The Wonders of Working Out with Weed

What Do Fitness Experts Say? What Does the Science Say?

wo years ago, I left Seattle on a bicycle and rode 1,400 miles down the Pacific Coast. It was an amazing, life-changing experience that was also frequently boring. As the scenery changed from state to state, my process remained utterly the same—push the pedal down, push the other pedal down, repeat. I quickly realized that weed was a wonderful medicine when you’re working out for more than 10 hours a day, every single day. Luckily I had stocked up on cannabis from a medical dispensary.

People have probably realized the benefits of using cannabis while being active for thousands of years. But legalization has allowed certain athletes and trainers to publicly support the combination.

Joel Benjamin, who runs cannabis-friendly yoga classes at his Yogasmith studio in Georgetown, said cannabis can help you practice in ways you hadn’t thought of before. “It can definitely be a nice way to mix your practice up. It opens up your body just like it opens up your mind, it can be very freeing,” Benjamin said. “People who have the same practice that they do every time they roll out their mat can suddenly find themselves moving in new ways.”

– Read the entire article at The Stranger.