It might sound counterintuitive to workout while you’re high, but it’s not. In fact, it might be the opposite and can actually help you focus more on your workout! Here is what you need to know about working out on Delta 8 THC and how to do so safely.
Incorporating Delta 8 Into Your Workout
There is a way that you can safely workout while using Delta 8 THC, or any THC product. However, it’s going to require microdosing and for you to understand your tolerance levels.
Microdosing Delta 8
If you’re not familiar with microdosing it’s very simple. It requires you to take small amounts of Delta 8 THC, smaller than you normally would take. Also, it’s important to note that these small amounts might not be enough to get you high.
One important thing to keep in mind is if you’re microdosing edibles, such as the Rainbow Pack; you might feel it a lot stronger and quicker because your body metabolizes it a lot faster when you’re working out. This is due to your workout and intensity. So, don’t be surprised if you feel its effect a lot stronger than usual.
These are some suggested use in order to microdose Delta 8 THC:
Edibles - Take ¼ of a Gummy
Vapables (Cartridges, Disposables, Pods) - Take 1 puff
Tinctures - Take 0.15 ml (⅛ of the dropper)
Flower - Take 1 puff
THC Tolerance Levels
Another important factor to consider are your tolerance levels. Individuals who are sensitive to THC might discover microdosing is still a little too intense. Therefore, you’ll want to try some Delta 8 before you start working out while you’re on it.
Most users discover that some Delta 8 strains can cause them to feel lethargic. So, It’s important to find out how you react to Delta 8 first. However, microdosing might cause the opposite effect and can cause a boost in energy. It all comes down to the individual tolerance levels and how your body reacts to it.
Types Of Workouts To Do While High
There are certain types of workouts that can enhance your experience while you’re high. However, there are some that you will want to avoid because it might not be a good idea.
Hyper Focused Exercises
Indoor Cycling - This type of exercise has gained a lot of popularity and is great to do while you’re high. This is because you can zone out, listen to music, and focus on your workout. Whether you’re at the gym or cycling at home, it makes for a good time and for a good workout.
Yoga - Another great workout to do while you’re high is Yoga. The combination of these 2 activities can enhance your experience while promoting mental well being. This is due in part to the psychoactive effects in Delta 8 and the relaxation that Yoga promotes.
Exercises to Avoid
Outdoor Running - Don’t get us wrong, it’s perfectly fine to run while you’re high; however, it might not be a good idea to run outside in a busy street or where you have to be aware of your surroundings. The psychoactive effects from Delta 8 can impair your judgement. Therefore, we recommend sticking to a treadmill or running on a track.
Outdoor Cycling - Just like outdoor running, it’s not a good idea to do this in a busy area. Also, indoor cycling might be a better option due to the fact that you might not have great balance while you’re on Delta 8. So, it goes without saying that you will want to avoid outdoor activities like going mountain biking.
If you’re a person who has a pre-existing heart condition you’ll want to avoid working out on Delta 8 THC. This is due to the fact that THC has the tendency of elevating your heart rate. Therefore, if you mix a workout - even a light workout, it could trigger your heart rate to increase.
Delta 8 THC Post Workout
The way that athletes have traditionally used THC is during post workouts. This is the time that they are recovering and want to relax their mind + body. Therefore, cannabinoids like Delta 8 THC are ideal for this time period.
There is no recommended dosage during post workout, it just depends on your tolerance and preference. You can take our Fruit Punch Delta 8 THC Shot or any other product you want to enjoy. Although some strains promote either relaxation or energy, the type of high that Delta 8 is known to produce is more of a body high.
If you’re interested in incorporating Delta 8 into your workout regime there are some important things you’ll want to know first. For example - you’ll want to start microdosing first and figure out how you react to Delta 8. The types of workouts that you do should be hyper focused in a controlled environment and not in a place where you have to be aware of your surroundings. Also, it might be beneficial to use it post workout if you don’t want to be high during your workout.