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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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Teen Excel Class is a strength and conditioning program designed for both athletes and non-athletes ranging from ages 12-18. The program combines age-appropriate weightlifting and gymnastics with high-intensity training to deliver optimal fitness and performance. We will focus on teaching proper techniques so that we can optimize power and strength outputs. Teaching young people to move their bodies through space and then objects around their bodies is key to developing as an athlete or growing as a person. The program will be generalized, and not sports specific, but that does not take away from its validity. This will improve the athletic capabilities of any kid but also grow the fitness of a teen that is a non-athlete by teaching them to move and teaching them how to live a healthy lifestyle. I ran this program last year with a small private group and had a lot of success with each...
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After reading this, do not be upset, but the protein you are taking is probably doing nothing more than checking the box on your daily macro intake. The supplement industry has become such a lucrative business over the last 20 years with the fitness industry’s growth. Anyone who was into fitness 10+ years ago knows how excellent supplements were. From fat-burning supplements to post-workout supplements, we use to have the best products available. Since then, more regulations have been placed on the industry, so these companies’ profit margins have also been affected. Like any other business, they have learned to cut costs in different places, and protein powders and ready-to-drink (RTD) proteins have taken an enormous hit. We take protein powders or RTDs post-workout because of the branch chain amino acids (BCAA’s) that they contain. Our body uses these to repair the damage that we caused our muscles during our...
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Questionnaire: Jamie N. Baytown, TX Age: 40 Occupation: Teacher When did you start CrossFit?Summer 2015 When did you start at BayWay CrossFit?October 2017 What are your favorite movements or workouts?My favorite movements would be deadlift and push press. What are your least favorite movements or workouts?My least favorite movements are thrusters! Tell us about your sports & fitness background?I have no background in sports. I have never been involved in any athletic event. I was a member at a gym as an adult. However, I never used the weight room. How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD…what was it, and how did it feel?I don’t remember my first wod exactly, but I remember what I felt like. I was so intimidated at first, even to walk in. It left me worn out but so challenged. I fell in love with the community!...
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