Get high AND get in shape.
Williams has teamed up with snowboard company executive Jim McAlpine to create Power Plant Fitness, a gym in San Francisco where members will be allowed to smoke pot while working out. And if smoking isn't your thing, edibles and weed-infused gels will also be available.
"It won't be a place to get high and just screw around," McAlpine told the 420 Games blog. "We are focused on the athletic side, not the cannabis side."
"A lot of people buy into the stoner stereotype where guys just sit on the couch, smoke and don't do anything, and they're not very motivated," said Williams in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. "I found when I was playing football that using cannabis helped me relax physically, mentally and even spiritually."
According to an article on The Weed Blog, there are a number of reasons why exercising is better when you consume cannabis, including the belief that it raises your metabolism, helps your muscles recover faster, reduces anxiety, and gets you revved up to work out.
Marijuana can also help you stay ultra-focused. In fact, many long-distance runners admit to using vaporizers or edibles before participating in a marathon, because they believe that cannabis enables them to remove the monotony and stay in a steady rhythmic zone for keeping at a competitive running speed.
Members of Power Plant Fitness will need a medical marijuana prescription to join, but that could change if California voters legalize recreational pot in November. Gym members will be evaluated to see how best to incorporate weed in their workout or if they're better suited to partake pre- or post-workout.
Weed workouts will help to pump you up without stressing you out, and will probably make you feel better if you do too many reps and strain a muscle.