Show the TV Who’s Boss

by Micah McKamie

During all of the time I had to meditate during quarantine, I had a huge realization about my fitness ideals. Before I became a runner, I had always wondered how people made time for staying in shape.  How was it that people prioritized the gym over spending time with friends or making memories?  What it came down to was that these people had prioritized themselves and not the act of working out.

All Gassed Up, by Micah McKamie

A lot of people have this kind of dedication, and some people don’t like gyms or running, but still want to stay fit.  Just like coming to cannabis, starting a new fitness journey can be a scary task.  There are new clothes, equipment, diets, and lingo that come along with the territory and you may not always feel comfortable in a public fitness setting.  Finding the time to implement this new lifestyle becomes a workout on its own. The truth is that without dedicating some sort of time to working out, it’s pretty hard to motivate yourself to do any of it.

The idea of time, though obscure, isn’t about the minutes – it’s about the mindset. Keep your fitness at the forefront of your mind and utilize those fleeting moments. It’s not a bad thing if you don’t think of this time as useful. Many people see “down” minutes as just time they have to get past to get to the thing they really want to do.  However, these minutes can change your life. 

It was hard at first to learn how to make these minutes a priority, but eventually, it became a passion. I started getting to appointments early so I could do some bodyweight exercises or a circuit in their parking lot or doing dips on a bike rack as I walked past it because I had a minute or two. It’s all about how you frame these moments in your mind. Are they trash or are they useful? If you are doing nothing else besides scrolling through social media consider doing some squats, wall sits, or something to enhance your self-esteem and well-being. 

Now I know that this article is about Training Through Terpenes, so where is the cannabis, might you ask? Training Through Terps helped me conquer the obstacle of where and how to implement these workouts during down moments. If you’re high, you don’t care about what people are doing or thinking around you. Take a nice long drag off of your vape pen, eat an edible early, smoke a joint and do some burpees in the grassy yard of your real estate agent, or take a dab in your car and do yoga at the park. It’s all about being in the moment and prioritizing your fitness needs over the anxiety of being in public.  We have been told our whole lives to not think selfishly but when it comes to your health and well-being, you should be selfish. 

Fitness is about choices. It’s about taking the time to prioritize yourself over all of the little distractions in life, and that can be an issue even for athletes. How do you fit your workouts around your responsibilities? A lot of hardcore athletes finally get their name out there, start a business, and then their fitness falls off. It’s all about where you put your time and prioritizing the minutes you waste.

So I started timing everything! I probably looked like a crazy person, but I would time the seconds in a day where I was sitting still with nothing to do. Waiting in a grocery line, on the phone with customer service, and even at work, there were times where we got everything done and everyone else was on their phones that I was thinking to myself, “I could be doing pushups.”

The time added up quickly! The seconds turned to minutes and then hit an hour….. Finally at the end of the day, as I lay down to go to bed, I had accumulated one hour and fifteen minutes of exercise time that could be utilized. That’s enough time to improve your fitness levels! Now, we aren’t talking about exponential growth, but even on the low end of this amount of time (30 min), you can maintain your current fitness.

What if I don’t want to do your workouts in public?  Well, during covid lockdown I moved all of the furniture out of my living room to have more clear space for fitness activities. This made me adjust how I was seated and positioned during my normal TV time.  What I found as I laid on the floor watching Bob’s Burgers was that I could get some amazing workouts done during the commercials.  Push-ups, sit-ups, flutter kicks, and burpees became my normal commercial activities. 

The average American watches nearly 4 hours of TV every day!!!!  If you watch 4 hours of TV every day, you get about 80 minutes worth of commercials. That’s nearly an hour and a half of fitness! The thing I loved about this and even after I moved my furniture back into the room, is that just putting yourself in a position to utilize these wasted minutes could really allow you to not just maintain but to exceed your fitness goals.  

What if commercials weren’t just for bathroom breaks and social media?!? What if you could get your entire workout in during your usual downtime? We can all agree that commercials are uniquely awful and most of us spend our time trying to drown out the horrible thirty-second runs for prescription drugs and adult diapers and don’t really see the minutes that tick by.

