T Nation

Weed and Lifting?


#1

I spoke with an old friend of mine and I told him about this site as we used to lift together back in highschool ('87). He said he smokes weed before he lifts and it gives him intense concentration and a great pump due to the vasodialtion effect of the drug. Has anyone else heard of stoner lifters?


Legalizing Weed
#2

ever heard of a search?


#3

yes, i have and the past questions and reponses were lame


#4

I don't knwo about the vasodialation per se but...

I'd just be plain afraid of dropping a weight on something important (like my head). Lifting high... doesn't sound like a good idea to me. You're more likely to take a stupid risk, like going for a new PR way over what you can handle. You might end up doing some dynamic negatives XD


#5

Honestly? From an awareness / reaction / mental POV, I can't see this being any better than driving under the influence. Heavy machinery is heavy machinery.

Can't comment on the vascular benefits (if any). Sounds like a bad idea in general to me.


#6

This could be one of those commercials where they show kids smoking and then doing something stupid.
Like a kid in a hospital bed:
"I thought it would be cool to smoke a joint and try a new PR in my squat. But boy was I wrong, I have learned my lesson. Never again will I smoke."


#7

Look, it's a bad idea. You might think it helps, but i'm 100% certain that is doesn't.

Get psyched up, hit some caffeine, hit some protein, smash some weights. Not a headspace getting stoned lends itself to.

If you must, spark on up afterwards and go raid a buffet but getting stoned is good to 1) play computer games 2) watch movies and 3) eat stuff. Not for lifting weights.


#8

I don't think it's a big deal to lift while high. If you're an experienced smoker and it's just a light buzz, you'll be fine if you know what you're doing. If some people claim it gives them a better focus when lifting, who are we to disagree?

Personally, I won't smoke weed and work out... but if someone prefers to do it, although strange, we're in no position to tell them what is better or worse for their own concentration/focus.


#9

This post was flagged by the community and is temporarily hidden.


#10

Hahaha, bingo.


#11

too bad I fucked myself twice with the shit.

Laws gotta change..


#12

Hahahaha, no shit!


#13

I've lifted high and found that my concentration was lacking. I wouldn't recommend it.


#14

I highly recommend smoking pot before lifting, hell before doing anything for that matter!

After all, who needs brain cells?


#16

It kills your hormone levels and therefore at best will cut your gains in half.


#17

Yeah, pretty much. I've done it before and it's about the same except I think I get slightly lazier.

That said, to the OP: Try it, just don't try to do any PR's. If you like it, do it, if not, don't.


#18

I can't believe people still believe this shit. Care to elaborate on how a chemical that stimulates receptors DESIGNED to respond to endogenous neurotransmitters (cannabinoids) causes the death of brain cells?


#19

Oh I'm sorry, I mistook the death of brain cells for lung cancer, thats a much better way to go.

Oh and by the way, have you ever spoken with someone who has been smoking pot for a long period of time (aka, a few years) They arnt exactly the most intelligent people in the world. Much less a productive member of society.


#20

Wow, nothing but stereotypes.


#21

Show me a chronic pot smoker (someone who does it on a regular basis, not every now and then or a few times in the past) who is doing anything to better society. Because in all honesty every chronic smoker I have met in my life time has been for lack of better words lazy.