Get In Shape With Cannabis for the New Year
Fitness-related goals are among the most popular new year’s resolutions out there. Most of us could benefit from taking better care of our physical health and getting more exercise. It’s easier said than done, though. We live busy lives filled with numerous priorities to juggle. And let’s face it – for many of us, working out isn’t fun. Have you considered you can get in shape with cannabis in 2022?
That’s right. While some may still think of lazy stoner stereotypes surrounding weed, we know that it has many, many uses beyond that. An increasingly common use is cannabis for exercise and fitness routines.
We’ll show you how to work out high, this year, with ease!
Pre-workout cannabis options
Do you need the motivation to get started with a workout? It’s not always easy to amp yourself up for a workout session. Getting started can be the hardest part.
Or maybe you find yourself way too in your head when you start to exercise. Anxiety creeps up, reminding you that you’re not as in shape as others in your circle or that your journey will take longer than you want to see positive results.
These are common problems with starting a regular exercise routine, and cannabis may help. Of course, if you’re prone to increased anxiety after consuming cannabis, you may not want to dive into using it for exercise. However, CBD-rich products or low/microdoses of quality bud can do the trick to ease anxiety without any lingering effects.
As with most things cannabis, it may be a game of trial and error. Here are some ideas to get you started:
MXR Propel tincture
This high-energy THC tincture will have you ready for anything – especially a workout. It contains lemon and basil essential oils and a terpene blend from Super Lemon Haze. The result is an energizing, euphoric formula providing the motivation and good feelings sought after for working out confidently.
Apex Tangie disposable vaporizer pen
If you’re just looking to vape to support your workouts, a disposable one is a good way to go since you can toss it when complete. Opt for a more permanent vaporizer if you plan to vape frequently, though.
Tangie by Apex is a wonderful disposable vape to incorporate into your pre-workout routine. It has a sweet, citrusy flavor and provides gentle, euphoric clarity. The high is mellow and clear-headed, allowing users to fully immerse themselves in their workout.
Edibles for post/pre-workout
Edibles sit in a unique place when it comes to exercising. You can eat them before working out, but because they take anywhere from half an hour to two hours to fully kick in, they can make for a good mid-workout boost. Just eat one half an hour before you start your workout and enjoy the experience of them taking effect as you are getting into your workout.
This is great for people who tend to lose motivation mid-workout and want to stop. The pleasant feelings that edibles can bring on may help give you the second wave of stimulation that carries you throughout the rest of your routine.
Wana Peach Bellini fast-acting gummies
While these may come on faster than traditional edibles, Wana’s Peach Bellini gummies are perfect to take pre-workout for a mid-workout boost.
They use an energizing, terpene-enhanced sativa blend to deliver a high more in-line with highs experienced after smoking. They’re made with organic ingredients and natural flavors, so you can feel good about eating one of these before your workout.
Mr. Moxey’s Balance mints
This balanced hybrid blend will help you find your balance and peace, perfect for boosting a workout. WIth soothing holy basil and lemon verbena, these mints deliver 5mg of THC and 5 mg of CBD for a steady, stabilizing experience.
Topicals for post-workout recovery
THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids are recognized as anti-inflammatory agents. This is particularly beneficial in combatting the muscle aches and soreness that come from exercise.
Feeling sore, stiff, and uncomfortable after workouts can be a motivating sign of progress, but for many people, it can also be a deterrent. These topicals may help combat that unpleasant aspect of a new fitness routine.
Nordic Goddess Therapeutic Body Balm
This full-spectrum topical will deliver calming relief to all of your aches and pains, making recovery from workouts that much more pleasant. It’s infused with a 1:1 ratio of THC and CBD which work harmoniously to provide soothing effects.
Salve It Lavender Shea Butter
A combination of soothing lavender oil and cannabis oil, Topicas’ Salve It shea butter is perfect for relief after a tough workout. Just rub it generously wherever you need it and allow the discomfort to melt away.
Final thoughts on cannabis for new year fitness goals
Cannabis is not a one-size-fits-all plant. There are so many products, consumption methods, and compounds to consider that there is no definitive way to suggest using cannabis for anything. As such, we recommend you use trial and error to find the right cannabis products and methods for your exercise needs.
We hope this guide will help you get started on your fitness journey. You can use it as a frame of reference for the types of products that may help you feel your best, but it certainly is not an end-all-be-all for the ways you can use cannabis for fitness.
If you’re looking for more support or assistance, one of our friendly budtenders at our Fitchburg dispensary would be happy to give you advice.
We are a recreational dispensary located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, serving all guests 21 or over with legal identification. We carry a wide selection of brands with a variety of categories like cannabis flower, concentrates, pre-rolled joints, vaporizer cartridges, edibles, infused drinks, tinctures, topicals, and accessories. Give us a follow on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.