Originally Posted by Brandon Oto
IMO you're still at the novice stages of strength (late novice, but still). Therefore a committed strength program such as SS, possibly with a bit of metcon to keep you sharp, is a better bet than a wholly "blended" program like those mentioned. My program is strictly for intermediates and above; Gant's is doable for novices but not as fast as SS; PM is focused on OL.
I'd get on SS, drink your milk, add some metcon if you insist and can survive it.
Looking at Gant's template for the intermediate/advanced I noticed that it is very similar to PM. Is the difference in the program just that the Hybrid is more about the heavy metcons with the added third day being dedicated to strength?