Smoking pot before a workout.

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    Sep 21, 2010 12:45 AM GMT
    Okay I've done this before and basically I ended up working out for about 3 hours on biceps,triceps and forearm , when normally I would only workout for an hour/ hour and a half. Btw I drink 100% whey gold. about 5 times a day. I was wondering if the pot smoking is helpful or imparing my muscle growth, and also other ppl who've done this and if it showed positive results for you guys?
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    Oct 23, 2010 8:02 PM GMT
    Pot is not as bad as drinking alcohol for building muscle, but it is by no means helping you and its definitely hurting if you're high while at the gym.

    it does help to eat a lot and bulk up though
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    Oct 23, 2010 8:19 PM GMT
    3 hours straight? icon_eek.gif Holy mother of god that's overtraining right there.
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    Oct 23, 2010 10:29 PM GMT
    Amir_ saidOkay I've done this before and basically I ended up working out for about 3 hours on biceps,triceps and forearm ,
    Sleeping for the last 2.5 hrs does not count as training.

    That's exactly what happened the one time I tried getting stoned before a workout.
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    Oct 23, 2010 10:43 PM GMT
    ....and you're not placing yourself at a heightened risk for injuring yourself at all icon_confused.gif
  • bmw0

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    Oct 23, 2010 10:47 PM GMT
    Maybe you should consider smoking a whole pack of cigarettes as well? icon_idea.gif

    This is not a good idea sir, i hope you re-think this plan quickly. icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 24, 2010 4:15 AM GMT
    yes ive done it several times also. acouple of times i also worked out hardcore for a lot longer than usual, i think because it dulls the pain, so u can go for longer. but eventually lol, i would smoke it and then just get lazy and not workout at all haha. so you have to be careful, it can go either way
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    Oct 24, 2010 4:18 AM GMT
    actually its best to save the pot for right after your workout. you will feel soooooo relaxed and your muscles will feel so amazing. use it as a reward
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    Oct 24, 2010 6:39 AM GMT
    My old workout buddy used to show up stoned. I got tired of it. I think he was trying to deal with the "un-funness" of a workout. It's a workout, it's sometimes not going to be fun. You don't make it more fun if you show up stoned, you just make yourself look stoned in a room full of people wondering why you just did 31 reps in rhythm to the Greatest Love of All.

    Do it after.
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    Oct 24, 2010 6:43 AM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos said3 hours straight? icon_eek.gif Holy mother of god that's overtraining right there.


    I would not assume he is actually working out during most of that time...LOL

    he's probably taking snack breaks...LOL...after every few sets
  • Jacob_dane

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    Oct 24, 2010 6:50 AM GMT
    I actually quit smoking pot about 3 weeks ago and I almost instantly noticed a change within myself. I didn't just want to sit around and do nothing, I was antsy and couldn't sit still. So, I rebuilt my ipod music library and next thing I knew my entire house was spic and span and I was back at the gym doing more in the past couple weeks than I have in the past couple of months. I'm definitely gonna keep the smoking to a minimum if at all icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 24, 2010 6:53 AM GMT
    smoking makes you lazy... for a proper work out , dont do it
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    Oct 24, 2010 8:58 AM GMT
    Sorry, but i guess i disagree. While i don't smoke pot i know of several that play soccer. And they smoke up right before a game. I notice their play is a lot better when they're stoned than when they're sober. They run more, they slide tackle more, they shoot more accurately.

    They even notice a bigger differene when they're high then when they're not. They're less mouthy and more vocal and more helpful. Now if this is just pure luck and not something that helps them. Why has it always been more helpful rather than a hinderance for the past 8 years?

    Off the field they're still pretty energetic. They come to almost every soccer fundraiser and every soccer function.

    So, i guess again when people generalize and say EVERYONE that smokes pot is going to be non-energetic.. I guess you're mistaken.

    I've seen the contrary so that is why i disagree with that point.
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    Oct 25, 2010 1:21 AM GMT
    fuck pot
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    Oct 25, 2010 1:21 AM GMT
    Sylas saidfuck pot


    i do, and she likes it icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 25, 2010 1:24 AM GMT
    I wouldn't want to be stoned during a workout, because of the increased risk of injury. Sometimes it's good to feel the burn.. so you can more easily know your limits. I'm dealing with a case of tendinitis right now as a result of not listening to that.

    I tend to not smoke at all until after my day is finished. Including my workout. That way it's sort of a treat. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 25, 2010 1:31 AM GMT
    shyshortguy saidyou just make yourself look stoned in a room full of people wondering why you just did 31 reps in rhythm to the Greatest Love of All.


