20 Apr

P90X3 Incinerator: Upper Body Burnout in About 30 Minutes

P90X3 Incinerator

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Instructor-Tony Horton

Category-Strength

Equipment-Dumbbells (5, 8, 10, 12, 15, and 20’s), pull-up bar (with assist band), Power Stands*, mat

*optional

Extra-Ladies, here’s a link to my favorite colored dumbbells.

TIPS-Measure your door frame and check the weight limit on any pull-up bar before you invest in it.  Also, Power Stands are my favorite push-up stand because they’re big and sturdy but whatever push-up stand you have is fine.

Length-31 minutes

HRM-184 calories

Choreography-Simple

My rating-A

Important Information

    • P90X3 Incinerator is a routine of paired exercises. You do one exercise with a dumbbell/band and then follow that with an exercise that focuses on the same muscle group but uses your own body weight for resistance.
    • There are two badass women (Tamara and Jessica) in Tony’s team. Tamara is showing you how to do the entire workout with a band.
    • The exercises are slow and controlled. Pay attention to your form.  Don’t waste the 30 minutes you’re committing to this workout by having crappy form.
    • There are 10 reps in the first exercise of each pair (except for Monkey Pump). You do those with the group.  Then your job is to do maximum reps in 30 seconds on the second exercise.
    • Read to the end for links to a few places you can compare prices for this video:-)
    • TIP-This program uses a lot of equipment.  Here’s a quick link to all of my favorite workout tools/accessories to help you stock up. (Click on the category tab, My Favorite Exercise Tools.)


Warm-Up

The warm-up is a little over 2 minutes of a few aerobic moves to get blood flowing to those upper body muscles.  There are some nice yoga stretches here, too.

Main Workout

BACK

Renegade Row

I use 12’s.  There are 10 reps.  Keep your core strong.  Don’t sag.

Pull-Ups (I use an assist band)

Do max reps over the 30 seconds.  I squeeze out about 12.  Jessica does this without an assist band.  She’s awesome.  I kind of hate her.

CHEST

Floor Flys

I use 15 lb. dumbbells.  There are 10 reps.  Don’t get cocky and go too high on your weight here.  You have to do push-ups next.

Push-Ups

I use power stands for these (because I have them) but you don’t need them.  Do as many push-ups as you can with proper form.  I do 13-15 reps.  You may be able to do a lot more.

BACK

Rocket Launcher Row

I use 15’s.  Make the move smooth.  There are 10 reps.

Chin-Ups

Do maximum reps in 30 seconds.  I do about 8 (with the assist band).

CHEST

A-Press

I use 20 lb dumbbells.  This is different than a fly.  Look at the team for proper form before you do them.  There are 10 reps.

Military Push-Ups

I use my power stands again, but you don’t need them.  Your arms stay next to your ribcage for this style.  I do about 12 reps.

SHOULDERS

Monkey Pump

I use 8 lb. dumbbells (use 5’s the first time you do these).  There are 8 reps this time.  There are several steps to this very original move.  Don’t skip any parts of the exercise.  Yes, this is hard.

Pike Press

You can use your power stands.  Stick your butt up in the air and do a shoulder push up.  Your head is going straight down.  Do as many as you can in 30 seconds.  I do about 14 reps.

BACK

Pterodactyl Flys

Remember the leg you were leaning on for the rocket launcher?  Put the other leg in front for this exercise.  I use 10 lb. dumbbells.  Don’t let the weight crash in to your ankle.  There are 10.

Flipper

This is weird but cool.  I’d never done this exercise until I did Incinerator.  The exercise is done in a low plank position.  Listen and watch the team to know what to do.  You’ll feel this in your back and triceps.

BICEPS

Popeye Hammer Curls

I use 12’s.  There are 10 reps.  Make sure your palms stay facing your body on each rep.

Kneeler Curls

I keep my 12’s for this max-out set.  You’re in a kneel on one knee.  I do about 16 reps.

TRICEPS

Hail To The Chief

I use 12 lb. dumbbells on this exercise.  You’ll be on your back with the weights moving across your face.  Go slow!  Don’t pick up a weight that’s too heavy!  You do not want to learn the hard way that you should have picked a lighter weight.  There are 10 reps.  Go slow (there, I said it twice).

Skyfers

You can use your power stands for this exercise.  Do as many as you can in the 30 seconds.  Keep your knees together and lift your hips high.  I do about 20.

BICEPS

Arm and Hammer

I use my 12 lb. dumbbells.  There are 10 reps of each style.  Sometimes I wish I’d picked up my 10’s before the set is over.

TRICEPS

Rocket Launcher Kickbacks

Use whichever leg you weren’t leaning in to for kneeler curls as your support leg.  I use 8 lb. reps.  This is your max-out set.  I do about 16.

Burnout

For 2 minutes you alternate between versions of push-ups, high plank hold, low plank hold (sphinx), side arm balances, and a few other moves.  Tony prompts you to do each exercise.  (He actually does Burnout with the team).  This is a cool section.

Cool Down/Stretch

The cool down/stretch is a little over a minute in length.  It wouldn’t hurt to do a few additional upper body stretches after the workout ends.

Final Thoughts

P90X3 Incinerator is a great upper body strength-training program in well under an hour. Pair it with a short run and a core workout and you’ve covered it all.

You can find P90X3 Incinerator in the family of P90X3 videos at Beachbody and in the Member Library of a Beachbody on Demand subscription.  And don’t forget to compare prices over at Amazon.

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