I like to set fitness goals for myself every year. This year, when I decided to run the half marathon, my friends thought I was crazy. I used to run all the time, and I walk a lot now, so I figured I could do it with a bit of determination.
I wasn't quite prepared for how hard it was going to be.
The first step was to create a training plan. I started small, just running 2 or 3 miles a day. The first week was rough, but when I got to my second week and started to increase the distances, my muscles really paid for it. The aches were baadd. But I figured it would go away as I kept going.
The following week, I tried to increase my warm-up exercises and stretches, hoping it would help with the muscle pain, but that didn't work either. My muscles felt so stiff, it hurt to even walk.
I tried a few things, including an ice bath I couldn't stand for more than 10 seconds (I was that desperate). This was the part where I thought about giving up on my whole plan, but I made the final decision that I was not going to let this defeat me.
My friend Matt competes in the Iron Man and trains for it every single day, and I remembered him telling me about a Hemp rub he got for his muscles that helped him train.
Online, there were so many options so I just ordered the first Hemp muscle rub I found with good reviews. I rubbed it on my muscles post-workout the next day, and it did absolutely nothing for me. I was beginning to feel hopeless.
I spoke to Matt to ask him about his muscle rub, and he told me he got it from a brand called Quanta and that it works wonders. I was super skeptical after my first Hemp muscle rub, but when I checked out the Quanta website, I saw that these guys had much better reviews and special technology that actually made the muscle rub work well for people. Plus, they had a money-back guarantee.
Take two: I decided to order Quanta's Hemp Muscle Rub. It arrived a few days later. When my muscles started to ache, I rubbed it on and was shocked when it started to actually work. The first thing I noticed was its cooling effect. It soothed the aching in my muscles, and before I knew it, the aches were completely gone.
I wondered how it worked so well compared to the other Hemp muscle rub I used. I discovered it's because of their unique polarizing technology - polarized ingredients are more energized, creating deeper absorption through dermal layers of the skin. It absorbs 5 times more effectively than any other type of Hemp.
The next day, I went into my 4th week of training fresh and ready to kick things into gear. I increased my distance to 6 miles by the end of the week, and it started to take a toll on my joints. I couldn't sleep one night with joint pain, so I rubbed some Quanta on my knees.The relief was instant! I slept like a baby.
The rub lasted me a whole 6 weeks of my training. I made sure to return to the Quanta website to order more when it started to run low. This time, I ordered a bundle (and saved money!) so I was fully stocked up for the next 6 weeks of training, and afterwards, too.
The next 6 weeks were tough but having something to relieve the aches and pains helped our a lot. By the end of the 12 weeks, I was ready to run my half marathon. When the day finally came, I beat my PR!
Quanta's Hemp muscle rub definitely made a tough 12-week training period a little easier. I'd recommend Quanta to anyone who wants to relieve pain - whether it's post-workout muscle pain, arthritis, migraines, or even a chronic injury.
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