Time a 20-minute run right before you watch your shows, stop upgrading to commercial-free streaming, and use those minutes to get you a badass HIIT workout in. Do something as simple as flutter kicks during that time, add in planks and squats, and you have yourself a pretty solid fat burner and core workout for an evening. Every time you hear the commercial, you should be thinking I want to do push-ups! 

The next Gassed Up Fitness Event will be on April 17th at Medicann Dispensary off of 39th Street in Bethany!  Come join us for the 420 festivities that include giveaways, live music, food trucks, vendors, and The Sesh, Oklahoma City’s first official cannabis hangout. It will be a day of cannabis, community, and breaking the stigma!

Miracle on 39th Street

by Micah McKamie

Part of my morning routine is to immediately get up when I open my eyes, wake and bake, and get a good outside workout in before the day begins. This had not happened in a few days due to the weather and I was starting to feel a little cooped up. That particular morning I had been smoking an amazing Sativa from Troy Buds called Pure Power Plant, which had zipped me up pretty well, I was starting to really get the pushy effects. I was pumped up!!! So, I decided to brave the temperatures, get some fresh air, and some relief from my inner turmoil that was developing. I fixed my sunglasses, took a puff from my pen, and stepped into the snowy streets.

Training Through Terps: Eliminate the Struggle, by Micah McKamie

My entire life had been spent in Oklahoma and Texas up until the Army, and I had never seen actual snow on the ground in the Pan-Handle state. We have always had dustings and ice storms, but this was fluffy arctic snow. I had encountered this type of snow before when I was stationed at Ft. Drum, NY and this reminded me of that soft, but compact snow, and is so cold it moved like sand. I knew that this was not going to be an easy run due to my experience in these types of elements, however, I knew how necessary it was to get outside for my mental health.

I zipped up my jacket, set Pandora to my “Runner’s High” playlist. I could feel my medication starting to kick in. Now, one of the strange things you have to get used to with Training Through Terps is the heavy effect of some of the cannabis products we use. These effects, though manageable, have the ability to completely derail your workout. You will need to be patient with the process and open to adjusting your focus for that day’s fitness routine. Go in knowing that tenacity and determination are key to the success of this program. You will have to show some drive to make this work.

There is nothing easy about changing your lifestyle. However, most things in life worth doing aren’t simple. While Sativa strains can enhance your workouts, the high THC found in these strains can sit you down quickly and make you lose track of your focus at that time. The key is not giving up. I have found that a heavy Sativa high will subside quickly thus leaving you with an outrageous amount of energy that can be harnessed for your workouts, it just takes a few minutes to get your head out of the clouds and back into the focus at hand.

As I headed north towards Downtown Bethany, I began utilizing a meditative state to keep my focus and to “drone” through my workout. I put my body on autopilot and really focused on the things going on in my life and how I could navigate them. Who and what are causing me to feel the way that I am and how can I go about navigating this issue? This kind of process is a key aspect in my mental health and allows me to process things in a healthy manner, one that PTSD and ADHD don’t always allow.

The biggest issue this morning was that although I was feeling better, the ball of gross energy that felt like a panic attack coming on was not going away. I started wondering why I was out there and if this was even worth the time. I am never one to quit so, I summoned my focus, regained my meditative state and kept going.

By the time I reached Southern Nazarene University, my beard and eyelashes are sufficiently crowned with icy accouterments. I could see myself in the shop windows. I looked like an insane person running in that much snow, when it was that cold. As I rounded the corner onto 39th, I let out a sigh of relief. The sidewalk was clear!!! Up until that point, I had kept about a 9-minute pace due to the lack of traction. Now, I had finally found an area I could really open up.

I grabbed my pen, took a few huge rips, and proceeded to do a series of sprints that destroyed the growing panic attack energy inside. As I finished my workout-within-a-workout, the snow really started to come down. I turned towards home. I had barely realized it, but pretty much everyone had retreated indoors and I was left with just the sounds of Crozet to keep me company. I have always loved the way the world gets so quiet when it snows, and now that I had gotten the nasty feelings out I really began to enjoy the entirety of my run. It was so quiet. The snowflakes and clouds created a blanket to muffle the bustling sounds of the city around me.

