Cannabis, weed, pot, marijuana – whatever it may be known as has never been considered an ‘upper’ or stimulant of any sort. It may now be time to reconsider the lazy stoner stereotype. The effects that smoking, eating, or vaping marijuana and marijuana products have on exercise have never been formally studied, however, many athletes and non-athletes will use marijuana before or after a workout for varying reasons. Power Plant Fitness is the first cannabis friendly gym in North America, with plans to open in late 2017. Here are some important points that everyone who plans on consuming marijuana before a workout should know.
How Does Marijuana Affect You?
Different strains, known as Cannabis Indica or Sativa, have differing effects. There are also some hybrid strains available that carry features from both the Indica and Sativa strains. In simple terms, an Indica strain will be good for pain and insomnia for one person but may offer another person the ability to work out through their chronic pain. Sativa strains, on the other hand, are well-known for their cerebral and uplifting effects in some people, but others may find these types of strains make them overly paranoid or anxious. Leafly.com is the premier online resource for marijuana strains and even allows advanced searches based on desired effects. Every single person has a different tolerance for marijuana as well as experiencing different effects from various types of plants. Tolerance is also a key variable within every individual, and it is important to know how much is too much (or too little).