Emily, saw your post in the Hybrid program thread on CF and figured it would be best to reply here.
I've been doing Gant's program since the beginning of Janaury - with the exception of one week at the of January where I did straight, but scaled CF.com WOD's. I have just finished reading Jeff Martin's article in the CFJ and come to the conclusion that the programs are very similar - like most here also have. The differences main differences in my opinion are that Jeff's program lacks the Olympic lifts and dedicates a day to a 20 minute Metcon.
Prior to my hybrid program I was BrandX Crossfitting for about 2 1/2 months. Before that excercise was not part of my regular life for many years. I had done weightlifting in my teen years so the movements came back relatively quick and as a result I didn't have any aprehension to lifting heavy (relative
). I have seen linear gains in all my lifts and continue to improve my handstand and body composition. I am sold on Gant's hybrid template for me and have no intentions of making any changes after reading the article.
I do plan to do CF.com or Kettlebell training for a week or two when I feel a little stale on the hybrid - to recharge my batteries so to speak. In addition I am running a 5K race in May so I may change the balance before 4-6 weeks out to help prepare.
Who knows, this article might just get more people exposed to Gant's protocol.