Building a Post Workout Routine
By: JS Brunson
Last Friday I stepped outside and was instantly met with the first 90 plus degree day of summer. My edges curled back, my thigh gap got sticky and for me, that can only signal one thing. The beginning of golf season! Yes, you heard that right, golf. The sport that has generally been associated with rich old white men, is the sport that this little brown girl has been playing since she was 7. Growing up in the scorching Texas heat, and then playing for four years during college in Georgia, I’ve had my share of long achy nights trying to recover from carrying golf bags for 6 hours each day. I wish I had Kush Queen back then to help me with the stress of playing golf, as well as post-game recovery products to ease my soreness.
It never fails that the morning after playing a round of golf I wake up feeling sore all over. The kind of soreness that makes you question why you ever choose to move your body in the first place. My neck is tight, my shoulders burn and my head hurts so badly I feel hungover. That’s when I know it’s time for my Post Workout Recovery Routine. Now that I’m an adult I’ve incorporated a routine for getting rid of soreness. This plan also works as a killer self-care routine after a stressful day of work!
Step 1: Add CBD to your morning smoothie
I’m a creature of habit and that extends to my food. I have the same smoothie every morning. I know that might sound monotonous but try it out for yourself, and I think you’ll understand why I’m so crazy about it.
1 cup of frozen Blueberries
1 frozen banana
2 tbs of nut butter (I prefer Justin’s Honey Almond Butter)
Dash of Cinnamon or to taste
1 tsp honey (or you can soak dates, just make sure they’re pliable before blending)
1-2 Droppers of Kush Queen BARE CBD Tincture
1-1 1/2 cups of oat or nut milk
1 tbs of chia seeds or flax meal (optional)
Blend until smooth. Not only will the smoothie help to give you nutrients to feed your depleted muscles, but adding CBD will help with the inflammation from your workout and relieve any stress you might have so that you can start your day in a more calm state of mind. Bonus!
Step 2: Take a morning bath. I know, crazy right?
Who says baths are just for the evening? There’s nothing more luxurious to me than taking a hot bath, lighting some candles and putting on a podcast at 10 am on a Saturday. Well, that is until you add in our next step. Since my back is feeling like it’s going to start tweaking, I reach for the Kush Queen CBD bath bomb in RELIEVE. With 25mg of Pure CBD and notes of Organic clove, birch, and rosemary, this bath bomb helps me create the spa of my dreams in the reality of my apartment.
Step 3: Rub Melt on your aching muscles
After you finish soaking, treat your muscles to the cooling sensation of Kush Queen’s CBD Lotion, Melt. As soon as the Melt touches my skin I can feel my senses relaxing.
Step 4: Stretch!
I’m a big believer in foam rolling. It hurts like hell, but once your muscles are nice and relaxed from your previous pampering, it feels like the perfect cherry on a day full of recovery. Stretching helps to keep your muscles loose and warmed up. It gives me an opportunity to breathe and clear my mind.
You don’t have to be a golfer to have a post-workout recovery routine. Try this out after your next crazy hard CrossFit or spin class. We ask a lot of our bodies and we need to make sure that we’re pouring love and healing back into it.
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