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The Base of the Pyramid

27
Sep

The Base of the Pyramid

Kutschbach

7 rounds for time of:
11 back squats, 185 lb. 
10 jerks, 135 lb.

The Base of the Pyramid

The Theoretical Hierarchy of the Development of an athlete, also know as the CrossFit pyramid, is a visual representation of the elements that go into the pursuit of health and fitness. To quote the What is Fitness article:

“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” (What is Fitness, CrossFit Journal, October 2002).

That last sentence “If you have a deficiency at any level of “the pyramid” the components above will suffer” should remind us that we can’t out exercise the food we put into our bodies. 

As we roll into fall we’ll soon introduce the 2015 Fall Food Challenge. Whether your goal is to lean out, put on mass, better your performance in the gym, get your first handstand push-up, or improve other health markers, the challenge can help you realize those goals – because, as the pyramid points out – all pathways to improved health and fitness go through nutrition.

Have you ever tried to out exercise your nutrition? Post to comments.