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    Guitarded is offline In Orientation
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    Marijuana and exercise

    I've just recently started smoking marijuana again, and I'm wondering if it'll hurt my exercise progress. I mean the actual smoking part, not the additional food consumption.

    I know smoking and working out seems pretty counter productive, but I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with it. So far it's not hurt my motivation any, which was my biggest concern. I'm still working out every day.

    <-- couldn't resist. XD

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    If you got bad DOMS smoke it up.
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    LeiYunFat is offline We are all one
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    jman knows.

    This is like asking if having sex is detrimental to training. Work is work, play is play. If someday you become so elite that play needs to revolve around work, then by all means, cut it out.

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    Why would you even want to do this? I don't understand the mindset of people who willingly put toxins into their bodies. It's extremely counterproductive. I believe that if a person actually had any degree of self-respect, they wouldn't feel any need to "self-medicate".
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_love_muscle View Post
    Why would you even want to do this? I don't understand the mindset of people who willingly put toxins into their bodies. It's extremely counterproductive. I believe that if a person actually had any degree of self-respect, they wouldn't feel any need to "self-medicate".
    ditto that

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    Quote Originally Posted by i_love_muscle View Post
    Why would you even want to do this? I don't understand the mindset of people who willingly put toxins into their bodies. It's extremely counterproductive. I believe that if a person actually had any degree of self-respect, they wouldn't feel any need to "self-medicate".
    Quote Originally Posted by tracyclang View Post
    ditto that
    Self Medication as you call it can go alot deeper than having a level of self respect.

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    Marijuana isn't toxic in any way at all. In terms of the actual active chemicals, it will have no detriment whatsoever. You're lung capacity will be reduced by a few %, so basically a negligible amount. Good thing about pot is that its a bronchial dilator, which means its good to smoke and work out and it also means it allows your lungs to clean themselves out easier. There really is not any downside, plus its great for muscle aches and pains.

    Its worked for me for years, no reason why it shouldn't work for anybody who choses for it to be so.

    In conclusion, here's Joe Rogan, MMA trained fighter in great shape who smokes pot everyday
    Joe Rogan Talks Pot

    Nay-Sayers don't have the personal experience
    Last edited by limestix; Oct. 12/08 at 07:43 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_love_muscle View Post
    Why would you even want to do this? I don't understand the mindset of people who willingly put toxins into their bodies. It's extremely counterproductive. I believe that if a person actually had any degree of self-respect, they wouldn't feel any need to "self-medicate".
    Yeah, I had a feeling I'd get a reply or two like this. Honestly, I had the same mindset as you until I started looking at the details and evidence and asking questions to those against it.

    I don't mind that you're adamantly against it, I'd just like to know why exactly. How is it counterproductive? Have you had any experience with it? Any facts? Numbers? Examples? To me, it's nothing more than the old "Drugs are bad, m'kay?" argument.

    I appreciate your response - that was, after all, the point of the thread - I was hoping for a more detailed reason not to do it.

    Right now, I'm feeling great. I'm in the best shape of my life, working out or running 6 days a week and making good progress, all while smoking marijuana nearly every night. I don't want to make this a habit if it will seriously counteract my workouts, but it seems to have no effect.

    As for self medication: Would you take Advil for a headache? How about Tylenol? Isn't that self medication? Each of those, in excess, can kill you or seriously injure you. Marijuana can't.
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    Smoking MJ before or during working out is "tarded"

    A personal choice that is flat stupid.

    I really don't have any other word, I could use for it.

    You "will" have to worry about many other aspects of your diet and fitness training within your goal path, without this added into blender, I assure you.

    I do expect, that I will see you remove it when you get "thumped" enough. If you learn from "thumps" in life.

    Get rid of it.

    Best wishes,

    Chillen

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    If smoking before/during a workout helps you, then go for it. Personally I just want to chill when I smoke. But everyone responds differently. That's not what OP is saying, anyway. Training is training. Smoking is relaxing.

    Also, the only way that smoking weed can kill you is if you smoke something like 15 lbs in 10 minutes or something. At which point you'd die of suffocation long before you got close.

    And as for this "toxin" thing...other than the act of inhaling smoke, there aren't any "toxins" in marijuana. The smoke itself is akin to living in high smog areas. And why do people live in these high smog areas? We assume they live there because they choose to live there. The benefits outweigh the costs for living there. Otherwise they'd move. Why do people smoke pot? Because the benefits outweigh the costs.

    Do you guys think Usain Bolt gets high?


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    I'm dead-set against anything that is habit-forming or addictive because the social costs are too high.

    Our body is a temple and that we owe it to ourselves to treat it as such. Putting garbage (marijuana) into our bodies isn't exactly a smart thing to do. And smoking isn't healthy. In fact, it's downright stupid. It is virtually impossible for me to respect a person who willingly does things to themselves that aren't healthy.

    Reality check: You are smoking drugs. If you think that's healthy, apparently your perspective is flawed. You can try to convince yourself that smoking marijuana is a healthy choice. But you're not fooling anybody. I believe it's called "denial".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarded View Post
    Right now, I'm feeling great. I'm in the best shape of my life, working out or running 6 days a week and making good progress, all while smoking marijuana nearly every night. I don't want to make this a habit if it will seriously counteract my workouts, but it seems to have no effect.

    As for self medication: Would you take Advil for a headache? How about Tylenol? Isn't that self medication? Each of those, in excess, can kill you or seriously injure you. Marijuana can't.
    If you're smoking dope every night, you've already made it a habit. And that's pretty stupid. The reason you don't think it has any effect on your workouts is because your brain chemistry changes when you smoke dope. THC is a neurotoxin. Didn't you know that?

    I don't know where you're getting your information from, but I can't find any medical or pharmacological website stating that marijuana has no toxins. In fact, similar to cigarettes, there are over 400 toxic substances in marijuana.

    Marijuana Smoke Has Toxins, Study Shows - Lungs: Pulmonary and Respiratory Health and Medical Information Produced by Doctors
    Marijuana Smoke Contains Higher Levels Of Certain Toxins Than Tobacco Smoke
    THE MEDICAL DANGERS OF MARIJUANA USE

    I don't take Advil. I don't take Tylenol, either. And yes, in excess those drugs can kill you. But so will smoking cigarettes and/or marijuana. It just takes longer.

    At the end of the day, you have made your choice. I don't think it's a well-informed decision, but it's your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NBS 4life View Post
    Self Medication as you call it can go alot deeper than having a level of self respect.
    Please explain, NBS. I'm not a social worker/therapist. I just have great difficulty understanding why people choose to do bad things to themselves. I know that people do those things, but I don't just don't know why a person would ever get to the point where they actually do things to put their body in harm's way because I think it goes against our instinct to survive.

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    Marijuana is not addictive by the way. It can be a bad habit just like eating junk food is though.

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    I'm not sure where you live but in America its illegal

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