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    Oct 25, 2010 1:39 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidHym, interesting. Do you know with certainty if they were taking other types of drugs? Were or are they taking stimulants or something to enhance athletic performance? I would suspect they are. If they are smoking pot before a sport it is probable they are doing other things as well.

    Out of the dozens of people I have encountered who smoked pot ALL of them behaved in a languid manner. I did not know anyone who smoked marijuana that reacted as though they took a stimulant.
    There are many different types of pot, and each type produces a different effect. Some will make you lazy. Some will make you hyper. Some has no effect (aka: 'bunk/ditch weed'). Quantity makes a difference, too.

    If someone wants to smoke before any type of athletic task, it's best to sample it during an off time to determine its effect.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Oct 25, 2010 1:43 AM GMT
    Save the pot for after you work out, and have a sauna, and some wine, and a really hot guy that you picked up at the gym. Before the gym, it's not doing anything good for you, physiologically or psychologically. Why would you even think of it?
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    Oct 25, 2010 1:49 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidHym, interesting. Do you know with certainty if they were taking other types of drugs? Were or are they taking stimulants or something to enhance athletic performance? I would suspect they are. If they are smoking pot before a sport it is probable they are doing other things as well.

    Out of the dozens of people I have encountered who smoked pot ALL of them behaved in a languid manner. I did not know anyone who smoked marijuana that reacted as though they took a stimulant.

    Technically speaking, pot is, in fact a stimulant.

    I can personally tell you from my own experience that it keeps me awake and makes my attention to detail far more intense. It can make my mind race on occasion and allows me to work on music in a way that other substances (alcohol, etc.) can't begin to match (in a good way).

    That said, would I use it before going to the gym, or a class, driving a motor-vehicle, or attending a family-function? Definitely not. Just because it has certain positive effects for me in some circumstances does not make it universal, nor would I advocate it's usage for everyone. Everyone's body/brain chemistry reacts uniquely to all substances in some way.

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    THC in marijuana has been shown to be a CNS stimulant in at least the following manners, to date:
    a- Stimulation of the appetite centers of the brain
    b- Stimulation of the pleasure centers of the brain
    c- Stimulation of the bodies natural defenses to reduce free radicals caused by injury to the brain and from other damage -- the leading cause of injury due to stroke is injury due to free-radicals-

    While certain other compounds of marijuana have been found to be soporiphic (sleep inducing); anti inflamatory; muscle and spasm relaxing; all inducing a more relaxed state, marijuana is not a CNS depressant.
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    Oct 25, 2010 1:55 AM GMT
    KentuckyTuss saidI wouldn't want to be stoned during a workout, because of the increased risk of injury. Sometimes it's good to feel the burn.. so you can more easily know your limits. I'm dealing with a case of tendinitis right now as a result of not listening to that.

    I tend to not smoke at all until after my day is finished. Including my workout. That way it's sort of a treat. icon_biggrin.gif

    Rarely smoke anymore, but I fully agree with this poster.
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    Oct 25, 2010 2:06 AM GMT
    if i'm high off my ass, i'm not motivated to do anything. but if i smoke a bowl before running i run for longer.
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    Oct 25, 2010 2:18 AM GMT
    res_ident said... It can make my mind race on occasion and allows me to work on music in a way that other substances (alcohol, etc.) can't begin to match (in a good way).
    It's called "spacializing," which means you're able to identify the individual instruments/sounds of each track and follow them while tuning out the rest of the music. It greatly helps with mixing and identifying mistakes in each track, and makes editing sooooooo much easier.

    I tried writing music without pot several times. It. Fucking. Sucks. If it weren't for pot, I'd sell my equipment.
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    Nov 03, 2010 10:52 PM GMT
    I usually workout stoned. For me, I love the feeling of working out while stoned. It's more meditative. I get into the feel of the muscle during each rep. I work each muscle more thoroughly.

    I've never been injured from a gym workout, so that's not a factor for me.

    But, MJ for me is different than it seems for a lot of people. I don't get sleepy. I don't get the munchies. In fact, I rarely want to eat anything when I'm stoned. I am energetic, and usually like to do stuff, especially sports, like golf, martial arts, and skiing.
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    Nov 05, 2010 4:23 PM GMT
    I am also one who smokes weed before working out. It does not make me lazy. On the contrary, it focuses me and I am able to fully stretch and align my posture.

    This doesn't present a problem for me unless I am out of supply and then I don't feel motivated to work out. icon_sad.gif Then it puts me in an unhealthy mind set.

    Maybe if I had a workout partner it would focus me in a more productive way.

    Anyone on here work out at Lifetime Athletic? (Berkley Heights, NJ)