When we age, our metabolism slows down- and that’s totally ok, it’s a normal part of life! And we get it, you’re a busy dude! However, maybe you want to get back into shape so that you are always feeling your best.
In this case, CBD will be a great addition to your workout routine no matter where you are at in your fitness journey! For all, you “Super Dads” out there, here is your personal CBD regimen!
Before we get into it, you may have some questions about what CBD is, and how it can actually help you take your fitness to the next level.
Let’s break it down!
Cannabidiol or CBD is derived from hemp, a species of cannabis.
Now maybe you already have an opinion about cannabis given the fact that it is typically associated with drug usage, but don’t worry, CBD can’t get you high. This is because the hemp plant contains less than 0.3 percent of THC. THC is the psychoactive compound abundantly found in marijuana, another species of cannabis.
What if you take a lot of CBD?
Don’t worry, if you are getting CBD from industrial hemp, the medical community has proven that even taken in large doses, there is not enough THC in there to induce mind-altering effects.
How does CBD Work in the Body?
Humans and animals are naturally wired with an endocannabinoid system. This wonderful structure that we have in place is used to fine-tune our physiological functions and promote a state of homeostasis. It is composed of CB1 and CB2 receptors that are located all around our brain and body.
When CBD is ingested, inhaled, or topically applied, it indirectly interacts with these receptors to produce outstanding medicinal effects. Research and clinical trials have shown that insomnia, chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety, and depression may be successfully treated with the use of CBD.
Specifically related to muscular endurance, CBD supports balance in the cells, which improves your performance before, during, and after a workout as it can fight inflammation and chronic pain while improving focus and stamina.
If you are a super dad that wants to feel and look your best, incorporate CBD into your routine!
Read on for a personalized “Super Dad Bod” plan to build endurance and promote muscle recovery while fighting the symptoms of injury!
Before Your Workout
1.Use Gridiron’s CBD Energy Shot.
Forget pre-workout! While it may be tempting to reach for something to give you a quick shot of energy, be aware that many of these supplements and powders filled with caffeine that will ensure a crash either before or after a sweat session! Not only this, but the FDA has sent out warning letters to various companies that sell pre workout as some of their products are full of harmful ingredients! Use Gridiron’s CBD Energy Shot instead! Formulated with 20mg of pure CBD, this natural energy booster kicks instantly. Using it before a hearty sweat session will not only allow you to get the most out of your performance, but you won’t have to worry about nasty side effects of other pre workout supplements!
2.Use Gridiron’s Fast Acting Salve
Apply our CBD salve to any areas of discomfort. Many athletes will apply the salve to their feet and joints before they put on their tennis shoes. Each jar of this fast-acting salve contains 50 mg of CBD! It is perfect for the super dad that deals with muscle soreness and joint pain but wants to improve their athletic performance without thinking about discomfort!
After Your Workout
(For Morning Workouts) Use Gridiron’s CBD Concentrate
If you prefer to work out in the mornings, grab a bottle of CBD concentrate to use in your water or to mix into a post-workout protein shake. Not only will the concentrate last you a long time, but you can customize exactly how much CBD you want to take so that you can have more energy for the rest of the day!
1.(For Evening Workouts)
If you prefer to work out in the evenings, the last thing you need is something that keeps you awake all night long. We recommend using Gridiron’s Night gummies with melatonin.
Hold on one second, I know what you’re thinking! You just read that taking CBD instead of pre-workout will give you a natural boost of energy, so how can it also help you fall asleep?
Allow me to explain.
When small doses of CBD are taken during the day, it improves wakefulness and gives you energy; however, when the cannabinoid is taken in larger amounts this stimulates the production of melatonin and tryptophan, thus helping you get to sleep while promoting muscle recovery.
Not only will the gummies give you the right dose of CBD before bed, but the added amount of melatonin will ensure that you get some peaceful shut eye so that you are ready to hit the gym again the next day!
2.Use Gridiron’s Fast Acting Salve (Again)
When you finally kick off those tennis shoes and take a shower, CBD should be your next go-to!
We recommend using the fast-acting salve again to prevent muscle soreness while reducing inflammation. Rub the concentrated CBD over your joints and muscles to get an instant “pick me up” to aid a more efficient recovery time!