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What’s something all bodybuilders make a daily priority? Muscle recovery. In fact, some bodybuilders say their post-recovery workout is the most important part of their entire fitness regimen. Without proper recovery, injury can occur, which can delay training and stymie progress. Pain is a necessary part of building muscles, but the trick is finding that balance between pain that supports muscle growth and pain that leads to physical damage or injury.
It’s no secret that lifting weights causes stress on the body, and bodybuilders are very familiar with the axiom, “No pain, no gain.” More specifically, micro-tears are created within the bundles of muscles, and these same muscles create friction as they rub against each other during workout sessions. The body’s natural response is to rush help to the area to begin repairing these micro-tears, which in turn, builds more muscle. But this rush of support also causes inflammation in the area, which can lead to soreness and fatigue.
In fact, as every bodybuilder knows, the pain is often at its worst a day or two after that area has been worked out. This is a common condition known as DOMS or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. Rest and proper recovery is what must follow, in order for those specific muscles to heal and rebuild, stronger than they were before the workout. Rushing in to rework those areas too soon is what can lead to injury or diminished results if the muscles aren’t allowed sufficient rest and time to fully recover and rebuild.
CBD oil works synergistically with the body because it mimics many of the body’s natural responses to changes. The ECS (Endocannabinoid System) is a sort of cell communication system that diligently works to keep the body in a state of internal balance and order. CBD (Cannabinoid) oil helps the ECS to do its job to restore this sense of balance. Many bodybuilders ingest CBD oil on a daily basis to help with mood, appetite, stress, sleep, relaxation, pain, and inflammation. Weightlifters also find benefit in applying CBD oil topically after a workout, as part of their ongoing recovery protocol.
Ready to give CBD oil a try? We recommend keeping a bottle in your gym bag, as well as a bottle at home and at the office. You can apply NuLeaf Naturals’ pure CBD oil directly to your skin and massage into the affected areas, or add a liberal amount to your favorite post-workout recovery cream or ointment. Keep in mind that, just like protein powders and supplements, CBD oils are not all created equal. You’ll want to ensure you’re choosing a pure, organic, full spectrum, high-quality CBD oil for best results. Click here to order full spectrum CBD oil from NuLeaf Naturals now or call 720-372-4842 to speak to one of our expert team members about how you can best incorporate CBD oil into your recovery regimen.