The 101: Weekend Warriors

by RISE Mag

May 17, 2018

You’ve had a tough workout. You’ve pushed limits. What are you going to turn to for recovery and pain management? The latest buzz is for CBD, with its antioxidant and neuroprotective properties. Many even say that with enough research, it could become an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.

 

Have You Had Your Daily Cannabis?

 

Vitamins, protein shakes, and … cannabis? Absolutely. If it’s a quicker workout recovery you seek, an assist from cannabis could be key.

 

Here’s why: “CBD seems to have a much greater antioxidant effect than vitamin C or vitamin D, so many athletes are using this to deal with inflammation,” says Dr. Stuart Titus, President and CEO of Medical Marijuana, Inc. “Just like people take something like vitamin C on a regular basis to improve their overall levels of health and wellness, at some point these non-psychoactive cannabinoids could garner that too.”

 

Read on to find out why Dr. Titus sees cannabis as part of a healthy, active lifestyle.

 

The Future Of Athletics: Is Cannabis The Key?

 

“What it comes down to for me is enjoying running,” says ultrarunner Avery Collins, who has subjected his body to some of the most punishing 100-mile-plus races on Earth.

 

For the rest of us, just getting to the gym or out on the trails can be the toughest part — which is a stumbling block the fledgling cannafitness industry aims to help us hurdle over.

 

Read more testimonials on the growing connection between cannabis and the world of athletics, and how it’s helping them hit that runner’s high.

 

Puff, Puff, Pose: The Rise of Canna-Yoga

 

Focus, connection, relaxation, and concentration.

 

Those are just some of the reasons that yogis have adopted cannabis consumption as an integral part of their practice. Busy schedules mean that finding time to work in a work out can be challenging. Marijuana, says one yoga instructor, “Helps to allow your thoughts to move a little slower and to really allow you to truly focus on your body and your breathing.”

 

We’re definitely down with this brand of downward dog.

 

Read on to visit a cannabis yoga class in Barrie, Ontario.

 

Cannabis Yoga 101

 

You know that thing where your yoga teacher tells you to let your muscles melt into your mat and everyone around you is like, “Siiiiigh” but you’re like, “Huh?”

 

There’s a strain for that.

 

Learn more about combining yoga and cannabis, with 4 great combos.

 

So. You Want To Get High Before Working Out?

 

Welcome to The Zone, that place where your physical performance hits its stride and your muscles and ligaments and tendons and organs and bones all sync up with your brain’s perfect mental state to work together like a well-oiled athletic machine.

 

Pro tip: cannabis can help you get there faster.

 

Find out 11 things you should consider before taking a pre-workout hit.