One of the most forgotten workouts in P90X is Core Synergistics. I have a lot of friends that have done P90X from start to finish and have never done it once.
The reason behind this is that its not in the routine manual until you get to doing P90X doubles. This is where you do a cardio workout in the morning and a regular workout in the evening.
A lot of people do not have the time for this so they skip the morning cardio and focus on the nightly workout.
After thinking about it the P90X Core Synergistics is introduced during the off week so you might have only done it once or twice.
What Moves Do You Do In P90X Core Synergistics?
What is unique about Core Synergistics is the variety of exercises you do. You start out by doing push ups with you feet stacked on each other and your hands staggered. Next one is the Banana Roll in which you roll onto your stomach and back engaging your abs.
There are some very goofy looking routines.
The Sphinx push up is one of the them. Picture lying on the ground looking the Sphinx in Egypt and doing a push up. The plank to chatarunga run is tough. You go back and forth from a plank position bringing your legs to your head in a push up stance and then dropping to the ground for ten seconds while still bringing your feet as high up as you can. This takes strength from your shoulders down to your hip flexors to be able to complete this one.
Any Weird Moves In P90X Core Synergistics?
Another favorite one is the prison cell push up. If you ever see any coverage of inmates at prison yards you will see this push up where they are standing up then drop to the ground, do a push up, bring their right knee to their head, push up, left knee to head, push up, then jump to their feet. Repeat this process for a minute. Its kinda fun because you are engagin so many different muscles and the name is catchy.
I did not do Core Synergistics all that much over my many rounds of P90X as I was content with doing the other workouts.
P90X Core Synergistics is a nice workout to switch things up here and there if you are getting bored with P90X Ab Ripper X. It is also a great cardio workout that is guaranteed to make you sweat. Its not a very long workout and it moves by very fast.