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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…

Certain herbs can really enhance your Testosterone levels.

Certain herbs can really enhance your Testosterone levels.

6 Must-Have Supplements for Men to Boost Testosterone Levels, Naturally!

Listen up men… We all wanna have high Testosterone levels.

There really is no reason to go in depth with this. Testosterone is the foundation of our manhood, and with low T levels, we are, well… bitches. Sorry if I offend men with low T, but that’s the truth and we all know it.

Thankfully, there are foods and supplements that increase your Test levels.

There are 6 strong herbs that boost your Test levels significantly, as explained by the dudes at GeneticWar.com.

For centuries, natural herbs and plants have been used to increase libido in men. These herbs can achieve this effect by various means, such as acting directly on testosterone and other sex hormone levels, or by combining directly with neurotransmitters linked to sexual arousal.

6 Natural Testosterone Boosters

Let’s list the herbs, and if you want a little more info on them, make sure and check out this article from GeneticWar.com and read up some more about ’em: Continue Reading…

Check out some supplements to enhance your muscle building goals.

Check out some supplements to enhance your muscle building goals.

Building muscle is no easy feat.

It takes tons and tons of hard work and dedication to pack on slabs of muscle. A clean, strict diet is number 1 when attaining your body composition goals, always!

You can, however, get assistance from supplements. The supplement industry is a multi-bilion dollar a year industry.

Which Supplements Are Worth the Money?

There are tons of shitty supplements on the market. It can get overwhelming, especially for newbies.

But there are a handful of supplements that can greatly assist you in getting to where you want to be, as this this piece from GeneticWar.com explains.

An important side note: NOTHING WILL HELP MORE THAN A DEDICATED WORKOUT ROUTINE AND A CLEAN DIET STRUCTURE! 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.

Ganja

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…

Supplements

Supplements are great, but don’t make the mistake of thinking they will replace real, nutritious foods!

There are tons of supplements on the market; some great, some complete shit. It can get kind of tedious deciding which supplements to take and which ones are a waste of money, so I am going to run down briefly some of the best supplements men should be taking. There will surely be differing schools of thought on this, but this list will incorporate what I think are the best supplements athlete men should be consuming:

  • Multivitamin – Vitamins and minerals you don’t always get from food.
  • Ginseng – Good for your heart and good for your manhood.
  • Fish Oil – Essential fatty acids. Good for your heart, good for your brain, good for cholesterol.
  • Glucosamine / Chondroitin / MSM – Good for joints and connective issue.
  • Creatine – Replenishment of ATP, delays muscle fatigue, increases pump.
  • Protein Supplements – Muscle recovery, reduced soreness. The essential building blocks for lean tissue.
  • BCAAs – Essential amino acids, improve muscle growth, improve recovery and healing.
  • Antioxidants – Keeps you healthy and may induce fat loss.
  • Test Boosters (natural) – Increases natural test levels, keeps body fat low, great state of mind.
  • Ginkgo Biloba – Cognitive function, blood flow and vascularity.
  • Horny Goat Weed – Too awesome and too much to write a short description – Click the link!

Keep in mind: Supplements are just that – supplemental. Nothing will replace a good nutritious diet and a hard workout program. In a perfect world, supplements are technically not necessary. But a perfect world is hard to attain for most of us, which is why the supplement industry is so successful. I say, get some of these supplements and incorporate them into a healthy diet and workout program, and you will reap the benefits!

And of course, we didn’t forget about the ladies… here you go: The Best Supplements For Women