In recent years, the perception of cannabis has undergone a significant transformation. Once solely associated with recreational use and stigmatized by society, cannabis is now being recognized for its potential health benefits, particularly in the realm of fitness and wellness.

As more people seek holistic approaches to their health and fitness routines, cannabis is emerging as a surprising ally in achieving wellness goals. Let us delve into the intriguing relationship between cannabis and working out, exploring the potential benefits it offers for maintaining a healthier lifestyle.


Pain Management

One of the most well-known benefits of cannabis is its ability to alleviate pain and inflammation. For individuals who engage in regular exercise, muscle soreness and inflammation are common side effects. Cannabinoids found in cannabis, such as THC and CBD, have shown promise in reducing pain and promoting muscle recovery.


By incorporating cannabis into their post-workout routine, fitness enthusiasts can experience relief from discomfort, allowing them to bounce back faster and stay consistent with their training regimen.


Enhanced Focus & Mindfulness

Contrary to the stereotype of cannabis inducing laziness, many users report experiencing increased focus and mindfulness when using specific strains of cannabis, particularly those high in CBD.


For individuals engaging in activities such as yoga or meditation as part of their fitness routine, cannabis can help deepen the mind-body connection, allowing for a more profound and immersive experience. By promoting relaxation and reducing stress, cannabis enables individuals to stay present during their workouts, leading to improved performance and mental clarity.

woman sleeping next to breakfast in bed nighttime cannabis edibles

Improved Recovery & Sleep

Adequate rest and recovery are essential components of any fitness program. Cannabis has been shown to promote relaxation and improve sleep quality, which is crucial for muscle repair and overall recovery. By consuming cannabis before bedtime, individuals may experience deeper and more restful sleep, allowing them to wake up feeling rejuvenated and ready to tackle their next workout.


Additionally, some cannabinoids, such as CBD, have anti-inflammatory properties that can further aid in the body’s recovery process, reducing the risk of injury and promoting overall well-being.


Stress Reduction & Anxiety Management

Exercise is an excellent way to reduce stress and anxiety, but for some individuals, the thought of working out can be daunting, leading to feelings of apprehension and tension. Cannabis has been shown to have anxiolytic properties, meaning it can help alleviate anxiety and promote a sense of calmness and relaxation.


By consuming cannabis before a workout, individuals may feel more at ease and less inhibited, allowing them to approach their exercise routine with greater confidence and enjoyment.


Increased Motivation & Creativity

Cannabis has long been associated with enhanced creativity and altered states of consciousness. For individuals looking to spice up their workout routine or break through a plateau, cannabis can provide a unique perspective and renewed motivation.


Whether it is trying out a new exercise or exploring different workout techniques, cannabis can inspire individuals to think creatively and inject a sense of novelty into their fitness regimen. While the benefits of cannabis for working out and maintaining a healthier lifestyle are becoming increasingly evident, it is essential to approach its use responsibly and in moderation.


Like any supplement or wellness aid, cannabis affects everyone differently, and it is essential to listen to your body and adjust your usage accordingly.

gym bag with cannabis products inside

Here are some types of cannabis products that some individuals may find beneficial for workouts:


  • CBD Products: CBD is a non-intoxicating compound found in cannabis that is often used for its potential anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. Many athletes and fitness enthusiasts use CBD products such as oils, capsules, or topicals to potentially reduce inflammation, muscle soreness, and aid in recovery post-workout without the psychoactive effects of THC.


  • THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) Products: THC is the psychoactive compound in cannabis responsible for the “high” sensation. Some individuals may find THC products, particularly strains high in THC and low in CBD, beneficial for boosting motivation and focus during workouts. However, it is important to be cautious with THC, as it can impair coordination and cognitive function in some people.


  • Topical Salves and Lotions: Cannabis-infused topical products can be applied directly to sore muscles or joints to potentially alleviate pain and inflammation. These products typically contain CBD, THC, or a combination of both, and they are applied externally, so they do not produce psychoactive effects.


  • Edibles: Some people may find consuming cannabis-infused edibles before a workout beneficial for managing pain and boosting energy levels. However, edibles can take longer to take effect compared to smoking or vaping, so it is essential to consume well in advance of your workout to avoid unexpected effects during exercise.


  • Pre-Workout Supplements: Some cannabis-infused pre-workout supplements are available on the market, containing a combination of cannabinoids, vitamins, and other ingredients purported to enhance energy, focus, and performance during exercise.
  • Microdosing: For those who want to experience the potential benefits of cannabis without feeling intoxicated, microdosing can be an option. Microdosing involves consuming extremely low doses of THC (often 2.5-5mg) to potentially experience subtle effects such as mood enhancement and paid relief without impairment.


