Micro-Dose Your Way To A Better Workout

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Micro-dosing cannabis during exercise in various edible forms can aid your training and performance in these three fundamental ways.

 

1. Pain Buh-Bye

Micro-dosing before endurance training can quell some of the sharp pains and aches that arise during the session. Because intense pain can affect one’s form, some long-distance runners swear by over-the-counter pain medications to keep pain at bay on the road. Unfortunately, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) like acetaminophen can be toxic to the liver and raise the risk of heart attack.

 

2. Mindful Focus

Micro-dosing a workout can help lull one’s self into the deep-focus mode where everything but the body awareness falls by the wayside. Otherwise called getting “in the zone,” this is the headspace where the flow of the movement is more important than reaching the finish line.

 

3. No Nausea

Cannabis is well-documented as a treatment for severe nausea caused by chemotherapy. It can be used for workout-induced nausea too, which is crucial because eating after intense exertion is non-negotiable. A little marijuana will keep the stomach from turning, and it may even work to stoke the appetite. Speaking of which…

 

Once you’ve finished, try medicating some of these foods to support recovery and fuel the next big workout.

 

i) Honey Soy-Glazed Salmon (for long, slow endurance activities)

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Protein fuels muscle recovery while omega-3 fatty acids help reduce post-exercise muscle inflammation. Honey boosts the acute immunosuppressant response created by exercise

Substitute cannabis honey for the ⅓ cup of regular honey. And if you need a little extra dosing, use an infused olive oil in the marinade, or as a finish for a side of leafy greens.

 

ii) Turkey Waldorf Salad (for after a heavy-lifting session)

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Turkey contains selenium, a nutrient that helps reverse the effect of peroxides and free radicals that accumulate in the muscles as by-products of exercise.

Use one teaspoon of cannabis-infused honey in this recipe to boost the recovery superpower of this calorie-rich salad.

 

iii) Vegan Chili (for the meatless athlete)

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Chili peppers contain B vitamins, particularly B6, which helps transport oxygen to all the body’s tissues and muscles. The most obvious substitute in this recipe for vegan chili would be cannabis-infused olive oil, but you can also finish with marijuana hot sauce for an extra kick.

January 28, 2018

by Davie Dabbs aka Popeye

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Davie is a long time cannabis professional who has worked not only as a cultivator but in all aspects of retail cannabis. From budtender, to wholesale and retail management, and from harvester to advanced hydroponic specialist, Davie has been around the block more than once. Now residing in beautiful British Columbia, Davie now works with acres of greenhouses, producing some of the best buds in the country.

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