“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, cardiovascular sufficiency, body control, external object control, and ultimately mastery and application. This model has greatest utility in analyzing athletes’ shortcomings or difficulties.
We don’t deliberately order these components but nature will. If you have a deficiency at any level of ‘the pyramid’ the components above will suffer.” Coach Glassman Crossfit Journal Issue 2
What I seek to do is develop athletes from the bottom up with a firm foundation based on fundamentals and good nutrition. If you want to excel at the top of the pyramid, you have to look at how you are performing at the bottom of the pyramid.