I've been training with Atomic Athlete here in Austin for the past 6 months and I'm very happy with the programming and community. Don't worry- I still love CrossFit! Atomic's hybrid programming has been challenging, but I've seen gains in strength, as well as maintaining my speed and stamina- which is a priority for me as I have an unbreakable endurance addiction.
So what is Atomic?
In short, the Atomic Athlete Hybrid Athlete programming aims to produce athletes who excel across their 3 main components of fitness:
Atomic also focuses on the mental toughness of athletes, and tries to avoid injury through focus on mobility and durability.
To accomplish this, Atomic utilizes a concept called fluid periodization. Fluid periodization was developed by Rob of Mountain Athlete, and as applied by Atomic forms a succession of 9 week cycles:
Mental toughness is training in all aspects of the fluid periodization schedule, and mobility work is included every training session (and encouraged outside of training as well).
I'm lucky to train at Atomic in Austin, but they recently launched their programming online. Find out more and enroll here. I look forward to meeting more Atomic Athletes!