FHT Program 2017-07-10T05:53:44+00:00


After years of training professional athletes all over the world, including Olympians, IronMan triathletes, NFL All-Pros and MLB All-Stars, as well as coaches, physical therapists and personal trainers, Dr. John Rusin brings you FHT, his next-level body development, fitness, and training program.

Designed and mastered through over a decade of working with pro athletes, Functional Hypertrophy Training™ is built to help you achieve unprecedented function, muscle growth, and strength gains.

FHT is not a typical workout plan- it’s a hybrid 12-week program built on a foundation of bodybuilding, powerlifting, athletic performance and conditioning combined with cutting edge developments in the field by an industry insider with a background in both elite sports performance physical therapy and exercise science.

Famously dubbed “program from hell”, FHT will make you faster, more explosive, agile, and stronger. It intelligently avoids the injury potential of other hardcore programs and doesn’t require hard-to-find equipment only available at expensive, high-end gyms.

One of it’s biggest benefits is that, unlike other workout plans, FHT is built to be fully customizable depending on your current experience or goals. It combines exercise and nutrition strategies designed to help you focus on burning fat, building muscle, or maximizing function. In other words, t’s ready to adapt to you and do what you need from it.

Finally, across 120 pages of instruction and hours of video tutorials, Dr. John’s guidance is always backed with verified scientific research and published articles designed to show you HOW and WHY it gets it’s results.

I’m ready to get started with FHT and crush the next 3 months!


“Over the past few years Dr.John Rusin is one of the few guys that really made me learn more about the various aspects of training. In our day and age it is rare to find a combination of no-nonsense, knowledgeable and genuine expert that not only talks/writes a good game, but gets real life results. John is one of those exceptional people and you would do well to soak up all the info he presents!”

Christian Thibaudeau,
World Renown Trainer, Coach and Athlete.
Founder of Thibarmy.com



When you start reading through FHT, you’ll notice that it’s a 120 page book separated into 5 major sections. Being a full featured program that leaves no stone unturned, FHT contains more than just the training program, instead, it provides you with the entire ecosystem of highly effective training & recovery methods, nutrition guides, bonus techniques & customized support via the FHT Family Private Facebook Group.

Here’s a brief overview of what’s inside each of the sections:

Section 1: Introduction & Mechanism of FHT

The First Section is our Introductory section which aims to answer some of the questions you might have and explain the logic and mechanism of Functional Hypertrophy Training. We will go through questions such as “Who is this program for?”, “What type of equipment is needed”, “How long are the training sessions?”, “What can I expect from 12 weeks on this program?” etc.

Section 2: 15 Bonus Methods & Techniques

The Second Section contains all of our Bonuses & also digs deeper into the crucial Methods you’ll be using throughout this program. Along with the program, as a bonus, you will get guides to some of Dr. John’s signature techniques such as Hands-on SMR Techniques, Postural Restoration, Blood Flow Restriction & quite a few others.

They all work in perfect synergy with FHT and are ready for you to implement. There are total 15 Methods featured & explained in this section.

Section 3: The Nutrition

A house is only as strong as the material you used to build it. You simply cannot out train an improper diet. In order to eliminate this obstacle for you, this section provides all the detailed guidance you need to optimize your daily nutritional intakes to not only expedite your muscle gain and fat loss but also to enhance your recovery & overall health.

Section 4: Training Preparation Process

In this section we’ll introduce three very important concepts : Dynamic Warm-Up, Dynamic Cool-Down and Secondary Postural & Systemic Recovery. No program is complete without intelligent warm up and cool down application which, if done properly, will keep you healthy and pain-free, while also significantly increasing your performance, workout effectiveness, and ultimately, the results. Here in FHT we’re going to make these the staple of our every daily training session.

With your purchase of FHT program, you will instantly get an invitation to our closed off, private facebook group and connect with HUNDREDS of people, crushing the same program as you (ranging from beginners to pro athletes & trainers). You can get your questions answered directly by Dr. John (and dozens of other fitness professionals also doing FHT). You can share your progress, your challenges, your wins (or losses) or simply read through a crazy amount of questions & information already posted by our members. Your FHT Family is here to provide answers, guidance, knowledge & motivation for you, every step of the way.

Section 5: The FHT Program

The last and, by far, the largest section of the book contains our Program. The program itself is split into three phases, each of them lasting 4 weeks. Throughout the program, a major focus will be placed on the “Big 6” foundational movement patterns: squats, hip hinges, lunges, upper body presses, upper body pulls and loaded carries. Going through the 3 phases, you will notice how each builds on top of the previous one and every phase has it’s own unique character & specific purpose in the overall FHT program. Depending on your level of experience (beginner to advanced) & goal (more focus on burning fat, gaining muscle mass or functionality), the program is built to handle customization and can provide 3-5 days of training per week for an average of 60 minutes per day.

1st-phase-testFirst Phase – 4 Weeks

First phase of our program is focusing on building a base of strength and muscular metabolic conditioning while you become well acclimated to the FHT intensity. FHT starts strong and each phase is harder than the previous one. Even in the first phase, you can still expect a much greater volume than most of the programs you have completed before due to ramp up set schemes and other challenges.

2ndSecond Phase – 4 Weeks

Second phase picks up on  your strong foundation of strength, metabolic capacity and volume established in the previous 4 weeks. We’ll be increasing the volume while also adding in a few strategic intensity techniques that will be triggering muscle growth and hormonal cascade for fat loss. This is where you’ll start seeing very obvious performance & aesthetics gains.

3rdThird Phase – 4 Weeks

Third and final phase is where we go all in and turn on the “superhuman” mode. After 8 weeks of crushing FHT, the last 4 weeks you’ll be dominating some pretty intense training methods that you would have never thought possible before. We’re again building the volume up and placing greater emphasis on intensity techniques, challenge sets, extended sets & a handful of other methods developed for you to reach the brink of your physical capabilities.

