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P90X Mass Schedule and Calendar

The P90X Mass routine is, hands down, one of the most popular posts here on HDIGF. And really, that’s a credit to P90X as a program- in that it’s not only good for carving up and looking awesome but can also be customized enough to be a hypertrophy (muscle building) program as well. Of course, now that there’s Body Beast you don’t really need to customize P90X for mass BUT it’s an option and one that if you have the P90X program already, makes for an easy transition after you’ve become all “cut up” and built your fitness base.

Since there’s not an official P90X Mass calendar beyond a very long written one, I whipped one up for convenience. You can download and print the P90X Mass Calendar by clicking the subtle button below:


(As a note, the calendar is a .PDF file so you will need Adobe Reader to view and print it.)

P90X Mass Schedule

Like P90X, the P90X Mass Schedule follows a 12 week training block cycle with focus on reps to failure and very little cardio. You’ll still do stretch and Yoga work (and why wouldn’t you- without it- you’ll become VERY tight and lose all kinds of flexibility, leading to potential injury) so it’s all built in. You can also build in comparable P90X+ workouts that now come with the P90X program.

As mentioned in the original P90X Mass Article, the term “Mass” is just a term for size. In the case of the P90X Mass Schedule, mass is simply about adding more muscle than you currently have. You know- growing your biceps, triceps, shoulders, legs, etc.

When you view the schedule, you’ll notice– besides the “Day and Week” columns and rows– a “Failure @” column. This column illustrates the focus on reps with “Failure @” representing “Failure at X reps”. You should be using enough weight to fail (IE– unable to lift any more without losing proper form) within these ranges for that week. Using lower reps and more weight to fail in the 8-10 rep range (eventually failing in the 4-8 range as the program progresses)- the P90X Mass Schedule, combined with the proper nutrition will add muscle and get you looking big.

As always… TRUST THE PROGRAM. It was designed by Steve Edwards, the man who helped develop the P90X program in the first place. And dude knows his stuff. I’ve run through the schedule a couple times and added noticeable size, so I can definitely vouch for it. Enjoy!

Looking for support and accountability in nailing your P90X Mass Building goals? I’ve been there… feel free to email me here (via Contact above) or at dan at howdoigetfit dot com. Better yet, make me your (free) Beachbody Coach right here and get world-class one on one support all day, every day.


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