Weightlifting, CBD, Fitness

Taking CBD Strictly for Weightlifting Purposes

Did you know more fitness enthusiasts are eagerly purchasing CBD?  Why?  Because there seems to be a strong connection between cannabidiol (CBD) consumption and a more effective and comfortable workout. 

Many weightlifters have reported that CBD helps them meet their goals while also aiding in the recovery process.  This is exciting news considering the variety of questionable fitness supplements that are on the market today.  After all, CBD is largely considered safe since it’s nontoxic, and it doesn’t seem to cause dependency.

So, if you want to take your weightlifting game to the next level, read on.

Could CBD Help You Get Closer to Your Weightlifting Goals?

Because hemp is legalized, researchers are able to examine the many potential benefits of the plant like never before.  Cannabidiol is the leading cannabinoid found in the hemp plant, and it’s lauded for its many potential benefits.

Study #1: CBD seems to benefit the mind and body, and you need to have both a healthy body and a healthy mind in order to make the most of your weightlifting regimen.  For one thing,

Study #2: CBD’s unique ability to increase energy levels in a natural way.  As you know, lots of physical energy is needed if you’re going to meet those goals.

Study #3: Possess powerful neurological benefits that can improve cognitive function.  This means that CBD may give you the mental stamina, optimism, focus, and motivation needed to do those few more reps. 

Study #4:  Cannabidiol contains both analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, meaning it can soothe inflammation while interfering with the brain’s pain receptors.

Pain and exercise aren’t really compatible, as we are sure you’re well aware. 

  • Pain can prevent you from reaching your fitness goals. 
  • Also, pain can definitely occur while the muscles recover. 

So, taking CBD can help you manage pain while you workout and prevent pain from occurring after you’re done exercising.

Is CBD an Option to Take Prior to Working Out?

Researchers have found that cannabidiol works well with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS has the role of maintaining homeostasis throughout the body.  Essentially, the ECS stores excess CBD for later use, making overdosing virtually impossible.  And, as of now, CBD does not seem to lead to addiction.

How to Take CBD to Maximize Your Weightlifting Practice

When it comes to weightlifting, reaching those goals is notoriously difficult, and the recovery process can be quite a struggle.  Sure, there are lots of products on the market that aim to help one reach their weightlifting goals, but many of them contain questionable ingredients.  If you want to try to reach those goals naturally while helping improve the process of muscle recovery, we suggest giving CBD a try. 

Note: Before taking cannabidiol, it is best to speak with your doctor first. Especially, if you’re taking any medications, as CBD could interfere with the CYP3A4 enzyme responsible for metabolizing half the meds we take.  Also, your doctor has access to your medical records and can make a determination from them coupled with your current health to see if CBD is right for you.

#1: CBD Quality Matters

The first thing to know is that when it comes to CBD, quality is everything.  There are sadly a lot of poor-quality CBD products on the market, which is why it’s essential that you do your homework.  Look through different company’s websites to find third-party lab reports showing a CBD product’s potency, purity, and quality.  Then, purchase accordingly, knowing that good-quality CBD will cost you a bit, but is well worth it in the long-term.

#2: Timing is Important

To reap the most benefits of CBD during your workout, we suggest timing your dosage so that its effects are felt most strongly during your weightlifting routine.  Different administration methods take different amounts of time to take effect, so take this into consideration before taking your dosage each day.

#3: Know How to Dose Properly

Each CBD product has a suggested dosage level, but that’s more of a loose guide.  Everyone’s body is different, and some respond better to more CBD while some respond better to less.  Start with the recommended dosage and adjust accordingly.

#4: Consistency is Equally Important

It’s great to take cannabidiol right before a workout, and of course dose properly, but most experts agree that CBD should be consistently consumed to really get the job done.  Because the ECS tends to be deficient in cannabinoids, it requires an adequate amount of them in order to fulfill its role.  Taking CBD daily allows these cannabinoids to build up in the body.

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