Training Through Terps: The Journey, by Micah McKamie

As I finished up my route and trotted into the driveway, I felt a sense of accomplishment. It wasn’t the 5 miles that felt so good, or the fact that I did it in a subzero winter wonderland, it was that I had actually had some major mental breakthroughs on my run. Things that had haunted me for years had come to the forefront on this dredge through snow and ice. After to my running introspection, I was mentally prepared for what the universe had in store for me and in no way doubted my abilities. I walked up to the doorand I looked back North, where I had come from, reveling in the feeling that I had set out dreading this run yet ended up grateful for the experience.

I unlocked my door, headed to the kitchen table for my normal post-workout smoke and shake. I had this overwhelming feeling of being grateful. The universe had provided the perfect elements for my healing. Even though I didn’t see it at first, the holy trinity of marijuana, music, and moxie took what could have been horribly emotional day and a lost workout, and turned it into one of the most healing experiences of my life. I only needed the aspects of cannabis and a strong will to capitalize on it.

Training Through Terps is not just about the physical aspects of your fitness. It is giving you a bulletproof mindset. You find your clean motivation to not only complete your workouts at a high level, but it allows for you to live a happy healthy life past the traumas and issues you have had in the past. It is High time that we stop accepting what society tells us about cannabis and start expecting more from our weed.

Training Through Terps pt. 3

Eliminate the Struggle

by Micah McKamie

When building your workouts, one of the things that I consistently see is a lack of focus towards routine and consistency.  “Finding” a way to “Fit” your workouts in throughout the week is setting yourself up for failure.  

Intro to Training through Terps by Micah McKamie

Too many times we go into the planning and scheduling process of working out with the, “I will make time” mentality for your fitness and weight loss goals.  We go through our daily routines determined to make time for our fitness, however, we constantly fall short.  Why?  I want to be fit?  I have the desire!!!  I have the knowledge!!!  Unfortunately making time isn’t enough to sustain what it takes to become physically fit.  

The main issue is how we categorize the need in our heads.  By just making time for something you are already limiting your ability to work out to when it’s convenient.  When everything else is done, you will get to that run, knocking out the workout of the day, or get a good Yoga session.  Now, because we “make time” for our workouts in our head, we justify the lack of workouts that this causes.  I am just too busy, there isn’t enough time, and I just don’t have the mental capacity or energy, become normalized statements when your brain passes over the “what’s next on the list” thought.  

This is where I usually hit a wall with people, because the next part doesn’t make sense unless you practice it; the more you work out, the more energy you have.  This is hard for most people to understand because the first few weeks of making physical fitness a priority are exhausting.  The soreness, the mental anguish from making yourself keep going even though you are sore and achy.   Waking up your muscles and endorphin system out of hibernation takes time and work and honestly, it’s the part people hate the most. 

Part 2: The Journey, by Micah McKamie

That is where cannabis products come into play.  The abundance of products out there that are designed towards a medical or even a recreational standpoint can be highly beneficial to kick-starting your fitness journey.  Strains can be used to get you going, tone you down, eliminate soreness, and just make working out fun.  One group of products that I love is the pain-relieving capabilities of transdermals’ and there are quite a few on the market, but two have stood out.  Mary’s Medicinals 1:1 transdermal patch is crazy good.  The first use, you look at the little 2-inch pad and wonder how this could even work. However, less than 5 minutes after application this little guy will loosen you up, eliminate pain, and honestly put you in a good mood.  The second is a new product from Sunday Extracts.  They have not only made a 1:1 salve that works immediately, but it’s also made with hydrosol.  If you are not aware of what hydrosols are, they are the moisture leftover when extracting essential oils, so it is medicinal and really good for your skin. The reason I bring these up is even at the ripe old age of 39 I am able to get immediate results from these products which have aided me in longer and more reoccurring workouts than without. 

Not only processed products, but really good flower can also aid in the success of those just starting their fitness journey.  I always suggest lower THC doses or more manageable THC:CBD doses so as to make you successful and not just get you ripped. I have gone over a few of my favorite strains in past articles that focused more on performance, than pain management, so I thought I would list a few pain strains that have worked for me!.