Go Low & Slow

Remember that cannabis affects everyone differently, so it is essential to start with low doses and monitor your response carefully, especially when incorporating cannabis into your workout routine for the first time. Additionally, consult with a healthcare professional, particularly if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking medications, to ensure cannabis is safe for you.


In conclusion, cannabis has the potential to be a valuable tool for individuals looking to enhance their fitness journey and lead a healthier lifestyle. From pain management and stress reduction to improved recovery and creativity, the benefits of cannabis extend beyond its recreational use, offering a natural and holistic approach to wellness. As attitudes towards cannabis continue to evolve, it is exciting to see how it can complement and enhance existing fitness practices, helping individuals achieve their health and wellness goals.

Here are products, found directly on the Lazy River Products website, that could be a powerful addition to working out through cannabis:



Cannabis tinctures are versatile as they can be ingested, taken sublingually, or added to an existing drink. If smoothies or protein shakes are how you start your mornings or recover from a post-workout routine, try adding a few drops of tincture to those bodybuilding beverages.


Tinctures are ideal for people who prefer oral consumption, do not wish to smoke, and avoid adding unnecessary sugars and other fillers to your diet.


For those with a busy schedule, struggling to find time to exercise, these tinctures can be taken sublingually on their own for rapid absorption. Just place a few drops under your tongue for a quick and direct pathway for the cannabinoids to enter your blood stream.



  • LRP Focus Tincture – Cardio is not fun. Ingest when you need to shift your FOCUS. This 1:1 blend of THC and CBD will keep you going and provides your body with the anti-inflammatory relief necessary to hit your goals exercise goals.


  • LRP Relax Tincture – Perfect accompaniment to your post-workout needs. This 2:1 ratio of heavy CBD to THC will allow the athlete to elevate your mood and provide RELIEF at the end of your day.


  • LRP Nighttime Tincture – CBN provides the athlete with the natural REST their body craves to get back at the gym the next day!“If smoothies or protein shakes are how you start your mornings or recover from a post-workout routine, try adding a few drops of tincture to those bodybuilding beverages.”

– Seth Eberhardt-Ladd, Lazy River Products Retail General Manager



Cannabis edibles are another fantastic product for the 21st Century Athlete to utilize. For those preserving their lungs, this is another product that is ingested orally and can provide the athlete with similar effects to the topicals mentioned above.



These products offer athlete consumers a discreet and quick onset. Vapes are a fast and effective way for athletes to get in the proper mindset for their workout needs.


  • Energy All in One .3g Vape – This is a compact disposable that can fit in any workout gear/outfit. This secret weapon will provide the athlete with the proper arsenal to get ENERGIZED for their next workout regimen.



  • Focus All in One .3g Vape – This is a compact disposable that can fit in any workout gear/outfit. This secret weapon will provide the athlete with the proper arsenal to stay FOCUSED during their next workout regimen.



  • Nighttime All in One Vape .3g – This is a compact disposable that can fit in any workout gear/outfit. This secret weapon will provide the athlete with the proper arsenal to get REST they need before returning to the gym.




There is a reason cannabis has entered the conversation for a healthier lifestyle. The reason starts and ends with FLOWER! This tried-and-true method is a sure-FIRE way to kickstart a new healthier lifestyle.



  • These Hybrid Heroes will provide athletes with the FOCUS they need to the stick to their goals at the gym: Juicee J and Zack’s Cake.




When you are already on the go and you need to get going, these products will be the perfect addition to any athlete’s gym bag.



  • These Hybrid Heroes will provide athletes with the FOCUS they need to stick to their goals at the gym: Juicee J, Mike Tai, and Zack’s Cake.




We understand that cannabis can be daunting. The negative propaganda that we have been spoon-fed for centuries has had lasting effects. These products will be great additions to your workout regimen and will not permeate your bloodstream or provide any psychoactive effects.


  • Treeworks Canna Cream is a fantastic lotion that is supremely high in THC and CBD. Due to the nature of topicals, the THC will not permeate your bloodstream, so users should not experience ANY psychoactive effects. The high CBD will provide a lot of anti-inflammatory RELIEF to the athlete. This lotion is one of the best post-workout relief lotions on the market!

Lazy River Products Dispensary — Helping You Enrich Your Lifestyle With Cannabis

No longer seen through the narrow lens of recreational use and societal stigma, cannabis is stepping into the light as a vital component of a holistic health and wellness journey. At Lazy River Products, our commitment to quality, trust, and community shines through as we navigate these changing tides together.


We recognize that our customers are not just seeking cannabis products; they are looking for ways to enrich their overall lifestyle, integrate holistic wellness practices, and achieve their personal health goals. With our dedication to crafting small-batch, high-quality products, we stand at the forefront of this shift, offering our expertise and support as you incorporate cannabis into your fitness regimen.


Stay tuned for upcoming blog content & be sure to check out our Consumer Education page to learn more!

*The contents of this blog are intended for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.*

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