2): After Kenpo you'll go into some plyometrics exercises:

  • Jump Squat
  • Swing Kick
  • Circle Run
  • Jump Shot
  • Gap Jump

End: You'll then get into some core synergistics:

  • Squat Run
  • X Squat
  • Cool down including more yoga x.

P90x Cardio Review

The cool thing about Cardio X is, even though it is a combination of exercises from other P90x workouts, it's still filmed as it's own workout. This makes it feel like a unique workout on it's own; you'll find that each segment of Cardio X flows nicely together.

Cardio X should only be done when you're not feeling like giving it all in other workouts. It's a great supplement to workouts such as plyometrics and Kenpo because, even though the focus is cardio, it still works those muscle groups. And it's a lot more fun. The routine in Cardio X, as you can see from above, has many exercises which require fun and quirky movements. The time will fly by and so will the calories is Cardio X.

In the end Cardio X is an excellent change of pace from other P90x workouts. You'll still work up a sweat and, with the encouragement from Tony, you might even have a little fun.



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      time flys do p90x 

      8 years ago

      p90x is so fun and get a great feeling after the workout !!!

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      9 years ago

      P90x is amazing

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      9 years ago from Florida

      Wacky jacks! those were hard to get used to.

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      9 years ago

      About to start the workout myself. Definitely seems that testimonies have indicated that the results are positive

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      9 years ago from British Columbia

      Thanks for the comment smokey. It`s a really effective program if you put in the time, which it looks like you have!

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      9 years ago

      did p90x 3 years ago and went from 240 to 205. doing the program again right now, started at 242 now at 224 and 2 months to go. looking at breaking the 200 mark for the first time in 15 years!!

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      9 years ago from > California

      It's a very demanding workout but as the old saying goes..."No Pain No Gain"

      Very informative Hub.

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      9 years ago from Bunnell

      I did p90x 2 years ago and I agree, I was ripped in 90 days. I'm still in great shape although I moved last year and struggled to keep up with any workouts. I got back into gear and I do p90x a little more irregularly due to my work which is also physically demanding. Love hearing about P90X.


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