Gorilla Glue #4

Great flavor, Creative producing, great for pain relief and reducing inflammation. No Time, Fabulous Cannabis

Skunk Hero

Great pain reduction, good for relaxing muscles, a sativa that is not energy producing, however does not rob you of your energy. Sunday Extracts

Mac Stomper

Great for recovery, reduces stress and inflammation, helps to release lactic acid build up, mood elevator. Gray Matter Farms 

Hulka Kola

2:1 ratio, great for body relaxation, clears your thoughts and aids in meditation, specifically hunted to reduce pain and inflammation, Does not have a CBD hemp taste Kola Organics 


Now, go into this knowing that it also is a process.  I have spent many a morning bombed out of mind sitting on the floor next to my weights and wondering if this would work.  The key was knowing myself, my tolerance levels, and how terpenes affect me differently, as well as, figuring out what strains and products work best at what times.  Eliminating the struggle through canna-centric workouts is what it is all about.  Cannabis isn’t a shortcut, it’s an add on.  It is a key to get to the other 90% of our potential.

I know l have said it before, but training through terpenes is as much about learning and knowing yourself as it is about Cannabis.   It isn’t just about utilizing medical marijuana to make working out fun or tolerable, even though it is an amazing side effect, but it’s about learning what makes you tick. How best to use clean motivation internally to meet your goals?  What will make this process go smoothly for you?  Canna-centric isn’t about other peoples’ routines, its how to harness your already installed and dormant passion to fulfill your goals and let’s be honest getting a little baked.  


If you are looking for a reason to start your canna-centric fitness journey, we will be coordinating a cannabis friendly group run on February 28th.  If you are curious about what Training Through Terps does, or interested in shot-gunning and running with us contact us at Cannabiscommunity405@gmail.com or DM us at @trainingthroughterps on Instagram!!!  Are You In?

Training Through Terps pt. 2

The Journey

by Micah McKamie

One of the interesting things that I found over the last year and through my training through terps journey was how crucial mental health is to the process. This is not an article telling you to move away from your meds or to go cold turkey into this process, because don’t let me kid you, I had some dark days myself.

Healing and processing past traumas and experiences are not the easiest tasks. When we think about healing we think about moving on, forgetting it happened, or worse, ignoring the lesson. Lucky for me, Covid provided me with ample time to dig into old wounds.

Training through Terps pt. 1, by Micah McKamie

As the pain and emotions came out in a variety of manifestations including; angry crying while sprinting on the treadmill, an hour-long session with the punching bag leaving my hands bloody, and 3 hours of mediation after a particularly heavy smoke and yoga session. Giving myself the ability to heal through fitness was really what began the training through terps idea.

I would get high with a solid wake and bake session and get all amped up, something would hit my emotional trigger weird that day and it would just come out – go run!!! Go throw big rocks in the back yard. Do pull-ups and pushups until you can’t move. These emotionally and physically exhausting workouts fueled this athlete that I had never known had existed.

I spent so many years killing myself, dieting, and doing crazy workouts and only to always be just right there. In my mind and in my soul I could feel that there was an untapped resource. That idea that you only use 10% of your abilities. I could honestly feel that power there.

It wasn’t until I opened up, changed the way I thought about working out, introduced Cannabis and emotions, and allowed music to drive the tempo, that I started to see that untapped potential. At 39 years old I am still running 8-mile intervals and training for longer competitions. The best thing about it all has been the interesting people I have met in the process.

Kenny is a long time cannabis advocate who does Ultra-Marathons while doing dabs at each rest station and is hands down one of the coolest guys. He cares about the community, is a part of a running group called Wahoo Runs, and is dedicated to removing the stigma of cannabis just like myself. The first time we hung out we smoked in his car, did some dabs, and then ran 6 miles while talking about random high things.

Now, I told this story to point out a cool effect of cannabis on your workouts. We ran 6 miles and didn’t feel a thing, almost didn’t know we ran that far, then went to City Bites and demolished some sandies, and got to have some very cool conversations.

I could throw a lot of medical details at you as reasons to utilize cannabis in your workouts or give you anecdotes of people that make it seem like cannabis is the fountain of youth, but stories like this one highlight the real reason. It’s all about expanding our horizons. Meeting interesting new people that will aid in our growth and you in theirs.

Cannabis not only spurs emotions and energies, but it brings people together, and in this case to run a crapload. I hope as this journey continues and people become more open about their canna-centric fitness regimes, that you will see that we have been hiding in plain sight.

