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Learn the negative side effects of including marijuana as part of your lifestyle

Learn the negative side effects of including marijuana as part of your lifestyle

Not too long ago, Gone Liftin’ put out an article on whether or not smoking marijuana impacts your fitness lifestyle.

Bodybuilding And Marijuana – Good Or Bad? details some positives and / or neutral aspects of smokin’ the reefer when you are into the bodybuilding lifestyle.

Well, we are now inclined to write a post about the negative effects of marijuana while bodybuilding. Sorry guys, but it was bound to happen…

Our previous marijuana article was short and sweet, but we decided to go a little more in depth to break down some negative aspects of smoking weed while working out (not during an actual workout… just in general.)

While marijuana is universally considered a safe “drug,” like anything, it should be consumed in moderation and monitored accordingly. It still alters your brain chemistry and it also alters your physical prowess, whether we choose it to believe it not. Continue Reading…

Smoking marijuana may actually have some benefits for those that workout hard.

Smoking marijuana may actually have some benefits for those that workout hard.

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Everyone knows what it is. Very few people actually don’t smoke it. Those that don’t, well, that’s there prerogative. In this day and age of 2013, it’s pretty silly to say that weed poses any sorts of risks or dangers to your health.

Please note, I am not condoning the use of smoking marijuana, or saying that it’s OK to do so, but I think you get my drift. Basically, we are of the opinion that weed is harmless…because…well…it is!

But this isn’t a debate about weed. This is more about whether or not weed can positively or negatively affect your athletic performance.

In this The Benefits of smoking Marijuana on Bodybuilding and Fitness article –

One of the major benefits associated with medicinal marijuana use is the relief of chronic or neuropathic pain. A study published in February 2009 in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology examined the effect of medical marijuana treatment in HIV patients who experience neuropathic pain. In this study, Dr. Ellis and colleagues found that 46 percent of patients administered medical marijuana experienced at least a 30 percent reduction in pain. In contrast, only 18 percent of patients administered placebo achieved similar results.

That’s one piece of vital information for you. Marijuana does cause some sort of pain relief, so there is a case to be made.

But how else would ganja help you with your fitness levels? Continue Reading…