Venga Performance Blog

5 CBD Myths

5 CBD Myths

When it comes to CBD, many misconceptions exist about the effects and uses of this unique product. In this blog post, we debunk 5 common myths about CBD so that you can make an informed decision when considering it as

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5 Ways To Improve Your Marathon Times

It’s time to start thinking about improving your marathon times for 2023. While the hours of training running long distances with high intensity is certainly key, other major components can help you get faster times over those 26.2 miles. In

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The Overtraining Survival Guide

Are You Training Too Much? Overtraining can be a serious problem for athletes. It can lead to injuries, illness, and a decrease in performance. It can also cause feelings of depression and anxiety. The Overtraining Survival Guide will help athletes

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2022 Training Calendar

Setting Up the 2022 Training Calendar

Coach Scott Jones and Venga CBD founder Jay OHare bust out the new 2022 training calendar to talk about how to efficiently and effectively plan your year of training. Whether you are running your first ultra or training for multiple

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Athlete Anatomy Physiology

The Anatomy & Physiology of an Athlete

Here at Venga we’re total physiology nerds. We’ve been geeking out over the Institute of Human Anatomy’s YouTube channel where they use real cadavers to show and explain all kinds of conditions and processes of the human body.
This is a truly amazing YouTube channel.

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5 Tips to Avoid Running Injuries

In celebration of Global Running Day, we have 5 tips to avoid running injuries! National Running Day has been celebrated in the United States since 2009 as part of an effort to get more people moving and encourage folks to

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How to Get Better Sleep

How to Get Better Sleep If you’ve ever Googled “how to get better sleep,” you know just how important sleep is for athletes – and yours is likely suffering. Sleep gives your body and your mind the ability to rest,

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What is CBN

CBN Cannabinoid Benefits

What is CBN? CBN cannabinoid benefits are wide-ranging and have only recently been discovered and studied by scientists. The cannabis Sativa plant produces over 100 cannabinoids – that we know of. The 2 most well-known are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD

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2021 Wall Training Calendar For Athletes

The Ultimate Training Calendar

As athletes we strive to show up on race day prepared and ready to rock!  To achieve this, we have to train consistently – and how do we do that?  We make a plan! “A failure to plan is planning

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Guide to Types of CBD Oils

CBD oil is a natural, concentrated oil that is extracted from the flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant. You can think of it kind of like an essential oil; what lavender Essential Oil is to the lavender plant, CBD oil is to hemp.

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pacing and racing podcast

Pacing & Racing: CBD Podcast Chat

Will CBD Show up in a drug test? Will you get high? Does it matter what type of CBD you use? What are effective doses and methods of consumption? And how does this benefit athletic performance? These are some of

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CBD and Recovery

2 Ways CBD Speeds Up Your Recovery

People who take CBD report many benefits, including improved sleep, increased focus, and reduced recovery times from hard workouts. There are actually 2 ways CBD helps speed workout recovery, explained here. Have you ever had one of those days where

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sleep with cbd

Improved Sleep with CBD

Many of us have sleep issues. Some nights you may have no problem hitting the hay but more often than not you might find your mind racing beyond control. For many, and possibly even you, a struggle with sleep can

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Heather Gollnick training

Athletic Training & Racing Secrets

5-time Ironman Champion and Spartan Elite Pro Team member Heather Gollnick joins us for an informative interview. In this discussion, Heather gives some incredible athletic training tips from her years of competing at the highest level, helping athletes at all

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Injury recovery CBD

Recovering From Sports Injuries Using CBD

Getting Back In The Game Athletes face a nearly ever-present battle against sports injuries and chronic pain. That much is clear. What’s a little less obvious is the fact that this battle, unlike so many others, has driven surprisingly little

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Workout Gym Weights

Boost Your Workout With CBD

What to know about CBD and physical training You’ve probably seen or heard some of the copious medical claims currently being made about CBD. Everything from how CBD helps with sleep to how it affects our mental state, and the

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CBD versus Opioids

CBD vs. Opioids: Pain Management Landscape

You don’t need us to tell you that the United States is in the middle of an opioid epidemic. But one normally healthy group may be more vulnerable to opioid addiction than most: endurance athletes. Here’s what the research says:

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grocery store cbd

The CBD Supermarket Ripoff

America, 1937: Hemp becomes illegal almost overnight, yet wild-growing hemp keeps popping up everywhere. Federal agents respond by cutting it down, and in the 60+ years that follow, they reportedly eradicate over 100 million hemp plants. Yet hemp persists, if

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Pilates for Cycling

Pilates Is My Secret Weapon In Cycling

Guest post by professional cyclist, Anne Donley As a certified Pilates instructor and professional cyclist, what I’ve learned is that your body wears out just like your bike. When any specific component is used repetitively, it eventually gets worn. You

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OCR Underground Explores Venga CBD

Talking obstacle course race training with Mike Diebler. As a former All-American collegiate athlete, Mike of OCR Underground knows what it means to push your body to the limits. But times have changed. We know the consequences of just pushing

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Yoga and CBD

CBD and Your Body

How CBD Interacts with the Body CBD is the primary active ingredient in hemp. It’s one out of hundreds of similar compounds, called cannabinoids, that are produced by the cannabis plant family. CBD is simultaneously one of the most powerful

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Why CBD and Athletics?

CBD is taking the nation by storm with an incredible amount of fanfare. After all, CBD and athletics seem tailor made for each other. Meanwhile, you’ve probably started finding new variations of CBD infused products showing up in your daily

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Ditch the Ibuprofen and Still Beat the Pain

Inflammation Bringing You Down? Consider CBD. As athletes, experiencing pain from inflammation in both our muscles and internal organs is the inevitable price we pay for our sport. But when these conditions start to become chronic it’s time to take

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Dr Oz & Dr Sanjay Gupta on CBD

As CBD continues to grow in popularity we’re seeing more & more mainstream media channels take notice. In this video, Dr Oz and Dr Sanjay Gupta discuss the rise of CBD, how it benefits your body and what to look

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Why Endurance Sports?

Why do we do these sports? Why do we voluntarily put ourselves through all kinds of hellish conditions, suffer pain and often injury and yet find ourselves at the finish line or the end of a workout and want to

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