Training Through Terps pt. 1

by Micah McKamie

Over the last 20 years, workout supplements have come and gone. Companies produced products like Creatin, Plasma Jet, Hydroxycut, etc. without regard for the safety of the consumer. Within the FDA it is known that a product could stay on the shelves for years before it can legally be taken down, regardless of known safety issues, due to needing substantial evidence to spur the recall.

Intro to Training through Terps by Micah McKamie

During those 20 years, I managed to navigate the proverbial minefield of fitness supplements and came out unscathed. However, I do not discount the need for energy, sustainment, and recovery aids, especially as I get older. What I have come here to share with you, is that you do not have to conform to unhealthy diets, expensive workout supplements, or even buy a gym membership. I have found that you can still see the healthy results that you desire just from using the right strains, products, and regimes. Let me show you.

In 2016 a buddy of mine approached me concerned for my safety with the amount of, as well as the types of medications that the VA had prescribed me. That day, he handed me a syringe of RSO hoping that it would at least get me off Ambien. The next morning, I threw away the prescription “sleep aid” and ultimately eliminated all my prescriptions within six months.

Once I decided to go on this terpene journey, I realized that this wonderful little plant is capable of so much more than just getting me stoned or assisting with anxiety. This plant had the ability to control my energy and in turn, to turn it off and on as needed! I was pumped. Finally, a pre-workout that I want to buy, a sleep aid that I am not worried about making me sleep-walk, and a recovery aid that I did not have to worry about shutting down my kidneys. The idea changed the game for me.

Just like ‘wake and bake’ can send you into your day creatively locked in and full of energy, a noon-er joint can get you past the after-lunch lull, or a 4:20 pm smoke will make easing into your evening a little easier, cannabis could unlock pre-workout energy, help sustain pain management during a run or workout, and assist in your body’s ability to recover quickly and efficiently. Over the last year there have been some major players as far as strains that have maximum effects when training with terps:


Jack Herer

Jack Herer has quickly become one of my favorite pre-workouts on my days off. The reason I say “my days off” is because anytime I take it, it is not wise for me to be constrained. I need space to run, jump, do push-ups, throw medicine balls, lug atlas stones around, or whatever other physical activity I can come up with. It creates a massive amount of energy that will allow you to finish any, maybe even all the workouts.

Most workouts that I look forward to with Jack are HIIT or CrossFit workouts. Due to your high energy and intense focus, you will need to be attached to something that has some detail and speed to it. Sprints, box jumps, battle ropes, as well as anyone of “The Girls” would do nicely, but let’s be honest, if you are using Jack Herer, you will do them all. In the end, you are looking for something that is really going to push you to your max.



Cali – O has taken over my weekday workouts due to its ability to supply energy and a clear-headed, upbeat high. This strain can keep you focused on your workout, so you don’t skip anything in the short amount of time you have, as well as help you concentrate on your form. Once the workout is over, I tend to go a little deeper into this strain for a relaxed body high that will allow for proper recovery, but still have energy for the day.

On these days I try to focus on just getting a quick, decisive workout in before work. I like to get my resistance band training or TRX in on these days. This will allow you to activate several major muscle groups at once and maximize your workout for the time. Standing on the band to do curls, doing overhead pulldowns, tricep extensions, or using them to create resistance for my push-ups are just a few of the thousands of workout options with these bands.



Roasted Beet Winter Salad by Micah McKamie

Harlequin, when you can find it, is amazing for the more amateur weed workout enthusiasts. Due to its tendency to lean more towards 1:1 or 3:1 THC to CBD, this strain leaves you feeling weightless and pain-free. This cross between Thai and Swiss Landraces with Colombian Gold offers an analgesic effect, as well as relief from muscle spasms, pain, soreness, and inflammation. The energizing effects and potent body high will turn any boring workout routine into a race against yourself. Due to the higher CBD found in this strain, the psychoactive effects are limited, and you won’t get the confusing high that early users might find with higher THC strains.

I love to have a nice, slow run with Harlequin. Something about the uplifting body high, coupled with running on a trail or next to Lake Hefner that really makes the entire process exquisite. The wind blowing through my hair, the mist from the water cooling me down. I always take a “camelback” with me on my runs, so I have a place to keep my stash. Sometimes I will find a place to enjoy a moment and smoke a little before I continue you on my way.


