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WHAT IS IT? This challenge was designed by OptimizeMe Nutrition and focuses on ensuring a baseline level of fruits, veggies, and protein every day — without weighing and measuring everything and without restricting anything! Hence, it’s “lazy” but still offers significant results.  It combines the #800gChallenge® (eating 800 grams, by weight, of fruits and veggies each day) with a protein target.  By setting a target on these underrepresented items in most diets, the overall quantity is reduced as well as a more even macronutrient balance is achieved. In addition, points are awarded for working out AND achieving enough sleep – an important and overlooked aspect to one’s goals. Therefore, the Lazy Macros Challenge tackles the 4 major areas (diet quality, diet quantity, exercise, and sleep) that affect the goals most everyone wants: better body composition, performance, and overall health. Here’s a one-sheet with all the rules and scoring details. DATES...
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Team 1 – Chase and Katy Team Captain Team 2 – Cloud & Chrissa Team Captain Team 3 – Jamie & Richard Team Captain
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For avid exercisers or anyone who exercises with the hopes of seeing results, post-workout nutrition is one of the essential parts of your daily intake. Most already know that you should be or are taking a protein shake after a workout. We do this because exercise is catabolic, which essentially means that we are breaking down muscle. We stop catabolism by replenishing our bodies with amino acids to help repair and build muscle rather than break it down. So you are not wasting a workout without a protein shake, but you are not helping it either. I recommend taking a whey protein powder and mixing it with water. Whey protein is very high in amino acids, particularly the amino acid leucine, which is the most crucial amino acid for building muscle and is an amino acid missing from plant-based proteins. In addition, because of how it is processed, whey protein,...
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Aesthetics vs. performance is one of the most talked-about subjects in the exercise world.  It works like this, training for performance can cause some serious aesthetic results, but training for aesthetics will not necessarily provide someone with performance results.  In sports, it is not uncommon to judge everyone on the other team based on what they aesthetically look like before you play against them. It is also not unusual for the most shredded and jacked guy to be the worst, while the guy who looks overweight is one of the best. If you look at many professional bodybuilders, they look great but would probably have trouble getting over a fence when running from a chihuahua. Compared to a professional CrossFitter who looks great and could not only run away from the chihuahua but jump multiple fences, swim across a pond, pull themselves up onto a ten-foot platform, rest and repeat. ...
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BayWay CrossFit has found a new home! In a little bit of an unexpected fashion, we moved locations two weeks ago. Sometimes life throws you lemons when you expect to get hit with oranges, but the best thing you can do is take them and make some lemonade, and we are doing that! We moved to a more central location in Baytown, 5519 East Road, Baytown, TX 77521. The building square foot is a little bigger than the one we were in before, but we have had to be a little creative with how we have it set up for classes. We have only taken a step forward with this new location; like anything else, there will be some adjustment time but give it a few weeks, and we will be running like a well-oiled machine! BayWay CrossFit just passed its eighth anniversary with CrossFit on May 3rd, and in...
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