Now that the holiday season is over and we are one week into 2021, the winter can be kind of depressing. 

Especially considering how much we all have expanded over the holiday season – don’t look in the mirror too much, folks! 

Even though there’s no shame in picking up a few extra pounds, if you don’t like the fact that you can’t fit into your favorite jeans – it doesn’t really have to be this way. 

Gyms are still open, and working out is the perfect way to warm your body up while it snows outside. And if you work out with weed, it will not only keep you focused, but will also add a lot of fun!

So get ready to go out and get pumped because today we will be looking at 5 sativa strains you should definitely smoke before you hit the gym – how’s that for an early reward! 

1. Sour Diesel

An incredibly dank sativa dominant hybrid, Sour Diesel is one of the most incredible strains you can add to your workout. This is because once you’ve smoked this, the effects are just as invigorating and powerful as the smell. 

Sativa based effects are quite dominant in the high – you feel incredibly energetic and excited for the workout. 

Regular users describe the feeling as pumping your body full of diesel before pumping irons – who could say no to that!

This strain is also famous for boosting your concentration and mental focus, so if you’re someone who’s looking to do some high intensity training, Sour Diesel is definitely the choice for you. 

2. Green Crack

You should not even think about doing crack when working out – unless it’s green, of course! 

The reason this strain is called, well, crack is not just for aesthetic reasons. Trust me, this will get you as charged up for your workout as you need to be – and maybe even more! 

Energy and focus are what you get when you smoke Green Crack, and if you’re like most of us – too lazy to even think about going to the gym – this is exactly what you need to change your mind.

Once you’re there, it doesn’t matter whether you’re simply doing cardio or some high intensity weight training – Green Crack has got your back! 

3. Amnesia

This one is for those of us who make a resolution to hit the gym every year, but never really get there. 

I mean, who really wants to leave the comfort of staying in and watching Netflix while binging on snacks? 

That’s where Amnesia comes in. Notorious for being a little psychedelic and taking your mind on trips far away from the mundane, this beauty is perfect for dealing with hesitation and second thoughts. 

Simply toke up and let the weed do the work – before you know it you’ll be on the treadmill with no idea how you got there! 

4. Super Lemon Haze

No list of workout worthy sativas could be complete without the ever popular Super Lemon Haze. Perfect for invigorating and energizing you, this bud is famous with athletes around the world. 

If you’re really in the mood for a nice stretch or workout but your body won’t get off the cough, this little lemony bad boy will charge you up and energize you right away! 

While it won’t get you in the mood for a frenzied session in the weight room, it’s perfect for a nice aerobics or cardio afternoon session   

5. Durban Poison

We saved the best for last. As one of the rarest and most sought-after sativas in the world, it’s no surprise that Durban Poison is on this list. 

This strain is not only incredibly potent, but notorious for its heavy hitting effects – in fact, most people wouldn’t recommend it if you are a beginner and have just started smoking weed. 

Durban Poison is great for workouts for two main reasons. 

For starters, the mind-blowing rush of invigoration and energy can get even the most stubborn and lazy of us up from the couch. Not only will you find yourself rushing straight to the gym, you will be incredibly focused on your goals once you are there.

That’s what brings us to the second reason. Most people struggle with focusing their thoughts on the workout at hand. If you’re not careful, a wandering mind can cause accidents. But apart from that, your mind also plays tricks and Durban Poison helps you get over mental blocks like “this is too much”, or “I’ve done enough”. 

If you’re looking to truly push yourself in the gym, then this is definitely the strain you need. 

Keep in mind though, that this is a very potent strain. Make sure you smoke well ahead of time (30-40 mins before heading to the gym) and only take a few puffs. Leave the rest for later! 

Before you light up…

While each of the strains we have discussed is just amazing, there are a few things you should keep in mind before you start working out stoned. 

  • Even though this will sound a bit obvious, don’t get completely stoned before you hit the gym. Working out requires good muscle coordination and focus, and passing out on the treadmill simply isn’t the same as passing out in front of a movie. Sure, you’re smoking sativas but it’s no reason to risk getting injured. 
  • Again, sort of obvious, but if you’re not a regular marijuana consumer, and if you haven’t smoked weed before – don’t try this. It’s not a good idea. You should start consuming cannabis in a controller environment with friends or loved ones. 
  • If possible, don’t smoke cannabis. Instead, opt for some edibles instead. Tinctures can work great too. Not only will the weed reach your entire body, it won’t affect your cardio as well – after all, smoking does mess with your lungs. 

That’s it for today. With a little effort and some good quality bud – you can get your summer body back in no time.

Happy lifting!  

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