If you’ve ever smoked pot (which you did, otherwise, what are you doing here), you’ve experienced its calming and relaxing benefits, along with a moderate-to-high case of the munchies. But when it comes to getting your butt off the couch and into the gym or outside for a rejuvenating workout, is smoking marijuana a good idea? Yes, it absolutely is.
But aside from its benefits, you might be wondering what the best exercise routines to pair with a blissful high are – enter, the marijuana-friendly sports you’re going to love.
Aerial Yoga, anyone?
Okay, aerial yoga is a real thing, but the one I’m talking about here simply means getting high before a yoga class. And boy, is the feeling just the best thing you’ve ever experienced. As if yoga wasn’t relaxing and rejuvenating enough, now you’re throwing that blissful high into the mix and making the whole thing twice as effective, and those difficult and challenging poses feel like a walk in the park. Speaking of which, how about a jog in the beautiful outdoors?
Jogging with a smile
Jogging has never been so interesting or relaxing until now. In fact, if taking your workouts into the great outdoors is something you always wanted to try, then marijuana might just give you that much-needed nudge in the right direction.
Not only is jogging healthy on its own, but by soaking up the sun and clearing your head of all the daily negativity with a relaxing puff here and there, you will be able to take your healthy lifestyle to the next level. Plus, given the fact that jogging is a low-impact sport, you can go ahead and do it as much or as little as you want, either way, your body is going to love it.
Now, when it comes to performance, whether you’re running, lifting weights (not just pumping muscles), jumping or competing in general, marijuana can be a tricky beast. By all means, go ahead and enjoy your daily dose but mind how you take it. Smoking marijuana before a competition or a strenuous workout can impact your respiratory capacity, so you should use a cannabis cartridge or an edible solution instead of a traditional product that you have to smoke. This way, you can enjoy your workout and push your limits without struggling for air during those last sets and reps.
Cycling in a haze
Cycling is awesome, especially if you take your workout into the great outdoors and enjoy the fresh air paired with those beautiful sun rays that just make every problem disappear. What’s more, cycling challenges your entire body, builds cardiovascular endurance, and makes you an all-around healthier earthling. Now pair your rejuvenating cycling session with a low dose of your favorite strain and you will be able to make cycling even more fun – just remember to keep your wits about you when heading into traffic.
Lifting weights and not feeling a thing
For those muscle heads among you, smoking pot prior to exercise might be a great idea, but where marijuana truly shines in your case is the post-workout recovery. If you want to give your body a chance to truly rest and recuperate, be sure to take your dose after training to avoid muscle soreness and fatigue accumulation.
All in all, exercising high is an awesome way to start the day. Be sure to pair these workouts with your favorite product and take your fitness game to the next level.
This article was written by Luke Douglas.
Luke is a fitness and health blogger at Ripped.me and a great fan of the gym and a healthy diet. He follows the trends in fitness, gym and healthy life and loves to share his knowledge through useful and informative articles.