A Theoretical Hierarchy of Development


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.
-CrossFit Journal

That’s right, at the base of the pyramid is nutrition. Want to get stronger, better, faster, FITTER? Dial in your nutrition!

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At CrossFit Hyannis we have partnered with Isagenix to provide our  members access to some of the best supplements and weight management products on the market.  The standards of Isagenix products are “Quality and Integrity” and they select the highest quality ingredients for all of their products, which are backed by science.

At CrossFit Hyannis we believe that there is no supplement for hard work- both inside the gym and out.  The reality is, however, that no matter how hard you work in the gym if you are not taking care of your diet, nutrition, supplementation and hydration you will never maximize your potential.  Working hard for an hour in the gym is a big part of the equation, but how you fuel yourself the other 23 hours is also of supreme importance.

We offer Isagenix products as a service to our members so that they can more fully benefit from the work that they do in the gym and to live healthy lives.  In addition to providing our members with an optimal training experience, our goal is to educate our members on the importance of sound nutritional strategies and the benefits that appropriate supplementation can do for them as they work toward their goals.

The first key is having a solid nutritional strategy based on real, whole foods in appropriate quantities.  Second to that there are many benefits to appropriately supplementing your training- including aiding in recovery, helping build lean muscle mass, managing your weight, etc.

Over the last six years members have regularly asked us for advice on what supplements to take, and we feel confident in directing people to Isagenix products to meet their needs and help them reach their goals.

If you have any questions please ask Katie and check out the info at the gym and

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 We also offer Nutrition Coaching to our members! This is an opportunity to work one-on-one with a coach to address nutritional goals and get you on the right track.
Included in this service is:
One 30-45 Minute initial consult which includes:
-Explain and review the basic principles of flexible dieting and eating real food in proper quantities to support your lifestyle and activities
-Current weight, goal weight
-Non-scale goals (performance, etc.)
-What does your current diet look like?
-Why do you want to better your nutrition?
-What is your level of commitment and expectations.
-Baseline macros for rest day and workout days.

This initial consult will be followed up with two 30 minute meetings at two weeks and four weeks. At this time we will  adjust macros as necessary.

You will also receive a packet of resources, topics to include information on:
-Pre and post workout meal ideas
-Meal timing (including intra/post workout)
-The importance of meal prep and having healthy options available at all times
-How does My Fitness Pal work- tips and tricks
-List of good sources of protein, carbs, and fat
-Articles, books, podcast suggestions

Cost is $75.  If you’re interested or have questions e-mail