In addition to the book, the program has 1 highly popular benefit – The FHT Family!

With your purchase of FHT program, you will instantly get an invitation to our closed off, private facebook group and connect with hundreds of people crushing the same program as you. You can get support directly from Dr. John (or dozens of other fitness pros also doing FHT). You can share your progress, your challenges, your wins (or losses) or simply lurk in the shadows reading through a crazy amount of other questions & comments :). Your FHT Family is here to provide answers, guidance, knowledge & motivation for you, every step of the way.


I’m ready to go all in and I want to sign up for FHT for just $99!


““Few people in this industry can be considered experts in rehabilitation, fitness, strength & conditioning the way John is. His truly comprehensive approach to improving human performance has always impressed me. John is someone I fully trust as a source of knowledge and reason amongst the noise surrounding performing, looking, and feeling better.”
Timothy DiFrancesco,
Strength Coach, TDAthletesEdge.com,
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the LA Lakers



With advanced degrees in both physical therapy and exercise science, as well as extensive experience working with NFL and MLB athletes, powerlifters, and bodybuilders, Dr. John Rusin has developed recovery, regeneration, and prehab-rehab programs for some of the world’s best power athletes.

His synergy of academia and in-field training experience allows him to create intelligently designed approaches to fitness and performance, and many pros build plans for their clients based on Dr. John’s groundbreaking work.

His goal is to bridge the ever-growing gap between high-performance strength and conditioning and cutting-edge rehabilitation methodology for both elite athletes and amateur fitness fanatics.

Dr. John’s game changing ideas have caught the attention of the most innovative and impactful fitness media outlets in the world. He has taught internationally, published extensively, and gives his absolute and unconditional best to better his clients, his community and the fitness industry as a whole – one success story at a time.

Will you be one of them?



I’m ready to train with Dr. John and get in the best shape of my life!


“”There’s no better compliment than having the opportunity to work with and learn from a role model within the industry. The time and dedication John puts into developing his programs is unlike anything I’ve seen from any other coach within the industry. Making the decision to invest in fitness education can be a challenging choice, but with John it’s certain you will be in good hands and see the results you’re working for!”
Kalli Youngstrom,
Elite Powerlifter, Fitness, Diet & Lifestyle Coach

<“I spent a long time working for strength, dealing with injuries, and training in specific rep ranges with very little variety to my programming. One decision for 2017 was to convert to hypertrophy training after a long hiatus. The good thing about this program, is the fact that it has something that everyone can benefit from. I have found great results from implementing select exercises that work well with my current program and keep me building muscle and improving my conditioning without having to worry about injury risk. The moves in the FHT will ask a lot of your conditioning, but the hard work pays off.”
Lee Boyce,
Strength Coach,
Internationally Published Writer, Speaker


Game-Changing Methods
Instructional Videos
Complete Nutritional Guide, Further Reading & Additional Resources leaving no stone unturned.

While developing FHT, the goal was to massively over-deliver and make you “all set” with know-how that goes way beyond “just the training program”.

We all know the feeling of being overwhelmed and overloaded with information from various different sources. It’s incredibly hard to filter through millions of fitness sources and even harder to know which approaches work and which don’t. That’s where FHT comes in.

Along with the most advanced training program available in the industry today, it teaches you everything you should be doing outside of the core “program”. Without a doubt, if the complete FHT program was segmented into a series of individual products, it’d be easily worth over $1,200. Without false modesty, FHT’s crucial, unique, and extremely effective guidance, information, and access are unparalleled in the fitness industry.

This is as good and as complete as it gets. Get started now, order FHT.

“After retiring from almost a decade in professional baseball, I wanted to grow and develop quality strength and size while simultaneously retaining my athleticism. This was a goal I wasn’t sure was possible all at once until Dr. John’s Functional Hypertrophy Training was released which grabbed my attention in an industry full of programs right away. I can truly say with the utmost confidence that this program is excellent for folks of varying experience levels, and ideal for anyone looking to be a stronger, better looking, and better moving human being.
Chad Rodgers,
Former Professional Baseball Player
Human Performance Coach and Writer at ShowMeStrength.com

“I’m extremely selective when choosing a training program for myself, but John and his work definitely fit the bill here. I’ve been very happy with the results from training on the FHT program, from the incredibly detailed coaching notes he provides to the exercise video tutorials and personal touch. This program is loaded with helpful information and content. FHT gives you the necessary toolbox to train hard in the gym and recover intelligently in between sessions. I give this program my highest recommendation.”
Matthew Ibrahim,
Strength & Conditioning Coach, Teacher, Speaker, Founder of MovementResilience.com

“After having my second baby, I started to give up on the thought of ever getting my pre-pregnancy bod back. Having to take care of 2 kids under 2 years old, keeping up with the house, making sure the dog was ok, and working full time was exhausting! I knew I had to make a change, for my physical AND mental well-being. Fortunately, FHT program was just what I needed. Following a program that was laid out for me took away any doubts and any thinking, all I needed to do was show up and train. I set aside an hour a day, between 3-5 days a week, followed the training schedule and nutrition advice & I quickly started to see results and feel better. FHT helped me be a better mom to my 2 little boys, a better wife and a better me! I’m looking forward to starting level 2 soon!”
Sara Colombo,
Mom of Two, Former Bodybuilder and Crossfit Athlete


“Dr Rusin is a clinician who also understands the tools from the strength and conditioning world together with the knowhow to blend them together. Performance enhancement and injury resilience is his forte.”

Professor Stuart McGill,
One of World’s Top Authorities in Injury Prevention,
Author of Back Mechanic, Founder of BackFitPro.com


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