My thoughts on P90x, Insanity, Crossfit, and similar programs


As a health professional I am frequently asked about P90x, Insanity, Crossfit, and others like them.  It is one of the most debated topics among those in the strength and conditioning world.  For the record, P90x/Insanity are similar, Crossfit is very different, but both programs are very hotly debated.

I am a “Functional Trainer”

What is functional training? According to, Function means: the kind of action or activity proper to a person, thing, or institution; the purpose for which something is designed or exists; role. I had the opportunity to see Mike Boyle and Gray Cook last weekend at the Perform Better seminar. Mike is labeled as a […]

Periodization and Why You Should Use It


Periodization has been around for a long time.   Athletes are the ones who mostly use it while training for a competition.  It has been known for ages that it works.  Research has backed it, results have backed it, and it makes common sense when you really think about the concepts.  Many textbooks have been devoted […]