Fall fun runs, benefit walks, and getting back into your gym routine have probably left your muscles screaming for some relief.
Why do you get sore after a workout?
When you work out, your muscles get sore because the muscle and the connective tissue around it gets damaged. This is actually how muscle growth happens – you have to break it down in order to build them back up. During the repair process, muscles grow back bigger and stronger. The damage that is responsible for soreness is actually tiny microtears, and these are what trigger inflammatory responses.
Some of you may have noticed that the peak of your soreness doesn’t happen right after the workout, either – it typically happens about 24 to 72 hours after the exercise. This is known as delayed onset muscle soreness, and while you may not be able to avoid it completely, you can help ease the pain.
How to recover from a workout (and use CBD to help)
To recover from being sore after a workout, or after any activity that has worked your muscles more than usual, you’ll want to start by adjusting your workout itself.
- Ease into and–out of–your workout, by giving yourself a warm-up and a cool-down period.
- Try using a massage or foam roller after working out
- Do an active recovery activity, such as yoga, walking, or light jogging
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day before and after a workout
- Give topical CBD relief a try!
Did you know that CBD may help you recover from that latest gym or mountain biking session?
CBD works by regulating the pain signals by targeting a subsystem in the body called the Endocannabinoid system – or the ECS. Many people choose CBD for relief from muscle pain because it may help relax muscles and alleviate tension. CBD might also reduce mild inflammation caused by those micro tears and working out, which could help prevent damage to surrounding healthy muscle.
We recommend our Rooted Hemp Co. Warming Balm, which is a warmly scented balm designed to give your muscles relief! With 1500mg of CBD infused with arnica and essential oils of lavender, cinnamon, clove, rosemary, camphor, peppermint, wintergreen and tea tree, you’ll want to tote this along to the gym or keep it at your desk for when the after workout burn arrives the next day.