7 Best Strains for a Successful Workout

By Dylan O.
Contrary to popular belief, Marijuana is a great way to boost your energy levels and put you in the mindset to seize the day. In this article, we will discuss the 7 best strains to give you the inspiration and energetic spark to exercise and take charge of your day.

For some, it is difficult getting motivated to do even the simplest of tasks, such as getting out of bed, let alone to hit the gym or go for a nice jog around the neighborhood. Sometimes you need a little extra ‘pick me up’ that goes beyond your run-of-the-mill 12 oz. Americano.

Durban Poison

If you are looking for a cup of strong, black coffee in cannabis-form, you needn’t look any further than Durban Poison.

A pure sativa, it will bestow upon your cerebrum feelings of mental clarity, elevated mood, and an attitude that says, “Time to kick today’s ass.” Now, just because it will give you a clear high does not mean that you should smoke it like there is no tomorrow. Being a high-quality strain, Durban Poison has an average THC-potency of 25% — tread lightly, my friends.

Super Lemon Haze

As a powerhouse, sativa-dominant hybrid, you can probably determine that this S.O.B. doesn’t mess around when it comes to highly stimulating cerebral highs. After smoking, you will feel lively, full of energy and ready to take your dog for a run or venture on to your yoga class.

It has THC levels that reach highs of up to 22%, so be sure to take it slow with this one, or you might find yourself in Savasana for the whole of your yoga session.



Despite Harlequin having a 75:25 ratio of sativa to indica, it has a 5:2 ratio of CBD to THC — giving it a very mild high in terms of intensity and presence. Harlequin is a great strain for all of you lightweights out there who want the little extra boost without the heavy stone.

Since Harlequin is riddled with CBD, it will induce a very subtle sense of relaxation, kill any annoying aches and pains, and wave any anxious tendencies for the duration of the high. This is a wonderful choice for both before and after any workout regimen.

Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel is most certainly a staple strain when it comes to cannabis. It’s name — coming from its intensely poignant fuel-like scent — and hardcore sativa attitude is enough to scare any layman away, but it is a sweet bud once you get to know it.

Expect surges of cerebral euphoria and uplifting energy with this strain, as it will put a smile on your face and send you out into the world like it’s your oyster. It doesn’t matter if you are lifting, running, cycling, or swimming — this strain will make it fun, as well as give you the energy to do it with ease.

Jack Herer

Jack Herer is recognized internationally as a staple strain and is one of the best strains to consider when getting motivated to pump some iron or swim some laps. Its high is not only energetic but is also uplifting and euphoric — not only making it easier to workout but more fun as well.

Not to mention, this strain doesn’t yield a gnarly come down, so you don’t have to worry about feeling jittery and off-kilter afterward.


Green Crack

As one could expect from the name, Green Crack is a strain that will give you and your treadmill a run for your money. Since Green Crack is a sativa-dominant hybrid with a 65:35 ratio (sativa to indica), it endows users with an uplifted mood, creative inspiration, and surges of energy. Considering these effects, Green Crack is a great strain for turning your lethargy inside-out and kick-starting your day with your feet on the ground and your head in the clouds.

Whether you are jogging, lifting free weights, or dabbling on the climbing wall, this strain is sure to send you reaching for the stars.


While Chocolope isn’t well known in the general population of cannabis consumers, it is certainly a strain you do not want to miss when it comes to pairing cannabis with your workout.

Being a sativa-dominant hybrid with a near-purist ratio of 95:5 (sativa to indica), you can expect an exceptional increase in your energy levels and a substantial boost in your motivation and mood. Needless to say, smoking this strain will make it easy and exciting to do anything but sit on the couch.

So, if it is a particularly beautiful day for a hike or a run through the park, don’t hesitate to roast a bowl of Chocolope to get you out the door and into your life — or the gym!

Is Your Cannabis Working Out For You Yet?

Cannabis doesn’t work for everyone. Some get hypersensitive, some become more paranoid than others, and some just pass out; however, if you aren’t any one of these individuals and cannabis works well for you, experiment with the many different strains out there and see which ones give you the spunk to tackle your day head-on.


1.Jeff Vrabel Should You Work Out After Smoking Weed?. Retrieved January 11, 2018 from https://www.gq.com/story/should-you-work-out-after-smoking-weed

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About the author: Dylan O.

Dylan O. is a freelance writer, musician, speaker, and spiritual healer. He has ample experience in the cannabis industry and is an advocate for the many healing properties of cannabis. He strives to educate others about cannabis and to assist in diminishing the stigmas that surround it with his sophisticated writing style and personal approach.