A Plant-Based Post-Workout Plan With No Salads

When it comes to the science of working out the age-old principle still applies: K.I.S.S.

Keep it simple s…onny? (See also: Keep it simple, Señora)

If you’re trying to lose weight, you just have to burn more energy than you ingest. If you want to gain mass, you need to increase your caloric and protein ingestion to help your body repair muscle fibers and promote muscle growth.

In both cases, we’re putting increased stress on our physiology. Our joints and connective tissues are being put through the ringer. Our muscle fibers are experiencing microscopic tears that promote growth. This means proper recovery is just as important as the activity. The top method is the easiest: rest. But there are also ways we can support the natural systems at work in our bodies that are helping us recover.

Studies have begun to show the potential of CBD to promote the reduction of inflammation along with other benefits. By boosting our body’s natural ability to repair and recover after a workout, CBD could promote injury prevention and help us stay on track with our exercise goals. Hemp extracts might just be the plant-based motivator we all need in and out of the gym.

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