Hierarchy of Development

Hierarchy of Development

This is excerpt nine is the series “What is Fitness” from the CrossFit Journal. A Theoretical Hierarchy of Development A theoretical hierarchy exists for the development of an athlete (Figure 3). It starts with nutrition and moves to metabolic...
Nutrition & Sport

Nutrition & Sport

This is excerpt eight in the “What is Fitness” series from the CrossFit Journal article “What is Fitness” Nutrition Nutrition plays a critical role in your fitness. Proper nutrition can amplify or diminish the effect of your training efforts....
Weightlifting and Throwing

Weightlifting and Throwing

This is excerpt Seven in the “What is Fitness” series from Greg Glassman in the CrossFit Journal. Weightlifting “Weightlifting” as opposed to “weight lifting” or “weight training,” refers to the Olympic sport, which includes the clean and jerk and the...
Gymnastics

Gymnastics

This is excerpt six from the “What is Fitness” Series Gymnastics Our use of the term “gymnastics” not only includes the traditional competitive sport that we have seen on TV but all activities like climbing, yoga, calisthenics and dance, where the aim is...
Interval Training

Interval Training

This is excerpt Five from the “What is Fitness” article on journal.crossfit.com Interval Training The key to developing the cardiovascular system without an unacceptable loss of strength, speed and power is interval training. Interval training mixes bouts...
Metabolic Conditioning, or “Cardio”

Metabolic Conditioning, or “Cardio”

This is excerpt four from “What is Fitness” series in CrossFit Journal. Metabolic Conditioning, or “Cardio” Biking, running, swimming, rowing, speed skating and cross-country skiing are collectively known as “metabolic conditioning.” In the common...