Theoretical Hierarchy of Development aka The CrossFit Pyramid

Today we start talking about the CrossFit Pyramid and break down each part of it over the next few weeks. This week we discuss why Nutrition is the foundation to the pyramid and how we are helping you “Kickstart” your nutrition with an upcoming 30 Day Nutition Kickstart starting 2/6/2021 and ending right before The Open.

Taken from the CF Journal article “What is Fitness?” way back on October 1st 2022.

A theoretical hierarchy exists for the development of an athlete. It starts with nutrition and moves to metabolic conditioning, gymnastics, weightlifting and finally sport. This hierarchy largely reflects foundational dependence, skill, and to some degree, time ordering of development. The logical flow is from molecular foundations to cardiovascular sufficiency, body control, external object control, and ultimately mastery and application. This model has greatest utility in analyzing athletes’ shortcomings or difficulties. We do not deliberately order these components, but nature will. If you have a deficiency at any level of “the pyramid,” the components above will suffer.

Nutrition plays a critical role in your fitness. Proper nutrition can amplify or diminish the effect of your training efforts. Effective nutrition is moderate in protein, carbohydrate and fat.