Marijuana and Working Out
- 04-03-2012, 11:32 PM
- 04-03-2012, 11:38 PM
to be fair, there are episodes of episodes or experiences that are what someone would call 'different than normal'
my brother smoked a joint and suddenly found himself in a whirldwind with faces laughing at him.
ive never had that happen to me, in several years of smoking every day with different batches from different people.
recently me and my bud bought a sack of a chick who ( after we had smoked it saw it was different than normal) told us she thought it was laced.
i experienced a serious uplifting mood like cocaine. not typical of weed . you could argue that it was the difference of possibly sativa vs other types of weed, but i dont think thats the case. since a bunch of seasonal smokers saw a huge difference. and ive smoked the absolute finest, as well as some of the worst.
theres just some sacks that don't seem normal. i dont know if they're laced; it's impossible to say.For me, the action IS the juice.
04-03-2012, 11:43 PM
04-03-2012, 11:52 PM
04-03-2012, 11:57 PM
04-04-2012, 12:00 AM
04-04-2012, 12:01 AM
04-04-2012, 12:09 AM
04-04-2012, 01:43 AM
Know who you buy from , plain and simple. You buy off some dirt bag in the park then you take your chances knowingly so don't be suprised
04-04-2012, 03:49 AM
I'm pretty sure this thread is about if weed is good or not for body building not if weed is good or evil
08-06-2012, 11:26 PM
08-08-2012, 10:46 PM
I smoke weed regularly. Never effected my gains. I will say that weed makes me lazy and hungry. While cutting I smoke very far and few in between, because I'll end up too lazy to workout and too damn hungry to stick to a clean eating caloric deficit.
08-11-2012, 12:00 AM
lowers protein synthesis.
drugs and lifting DO NOT go together.
maybe you can get away with smoking every now and then like arnold, but me personally i'm 100% lifting, i don't even drink or smoke cigs anymore.
however maybe you can do both, but for me it just kills my motivation and drive... not to mention it kills that anger in me, which i've grown quite fond of.
08-11-2012, 12:01 AM
08-11-2012, 12:36 AM
08-11-2012, 12:56 AM
and i dug this up for you: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6316036
apparently it lowers them for 24 hours, which i thought was only 4, don't remember where i got that from.
also, being a gaba antagonist it must also lower natural HGH production.
08-11-2012, 02:56 AM
08-11-2012, 09:04 AM
08-11-2012, 09:19 AM
I smoke probably once a week, kick back and throw on some Netflix lol great way to spend an off day. Not to mention I sleep like a rock that night so it helps when I occasionally have problems sleeping
08-11-2012, 09:26 AM
Fun Fact for you. Marijuana reduces stress. Stress reduces cortisol.
There-go marijuana = Gainzzzzzzzzzzzzz
08-11-2012, 11:03 AM
08-11-2012, 01:36 PM
In the off-season I partake regularly, but I don't smoke. Having access to dispensaries with a medical card in Colorado really cuts down on a lot of concern about what additional compounds may or may not be found in your product. That said, I don't think Mary Jane and the weight room mix. If you're going to be lifting you need to be focused and intense - I doubt anyone who tells me that they can go to the gym high and squat as heavy as when they are sober. I know no one who has PR'd while stoned.
I think the benefits are the increased appetite while bulking, increased awareness of muscle activation/the mind muscle connection, and conceptual thinking about programming. It's a great time, just save it for after the gym and not right before bed.
Go hard. Go heavy. Never stop.
08-12-2012, 12:45 AM
08-12-2012, 12:47 AM
08-12-2012, 09:58 AM
08-12-2012, 10:50 AM
Good thread, I personally smoke like everyday, cut or bulk, all I know is it helps to bulk but I hve smoked for a while so I can control munchies. Also I get really good focus at the gym if I choose toke before. but I also think I'd get better gains if I didn't just because of its other effects. But for the original question I think a joint here and there will have no effect on your training or gains.
08-21-2012, 06:39 PM
I'll be honest, I stopped reading after the first few posts and just felt like posting my side.
First I will start with I smoke and eat, and i am not posting this to be impressive or gloat, i take this very seriously. My edibles can cripple an average toker due to my extremely high tolerance. I have a personal, professional grower and is top quality. I smoke anywhere from 20 to 50 joints a day and eat between 3 - 5 gluten and sugar free canna cookies daily. This mornin was my first day back to cardio in a long time. It was a medium pace and I lasted 2k. I was out of breath but not struggling.
A study In early 2012. Marijuana vs. cigarette vs. non smoker. Lung function test came back MJ best, non second best, smoker worst. It probably has a minor effect, but that is all, IMO and in my case.
Take it for what you will. I hit one before and after my workout
As for brain function, i do my job this way, with no notice of co workers, no flaws, just quick productive days.
08-21-2012, 09:46 PM
It ruined a marriage.....dont ask me my opinion.....most wont like it
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08-22-2012, 12:00 AM
Just pointing out the fact that the link provided to pubmed is not an actual study, it's a summary of prior studies (which, are likely from the days of reefer madness) and the guy on page one posting about mj having more tar / carcinogens than tobacco, give me a break dude. I call COMPLETE bull**** there. Let's see your sources, or that **** isnt legit.
Here's my take. I've been lifting since freshman year of highschool (roughly 8-9 years). When I started, I was roughly 110 lbs. Now, 8 yrs later (natural bb no aas or ph) i am sitting at 180 lbs lean. (can see quad seperation, abs / obliques.).. Throughout this time period (the first few years) i smoked occasionally, then through the middle - recently I was smoking quite heavily / regurarly. I can agree with the above posters with a few key points- mj is good for bulking, you can eat and eat and eat, all the time, all day long. It helps you relax (relaxing is key to recovery, right?).. I recently quit smoking pot for my new job and i have to say i have much more mental clarity / focus / drive throughout the day. Not as hungry, but mentally i am better off.
I love smoking a bowl but i get SO ****ING LAZY. IT IS REDICULOUS.\\
Anyways- you can still smoke and gain, i would just suggest never smoking before the gym, the perfect time would be to take a one hitter or two on the way home from the gym (reduce your nausea and increase your appetite)..
At the end of the day- it's your body, you can do what you want to do. I do believe that smoking will help you gain weight. But I also believe I perform better / have better focus in the gym and in the classroom now that i have quit smoking.. If you can smoke, and control your habit- to the point that you're only smoking a few times a week, after tough workouts and what not- you'll be fine. Just dont be getting high all day every day- you will become lazy, I'm sure.
Hope this helps
edit: @mylo- why the hell would you want to be angry? one of the things i love most about pot is that after a bowl or two i am so much less uptight about everything, I can just relax, let the small **** go, and not get bothered by insignificant ****. I honestly become a more relaxed, better person when i am high. I just cant be high all the time because i am far too unproductive.
08-22-2012, 12:45 AM
Check your form: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/exercise-science/190675-proper-techniques.html