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Marijuana and Exercise

Cannabis and Exercise
By #StickySaguaro | March 2, 2020 |

Marijuana and Exercise

Can smoking cannabis enhance your workout?  As it turns out, cannabis and exercise can go hand in hand.  Marijuana can improve focus and increase metabolism, making you better at your favorite sport or help get through those final reps.

The Effect of Cannabis on Exercise

According to some studies, THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin) and cannabidiol (found in marijuana) can speed up fat loss, increase metabolism and even lower cholesterol.

Marijuana also gets you pumped for a workout, decreases anxiety and even makes your workout more enjoyable.  It also helps your muscles recover more quickly so you get less sore.

Benefits of using marijuana for working out.

  1. You’re not using marijuana to get high, so you will only need a very small amount (Better known as micro dosing. Check out our blog explaining what micro dosing is!).  A good amount would be 1-3 puffs.  You want just enough marijuana to slightly affect you during your workout.  If you use too much, you could get too high too fast and actually get the opposite effect you’re looking for.  Two words, lethargy and fatigue.  You’ll end up just wanting to crash out on the couch instead of getting in a killer workout.  Start small.
  2. Marijuana can help you get in a few more reps or another mile in on the treadmill, by helping you tolerate discomfort. Don’t keep pushing on though, when you have actual pain more than just mental or tolerable physical discomfort.  You don’t want to injure yourself.  Legit pain means your body needs to rest.
  3. Smoking or vaping will allow you to feel the effects fast, while edibles aren’t recommended to use for working out. Edibles can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to kick in.  Factors like when and how much you last ate and how fast your body actually digests food will affect the time it takes to kick in.  Sublingual tinctures (drops placed under the tongue) work in about 10-15 minutes, making a great option as well as smoking or vaping marijuana.

Now start micro dosing and go get to work on those gains!

 

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