P90X3 The Warrior Overview

P90X3 The Warrior is one of those Tony Horton P90X3 workouts where you start out all happy because you remember it being a fun workout, or you look at the cast and think they look like they are ready to have fun, and somewhere in the middle as you are sweating and wondering what happened, you realize you are in the middle of serious intensity trying to get your form in line and hoping it ends soon. Once it’s over you have that workout high and you completely forget the difficulty.

Each round contains 1 of 4 different types of workouts, and there are a total of 4 rounds. So 16 exercises after the warmup, and you’ll have to deal with Core, Upper, lower, and interval exercises. You will be sweating by the end, you will feel this workout for several days after, but what I like best is that you literally Can do this workout anywhere. It’s the best workout to keep in your back pocket, so to say, to bring out when you need a great 30 minute routine.

“I designed this routine while training service members on military bases all around the world. Each round of the warrior contains an upper body exercise, an interval exercise, a core exercise, and an explosive lower body exercise. You can do it on a deck of an aircraft carrier, an open field, a hotel room, anywhere where you can find gravity. And just me, it will get the job done with or without a uniform.”
– Tony Horton

P90X3 The Warrior Advice

Be ready for this one as it has a really nice flow. As Tony says each round contains 4 different types of exercises, upper, interval, core, lower.

P90X3 The Warrior Equipment

  • Water
  • Towel
  • Court Shoes

P90X3 The Warrior Pros

A lot of variation which is nice, and not only is it a tough workout, but it’s a lot of fun. The cast for this is amazing, they really bring it.

P90X3 The Warrior Cons

Some of the core workout was tough for me, but it might have been that I was so beat from all the moves.

P90X3 The Warrior Moves


Jog – Jog in place

Jumping Jacks – Normal jacks

Twist and Pivot – Stepping inside the tape and outside of it, while you twist your torso. Keep your head forward.

Arm Circles – Egoscue Grip forward, then back.

Double Knee Pulls – It’s two pulls, pull knee, and pull knee again. Alternate knees.

Pigeon – Alternate pulling the ankle toward your chest, pull pull

Quad Pulls – Bring your foot behind and pull twice on your ankle toward your glutes, alternate sides.

End warmup.

Plank Sphinx Push-ups – Plank to sphinx on Tony’s command, then pushups on command.

Speed Skater – Singles and Double skaters, starting to your right you hop from one foot to another side to side, moving your arms as if you are a speed skater. When he yells Double you perform two hops instead of one.

Down Dog Crunches – Downward dog, place one leg up in the air, then bring the knee to the same side elbow, back up, then to the forehead, back up, then to the opposite side elbow.

Side Lunge Jump Shot – Lunge to one side, reach past the feet as if grabbing a ball, come to the middle and jump as if you are shooting the ball. Repeat on the other side.

Water Break (30 seconds)

Elevator Pushups – Pushups that on command you will stop at certain levels, top, 2nd floor or bottom floor.

Double Uppercut Sprawls – Throw two uppercuts with each hand, go down into a sprawl, which is like a plank, hands on the ground with feet back, come back up and throw two more uppercuts on each side.

Roller Boat – Sitting on the floor, up tall, chest up, arms holding the knees, roll back and the forward into boat position, which consists of legs extended straight and arms extended out and away from your torso.

One Leg Jump Squats – Squat down then jump in the air, landing on one leg only, squat down on that single leg and jump into the air landing on the same leg. After 30 seconds switch to the other side.

Water Break (30 seconds)

Thumbs-up Pushups – Pushup with wide feet, when you come up extend one arm with the thumbs facing to the ceiling, and extend the other leg off the ground. Back into a pushup and when you come up extend the other arm and leg.

Elbow, Over The Top Elbow, Sprawl – Throw an elbow, throw the other elbow over the top, then into a sprawl.

Phiffer Scissor Twists – On your back, right leg up, left leg 6 inches off the ground, right hand touching the outside of the foot, head off the ground. On command switch feet and hands.

Warrior Squat Lunges – Move from a squat to a lunge, while your hand comes down to touch near the ground and comes up to above your head. Switch sides after 30 seconds.

Water Break (30 seconds)

Super Burbee – Perform a burpee, on the bottom do a pushup, bring your opposite knee to opposite elbow, do another pushup, bring your other knee to the opposite elbow. Feet back to hands, jump up, back down to repeat.

Think Drills – Hands up, feet moving in a football like drill moving at lightning speed. Tony will call out commands like Set where you put your hand on the ground, as well as putting hands in the air and a silly rabbit face move.

Abrinome – On your back, hands out palms on the ground, feet straight over your head and rotate your legs from side to side.

Spiderman Squats – Squats where you jump 90 degrees into another squat 10 times, then 180 degree jump, then a 360 degree jump into squats.

Burnout – Iso hold squat jumps.

Cooldown and Stretch