Rick Simpson Oil

Finally, I finish my days with RSO. Rick Simpson oil has been known for years as a possible cure for skin cancer and tons of other ailments, however, I have found the benefits to be more substantial to ingest it as a sleep and recovery aid. RSO is a full spectrum solvent derived full-plant compound that has an array of amazing effects. When purchasing RSO I always check the labs for levels of Ocimene, Humulene, and Camphene. This trinity of terpenes, I have found, works best for me and my body. Ocimene is a wonderful antidepressant that will keep you feeling uplifted, Humulene a solid appetite suppressant, and Camphene has been known to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels as well as reduce pain and inflammation. Ocimene has also been known to treat symptoms of diabetes by inhibiting the proliferation of key enzymes, thus controlling blood glucose levels that can cause binge eating.


I know this seems like a lot of information. However, what it all comes down to is what makes you feel good. These are just suggestions on where to start. As we all know, each strain affects each person a little differently, so take all of this as a guideline, a spark for you to light your fire. So, get out there!!! Find a Sativa strain, get to moving, and start “Training Through Terps.”

Training through Terps

by Micah McKamie

Why Not?

Has anyone ever told you that you can’t smoke weed and workout? Oh, that’s because no one ever asked? All through-out history there are instances where if people didn’t just ask “why not?” then we wouldn’t have such great inventions like the telephone or TikTok. Now I am in no way paralleling my “research” ( read that sarcastically ) to Alexander Graham Bell, however, the idea is still the same.

Why Not? If Phenos can be hunted, terpenes isolated and people who want healthier and more natural supplements to enhance their workouts, why not use marijuana to get physically fit? Why can’t we train through terpenes?

Habit Change

Throughout my time in Texas high school football and later in the Army, I have seen fad diets and workouts come and go. Even though there is some validity to most of these dietary and training programs, there is one thing missing from each. You!!

Your preferences, lifestyle, schedule, doesn’t always match up with the ideals set forth by a “trainer”. Most of the time you have failed before you even began, because you are eliminating a lifestyle and integrating a whole new regime right at the same time. This can cause major issues with comfort, anxiety, and ultimately, you quit.

No matter how you look at it, you are trying to undo 100% of your life in the snap of a finger. This is not how health works. Its a slow process of relearning habits and ultimately changing your lifestyle. But what if, you didn’t have to completely change? What if you didn’t have to buy a ton of supplements, workout equipment, pay for a gym membership or give up cannabis!?!?

Training through Terps

Flashback to January of this year, when I set out on this journey to find a healthy lifestyle balanced with cannabis and fitness. What I found out at 39, was that not only could the two work together, but I could strive with this “Training Through Terps” program.

There are many benefits including post-workout pain management, reduction in inflammation, as well as, being able to control hunger spikes with humulene, and getting premium sleep when I want it and not when my anxiety wants to let me. Working out at home, with minimal equipment, using a selective eating program, as well as cannabis, has given me a lot of the benefits you would expect from this wonderful plant.

The benefit that I did not count on was the ability to lose myself in a workout out with the right strain. The perk of being able to turn my energy off and on like a light switch helps maintain energy conservation while also getting the best workout.

I know you might be skeptical, what do you mean energy conservation and blahsie, blah, blah…. For people who adamantly workout, have you ever left the gym exhausted but your pre-workout is not done with your brain or one little stupid tick that keeps you from getting the rest your body and mind need? Well, when your pre-workout and sleep aid are made from the same plant just different terpenes, it tends to be easier to control the effects.

This epiphany led me on a journey that has been emotional, eye opening spiritually, as well as, physically, in addition to just being just a lot of fun.

What ultimately made me decide to start sharing this information was the Mike Tyson fight. I had listened to all of the podcasts and anything I could get my hands on about this fight. Mike was making a comeback and he was old AF. If he could do it then so could anyone. Then the kicker….. He had been smoking the entire time he was training AND RIGHT BEFORE THE FIGHT!!!! This was game changing to my mindset. This journey may never end and so I decided to document my results for the public to decide if “Training through Terps” is fire or boof.