Vaping is so hot right now and no, Im not talking about eJuice vapesIm talking about vapes that take dabs.
Vaping is steadily being incorporated into everyday routines across the spectrum of ages: Mamas are reading and doing pilates while vaping. Grandpas are fishing and vaping. Papas are golfing and vaping, and Millennials( 21+) are playing athletics and vaping.
No longer must we mixture sweat and tears in a jarringly sober, physically traumatic event three times a week. Now, we can vape.
Wait, what? Potheads are into fitness ?! Hell yes we are. Heres a step-by-step guide on how to successfully use dabs to get your butt to the gym and make it a therapeutic experience.
Its healthier than smoking.
You can set all kinds of dabs in a vape with an atomizer like wax, oil, shatter, budder, crumble, live resin, hash, and honey oil( or BHO, a/ k/ a butane hash oil ). I love having the freedom of the media to take it with me in my pocket without anyone knowing about it or smelling it.
I dont go to the gym sober because then Ill do five minutes on the treadmill and leave. When Im high, Ill stay and work up for over an hour and figure out what I want to do with my life.
Smoking herb gives me heavy lungs when I exercise, and I can get wheezy( as do many asthmatics ), so vaping is the perfect workaround. I even vaped before my first 5k in Las Vegas and crushed it as a result. I literally had no idea I was operating a race. Highly recommend!
I prefer the stres Super Lemon Haze because it is chock full of pinene, a terpene that is known to be a bronchodilator, entailing it helps open the bronchioles in the lungs for more oxygen intake. See, theres science behind this behavior.
Be sure to get good stuff.
Dont buy shitty dabs. How do you know if its shitty? These days the buzz words you want to hear to make sure your dabs arent shitty are solvent-free and winterized. These designations involve an expensive extraction process that fully removes whatever element was added to help liquify the dried cannabis( butane, nitrogen or CO2 ). Sometimes raw terpenes are added back into the mixture for extra potency, reek and effects.
Reputable companies are transparent about their extraction processes, but many shops still buy dabs from homeboys who constructed them with ovens in their garages. The shoddy stuff will quite literally burn your lungs and throat if you dab it. Also, lots of these homeboys are blowing themselves up in the process.
You pay more for the good stuff because the equipment costs more, thus more overhead. Economics, newborn. If the dab sizzles and pops on your rig, youve got some extra gunk in there that you dont want on your concentrates. Lipids, mite sh* t, etc. Shop carefully and expend more if you have to.
Remember, you cant always tell good dabs by looking and reek; some strains are darker upon extraction and arent necessarily filled with junk. Cartridges are a different animal wholly. While very discreet and handy, they are usually much less potent and dont give you the fast high that a dab hit will.
Get a good vape pen and/ or dab rig.
What you use to take a dab is almost as important as the dab itself! My personal favorite for portable dabs is the Platinum by CloudV( comes with its own nifty instance ). The Platinum employs a ceramic atomizer on a battery design that fully melts your product.
You want ceramic in an atomizer because it conducts hot evenly, doesnt hold the flavor of the last thing you dabbed, and doesnt let residue. You dont waste product or mix them when you add more, thus avoiding inhaling harmful retained particles. Stainless steel is good for convecting; so using it in a dry herb vape is sensible, but dont dab on stainless steel.
In a rig, domes should be ceramic or porcelain. Always wait a hot second after torching your fingernail before you put your dab on it so you dont burn out the ga. May I indicate if you take a legit dab hit that you walk to the gym or ride with a friend? Vaping in the parking lot after youve already driven to the gym is much safer, in the realm of traffic accidents. Please be safe.
Treat yourself right, have a routine.
Like I told, dont take a huge dab and then drive. My trick is to drive to the gym( or hike or race) and sit in my auto vaping for a minute jammin out to some tunes before going in. About six hittings and Im good and ready to force myself up and start walking before I melt into my auto seat.
If anyone tries to talk to me at the front desk, the interaction will be weird with a beard. Im in between dimensions and cant communicate well when Im dabbed out. I hustle up to a cardio machine( usually StairMaster or elliptical ), set my headphones in and lose my sense of being as I become the music and do a minimum of 15 minutes of cardio without realise it.
Sometimes I get so focused on whatevers in my head that Ill do too much. I know Ill be sore the next day. I drink water. A lot.
Then I move to weights( highly recommend you dont start with lifting! let your brain stray a little bit during cardio first ).
Remember there will be
peaks and valleys as you come in and out of waves of euphoria during your workout. Sometimes an nervousnes wave will hit me just after my pulse picks up. Ill be like, Oh God why am I even trying to do anything with my life ?! A few minutes later, Im fine and back into my rhythm.
Know its arriving, then youll know you can get through it. Drink water.
Eat afterward . Wait a while before you smoke again. Drink water. I find that the high-THC content and sativa terpenes prevent me from getting post-workout nausea like I do when I’m sober. After an hour workout vape routine, I’m left feeling energetic and accomplished and scarcely high. Get into it.
TL ;D R: picking a good sativa stres, buy quality dabs, been a good vape, drink water, dont drive,
pump some iron , drink water. Fin.
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