As the world gathers around to watch the various sports we all love, we all wonder the same thing – how did these athletes get so good? Well, the typical answer is thousands of hours in the gym, hundreds of weekends practicing instead of partying and a healthy diet. But, new studies have found that athletes can and are utilizing cannabis to improve their workouts. All types of workouts, from running to strength training to yoga, vaping beforehand can help you to make the most of your time in the gym.
A high percentage of long-distance runners are embracing portable vaporizers before participating in longer races like marathons and ultra marathons. This is because the herb allows them to eliminate the monotony that comes with the longer distance races and retain the consistent rhythmic speed necessary for competitive running. Heather Mashhoodi, an ultramarathoner who covers as many as 100 miles a week, says she pops half of a marijuana-infused gummy into her mouth when her enthusiasm begins to wane mid-run. You can read more about her and other runners in this Colorado University study about marijuana and working out.
Many people avoid strength training because they find it monotonous and boring. Vaping herbs before working out allows you to have a more successful workout and help you focus more deeply on targeted muscle groups. Machines and free weights can be relatively boring, but, after using a vape pen, you will be able to zone out and achieve your optimal workout without getting bored.
The benefits of vaping before participating in yoga are very similar to those of strength training. Typically, athletes who train with high impact, high-intensity workouts find yoga to be boring and tedious - but the physical benefits of yoga are fantastic.
Significant to ignore. Vaping herbs before doing yoga allows you to focus on each move without getting bored. Additionally, vaping herbs has a tremendous impact on the body's flexibility because it is the ideal way to learn how to integrate the mind, body, and spirit into exercise.
Under the influence of herbs, the pain and stiffness commonly associated with stretching are decreased significantly.
In fact, in one of the more “herb-friendly” states, California, there is a yoga studio called Ganja Yoga that is specifically designed to incorporate herbs into their workouts!
Anyone that works out will tell you that your lung capacity has a big impact on how hard you can exercise. However, while herbs may boost your athletic performance, filling your lungs with smoke prior to hitting the gym is not great.
Therefore, if you want to consume herbs prior to working out, it’s better to choose a vaporizer. While eating herbs is a viable option, the possibility of consuming too much and sidelining you from your workout altogether is too high.