I wouldn’t smoke weed whilst deadlifting. Cannabis has effects on the cardiovascular system, potentially ranging from the inducing of arrhythmia. It has been implicated regarding causing (ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, tachycardia, however data is mixed regarding whether people who acquire these effects are predisposed (old age, pre existing cardiac pathology etc)) and whether it actually does increase the risk for serious arrhythmia. Just about everyone who has smoked cannabis can tell you that there is a dose dependent increase in heart rate (though most don’t pay attention to this as it’s so “chilling” in nature, however if I smoke/eat a lot I’ll notice my RHR can hit 100… we are talking about a LOT here… Say .75 grams or so smoked or .3 grams + in edibles… should be noted the cannabis acquired in Australia isn’t nearly as strong as what I’ve gotten in Spain, Amsterdam or the US… Leaves, stems etc are still common where I procure from.
Furthermore, some new data has come out revealing regular cannabis use may induce morphological changes in the heart muscle (cardiac enlargement) associated with subclinical deteriorations in cardiac function, appears these effects are reversible… and given the study was taken in the UK, it’s very possible the structural abnormalities were due to the fact that almost all Europeans (and Australians) tend to mix cannabis with tobacco, of which is known to induce subclinical alterations regarding cardiac parameters.
I’d be careful regarding deadlifting and cannabis… that being said I’ve gone dancing/clubbing while on cannabis before, doesn’t effect me like it does many, I tend to become energetic/talkative whilst others pass out/vegetate… still wouldn’t recommend. Furthermore dose dependent psychomotor impairment may lead to you injuring yourself or someone else. The heart (and many tissues within the body) do have cannabinoid receptors
Perhaps I’m over-reacting but I do think a heavy, compound lift (and gym in general) should be done sober
Now that’s an interesting picture, lifting up the bar, struggling with a lit joint in you’re mouth, smoke steaming out (literally)…
for 4/20 this year I’ll probably head out to a protest (legalisation rally) due to the still draconian, prohibition era tactics police will initiate to try catch guys with small amounts of weed… it gets people talking… so long as people don’t act like dickheads and start openly lighting up in front of the police/making a ruckus everything should be fine (happens sometimes). Problem is, when people light up in the park (like they should theoretically be able to, similar to a cigarette, it harms no one other than themselves) en mass during a mass protest, police tend to see, and WILL waste their time arresting/giving out fines… We have the most draconian, nanny state police presence, so a protest on cannabis… the authorities will literally ejaculate hearing three words “protest and cannabis legalisation”
Last year a 15 y/o girl was punched in the face by the cops during one of these rallies… was ruled to be adequate conduct despite being totally out of line
the yearly protest is a peaceful demonstration, such violence isn’t welcomed… though the crowd from what I recall became incredibly agitated/aggro after this occurred… I wasn’t at the rally but I will be this year to voice my support. It’s a far cry away from binge drinking (heavily condoned and encouraged even within our society) in terms of deleterious impact to health
Overall, please don’t smoke cannabis then deadlift… I don’t think it’s safe… perhaps workout then smoke cannabis once you’re parasympathetic nervous system has adequately recovered?