Whenever we think about cannabis, athletes and individuals working out aren’t the first images that usually come to mind. Interestingly enough, clinical and scientific research has suggested it should be. Maybe it’s time for us to re-examine those assumptions about how smoking marijuana could adversely affect our workout and muscle recovery.
How does Cannabis affect Your Workout?
Although the idea of using cannabis to enhance your athletic performance is somewhat controversial, some athletes and fitness experts claim the negatives are outweighed by the benefits it provides. Some of these benefits include:
- enhanced relaxation
- increased appetite
- pain relief
On the other hand, some clinical research has pointed out the adverse effects that using cannabis has on workout routines such as:
- decreased lung function
- increased heart rate
- slower reaction times
So how do you get the most out of exercising by using cannabis? The way in which it can impact your workout routine depends on 4 factors:
- amount or dosage you can tolerate prior to working out
- potency of the strain
- type of strain you use
- your individual biology
Recommendations call for a THC dosing workout schedule that includes:
- A pre-workout (30-60 minutes prior to exercising) dosage
- A micro-dosage during the workout
- A post-workout (1 to 2 hours after completing your workout) dosage
This will enable you to understand what works best where your body, metabolism, and workout schedule are concerned. The general rule of thumb is to start with a lower dosage and go slowly.
How does Cannabis affect Your Muscle Recovery?
Unfortunately, there has only been limited research regarding the way cannabis affects a person’s muscle recovery. We know that the THC in cannabis has anti-inflammatory properties. Muscles tend to be inflamed and sore after a workout. As a result, many individuals believe that smoking cannabis can help your muscles recover quicker while reducing cramps and muscle spasms in the process. With a lot of medical recognition, it is important to see a doctor if your long-term ailment symptoms can be alleviated with cannabis.
Cannabis as a Post-exercising Pain Reliever
The use of cannabis to relieve muscle pain after exercising is not uncommon among many athletes. When CBD or THC enters your body, it binds to the endocannabinoid system’s CB1 and CB2 receptors. This reduces the pain signals throughout your body so you can be more comfortable after strenuous activities. Along with its natural anti-inflammatory properties, cannabis is an ideal choice for post-workout muscle recovery and pain relief.
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