Did you know that our bodies are naturally designed to work with cannabinoids found in marijuana? Our endocannabinoid system has receptors that bind with the compounds in cannabis to provide medical properties. Add weed to pre-workout routines and enjoy a different fitness experience.
Cannabis and workouts? Who would have thought that these two go hand in hand? Marijuana is slowly stabilizing its footprint within our daily lives and has surprisingly great benefits for fitness gurus.
Everyone reacts differently to consuming cannabis before a workout. Your resistance to THC and CBD levels is vital in how energized or relaxed you'll be.
Because cannabis comes in different variants, consuming the right strain for a specific workout is important.
Buds cultivated from indica seeds offer a full-body calming experience—perfect for less intense workouts like yoga. For the burst of energy, consume buds grown from sativa seeds.
Take your fitness abilities to new heights by adding cannabis to your pre-workout routines. Let's find out how!
Cannabis for pre-workouts
One of the greatest benefits of marijuana is the anti-inflammatory properties it holds. Has muscle tension ever restrained you from exercising? Cannabis could help ease muscle pain.
Sativa properties in marijuana are great for active physical workouts like running and cardio. In contrast, indica dominant strains are best for low-intensity exercises that don't need much energy.
THC or CBD levels in a specific strain plays a vital role in the effects you'll experience throughout your workout. Any cannabis with profound amounts of THC provides psychoactive effects.
Cannabis fans consume CBD strains for the healing abilities it offers them.
The beauty of cannabis is there’s a strain to fit any workout mood. The difference between sativa or indica for working out is the distinctive effects of a high or low energy rush.
Harlequin is a perfect sativa pre-workout partner. It provides clear-headed, physically energized effects. It encourages a sense of wellness, leaving you enthusiastic about taking on any strenuous exercising routine.
Adding marijuana to your exercise regime stimulates the body and mind to perform better without feeling anxious. Your muscles become stronger since pain is the last thing you tend to feel.
Take precautionary measures prior to indulging in marijuana pre-exercising. Underlying heart conditions are a cause for concern, and in this case, it's best to refrain from consuming weed before working out.
Double up on fluids while training. As with traditional methods of using cannabis, staying hydrated is vital.
Starting your workout sessions with a bit of a buzz is fun and encouraging. Not a fan of smoking? No problem, there are other ways to benefit from it. Here's how.
We all know the feeling of stiff muscles after intense exercising sessions. The muscle tension often prevents us from following suit the next day.
Cannabis is now available in a variety of cosmetic applications to the skin to relieve ailments. Effects are still experienced with high THC strains since the skin absorbs the compounds.
Apply CBD or THC topical creams to relieve inflammation and sore muscles before or after working out. Feel the effects within 10–20 minutes after rubbing in the oils, lotions, or balms.
A great smoke-free way of infusing weed into your pre-workout routine is to drop it under your tongue or add it into beverages. Tinctures are alcohol or glycerine-based cannabis extracts used by recreational or medical consumers.
For the fast release of effects with an estimated time frame of fifteen minutes, consume it sublingually. Adding it to food or beverages takes up to two hours to feel the impact.
Making your tinctures is even better when growing your strain of choice from seed. This way, you can control the strength of the THC or CBD you need.
Tinctures are low in calories and have a long shelf life if stored in cool dark places. So one batch lasts a while, allowing you to indulge in weed for a pre-workout more often.
Who doesn't enjoy a cannabis-infused brownie? Edibles are popular among cannabis enthusiasts for the long-lasting effects they provide. Besides the THC or CBD gummies you can munch on before a workout, there are alternative ways to ingest marijuana.
As the cannabis doors further open to the world, so do the advancement of marijuana-infused cooking. Staying fit and healthy only works if you combine it with proper meal plans.
While experimenting with weed before a workout is encouraging, note that marijuana cultivars induce or suppress hunger.
The receptors in our endocannabinoid system are stimulated by these chemical compounds causing us to crave food or avoid it. THC-rich strains could have you eating for hours, while CBD ones potentially curb the appetite.
Whichever edible you choose, remember to enjoy a cookie, gummies, or a bowl of muesli two hours before exercising.
Consuming cannabis by vaping is a healthier way to pre-work out with THC or CBD. Seasoned tokers still prefer the traditional ways of consuming weed. As a fitness enthusiast, you may not be keen on smoking it.
Thanks to the evolving world, we can now enjoy the benefits and effects of cannabis in a smoke-free way.
Vaping cannabis heats the dry buds or oils in a battery-operated device, allowing you to inhale vapor instead of smoke.
Smoking before a workout isn't recommended due to its impact on your lungs. Vaping allows for consumption before exercising without the tight chesty feeling.
Cultivars like Super Lemon Haze are ideal for vaping since they contain pinene. It's a bronchodilator that opens the bronchioles in the lungs, allowing for more vigorous training.
Vape cannabis before a workout for the lack of fragrance, enhanced flavors, and better effects.
For an enjoyable fitness session, tap into the benefits of consuming weed in your pre-workout routine. The sky's the limit when you've got cannabis as a coach pushing you to do your best.
Pump up your performance whether you plan to run, speed walk, train for the next big game, or do yoga.
Aid muscle tension with topical creams. Feel inspired and add tinctures to your pre-workout shakes. Add drops under the tongue or vape cannabis to avoid chesty feelings.
Choose the strains that work in tandem with your workout routine to have the best experience. Is sativa good for working out in a yoga class? Probably not since it provides a burst of energy.
You don't have to feel like staying fit is a tedious journey anymore. Be mindful of the preventive measures before consuming some inspiration for your next workout.
Jennifer Gallagher, an experienced cannabis grower at SeedSupreme Seedbank. During a 7-year career in the marijuana growing business, Jennifer has gained a high competence in this field. As far as weed is concerned, she knows it all inside out. Jennifer is an expert in pot-growing, as well as cannabis types and their effects. She’s also familiar with all legislation nuances.