Originally Posted by Bobby_Light
Yes. The best programs are periodized in some way. They are also personalized not cookie cutter.
I'll have to disagree. I've personally seen far better results from Crossfit than with any other program. And I've had access to some high caliber coaching though out my life.
My thesis would be that the best fitness (and greatest caloric burn) will come from compound movements with heavy weights, sprints, body weight exercises and the occasional lsd cardio session. If you agree with that, there really isn't that much personalisation to be done.