The CrossFit method is to establish a hierarchy of effort and concern that builds as follows:

Diet – lays the molecular foundations for fitness and health.

Metabolic Conditioning – builds capacity in each of three metabolic pathways, beginning with aerobic, then lactic acid, and then phosphocreatine pathways.

Gymnastics – establishes functional capacity for body control and range of motion.

Weightlifting and throwing – develop ability to control external objects and produce power.

Sport – applies fitness in competitive atmosphere with more randomized movements and skill mastery.

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