I read Christian’s article “Different Destinations, Different Journeys,” and I was wondering what types of results have you guys gotten from functional training? I’ve always done bodybuilding-type training and have typically gained (or tried for) a couple of percent increase in weight per week or an extra rep per set (within a given phase of my periodized routine, of course). How much progress is expected during a week or a phase of functional training?
Also, how are these types of routines periodized? Do you do 4 weeks of max effort, followed by a period of speed training, or mix the two Westside style? Or do you do a phase of functional training followed by a phase of hypertrophy training?