P90X3 Isometrix Overview
This P90X3 Isometrix workout brings both the balance and coordination components from Yoga and puts them into a single workout that while has zero impact, will leave you sweating. How does this happen? I’m not sure, but I think Tony has some secret sauce that makes it happen. This workout is found in the P90X3 recovery weeks, but I like to add it in when I can as I like it that much.
P90X3 Isometrix Advice
Focus on your core and you will find your balance. The first few times you will struggle. Once you get it you still will struggle and sweat as it’s a great yoga/balance routine.
P90X3 Isometrix Equipment
- Water (lots of it)
- Court Shoes
P90X3 Isometrix Pros
I never tried yoga before P90X3 and loved it, even though I find this workout challenging and sometimes frustrating that I don’t have proper flexibility, I really enjoy it. It’s a great recovery week workout and zero impact so my knees get a nice break.
P90X3 Isometrix Cons
Balance and me don’t get along. In fact there are times when I feel we are on the same team, holding a move, and then out of the blue it decides to punish me. I would not like to do this routine in a class as I’m sure I’d knock someone down, but slowly and surely I’m getting better. Be prepared to have a difficult time holding the positions correctly.
P90X3 Isometrix Moves
Each are done in sets of two to work both sides
Plank, Left Arm Reach – Plank position while reaching one arm out to the front.
Standing Left Leg Extension – Standing straight while legs are as straight as possible. Lift one leg parallel to the floor and lift your arms overhead.
Plank Right Arm, Left Leg Lift – Plank position and raise your left arm and right leg at the same time.
Chair with Left Leg Extended Forward – Squat down into chair position, and lift one leg so that your thighs are parallel.
Forearm Side Balance – In side plank position on your forearm with your other arm straight up.
Royal Dancer – Standing on one leg, grab the other ankle with the same side hand, while the other hand extends in front of your body. Chest up.
One Arm Sphinx – Plank position, one arm under you supporting with your forearm. Hold the other arm straight ahead.
Tree Pose – Balance on one foot with the other foot tucked into your upper thigh. Raise your arms overhead and look up.
Side Arm Balance – Side plank on your hand this time instead of your forearm.
Warrior 3 – Balancing on one foot, raise up your other leg parallel to the floor and reach your arms out in front of you.
Bound Dog with Leg Lift – Downward dog position, reach one hand to the outside of the opposite ankle.
Inner Balance – Stand on one foot, with the other foot barely above the floor. Close your eyes and find focus within.
Bound Dog with Leg Lift – Same as bound dog, but this time you are lifting the leg that you aren’t holding on to.
Moon Dog – Standing on your one leg, bend over slowly, both hands out in front as you reach forward. Chest is open to the side.