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The CBD/Functional Fitness Connection

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If you’re involved in the fitness industry, it’s likely you have at least heard of CrossFit and/or functional fitness training.

The high intensity, constantly varied, training regime continues to be highly debated by many fitness enthusiasts. Most of those who have tried it are full of praise for the training program. However, some can still be a little hesitant and intimidated by the heavy weightlifting, and gymnastic movements that are synonymous with functional fitness training.

But, regardless of how you personally feel about it, you cannot deny the fact that it is highly effective.

Functional fitness aims to improve human functioning in many ways, including:

  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Cardiorespiratory Endurance
  • Power
  • Agility
  • Coordination
  • Balance
  • Accuracy
  • Stamina
  • Speed

Why is Functional Fitness so Effective?

Functional fitness is a combination of exercises that rely on conditioning and strength. Workouts are designed to appeal to people of all ages and ability levels. Every workout can be tailored (scaled) to fit the needs of each individual. All of the activities are functional and need to be part of a high-intensity workout if the user wants to achieve the most positive outcome.

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Why is Functional Fitness and CBD a Winning Combination?

Intensity is something that functional fitness and CBD have have in common. It’s also important to note that each one offers conditioning and requires time to recover. Never avoid this downtime since it is there to prevent injury. Resting allows the muscles to recuperate. This usually takes about two days.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical that is found in cannabis. It is part of a group that is collectively known as cannabinoids. These can have a huge effect on a part of the peripheral and central nervous system that is known as the endocannabinoid system, or ECS. This affects many things, including appetite and chemicals in the brain that can lead to seizures.

There are two main benefits of CBD that make it very appealing to those who train out of a CrossFit affiliate. The first is the fact that it acts as an anti-inflammatory. The other is the fact that it CBD reduces pain, which means a speedier recovery.

If you are not in serious pain after your workouts, it will make you more motivated to do them in the future. While mild to moderate pain is typically expected, no one wants to be in excruciating pain for a long period of time. The anti-inflammatory properties can reduce swelling immensely and help the muscles heal faster and more efficiently.

By adding CBD to your functional fitness regime, you will benefit more during recovery time and should see more effective results in a shorter time.

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