These days, there’s a weed strain for everything, with new strains popping up each week. Some strains might even help make working out more enjoyable, or allegedly provide some sort of boost – mental, physical, energetic or otherwise. So for your next workout session, here are a few strains that might add value to your exercise.
As its name suggests, Chocolope is a cross strain between Chocolate Thai and Cannalope Haze. The tasty Sativa is said to increase one’s energy levels without slowing down the body. Given that the high is centralized within the mind, it’s known to help the brain focus and act as a form of stress relief. The high itself, however, lasts only a short amount of time, so this strain is better used for shorter interval workouts or if you’re simply looking for a quick “pick me up” before or after a workout. With a slightly “coffee” flavored aftertaste, Chocolope might also serve as a solid replacement to your pre-workout morning macchiato.
Another energy-boosting Sativa, Green Crack helps ward off feelings of stress and fatigue. Unlike Chocolope, Green Crack will make your mind buzz for the duration of your workout, and possibly even help keep you mentally sound throughout the day. Because the energetic high is longer lasting, you’ll want to consume Green Crack in the daytime, unless you’re a nightowl. All of this, and without the crash? It’s no wonder why Green Crack is dubbed Green Crack.
A cross between Cheese and Sour Diesel, Sour Cheese is a Sativa-dominant hybrid that will have you feeling energized and sociable. A perfect strain for working out with friends or participating in organized team sports, Sour Cheese – like the strains above – will get you lifted without the crash. Known for generating an abundance of positive thoughts and energy, Sour Cheese is the perfect compliment to physical activity involving yoga, meditation, or any other athletic form of mindfulness.
Hailing from South Africa, Durban Poison is a wildly popular Sativa that will leave you feeling re-energized and uplifted. The high from Durban Poison is fantastic for those who enjoy cardio-based workouts, providing extra stamina for those who like to elevate their heart rates for longer periods of time. Because of it’s longer lasting effects, Durban Poison is recommended as a daytime high and pairs nicely with the outdoors, which is great for those who enjoy their cardio in nature.
This Sativa-dominant hybrid packs a one-two punch of clear-mindedness and the ability to help ease muscle aches, inflammation, and chronic pain. The strain is great for combating fatigue, while also increasing one’s ability to focus, so it’s great if you also suffer from ADD or ADHD. Great for weightlifting or any other exercise that involves strength training.