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Does the use of cannabis have any effects on building muscle? And if so, why, how and for how long...?



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OliverWilkins
Newbie
3 Posts
11/29/2021 10:12:49 AM
Cannabis is not going to help you build any muscles. It might help you relax and reduce muscle pain. I used to smoke marijuana when I had muscle pain in my legs, which really helped me out. I personally love to smoke weed, and it just makes my life happier. I don’t like to drink alcohol since it makes you act like an animal, and I find it disgusting. Weed just calms you down, and that is why I love it. It is hard to find quality flower nowadays, and that is why I would love to recommend them https://www.tillmanstranquils.com/product-category/cbd-flower/.Here you can find all kinds of cbd flower, and the quality is spectacular.


raciohurg
Newbie
3 Posts
11/26/2021 10:50:42 AM
I do not think that is builds anything


louise
Newbie
1 Posts
12/24/2020 8:39:58 PM
Hi, in France it's forbiden to take any substance
like marijuana. The doctors here say that it affect
brain in long term. Check this blog in french:
https://aloevera-ginkgo.com/proprietes-
therapeutiques-du-chanvre-alimentaire/
you can use google translate


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1 Posts
12/21/2020 11:58:59 PM
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AlexRiso
Newbie
1 Posts
12/2/2020 12:35:30 PM
Hi everyone:)
I think it's possible. I've heard a lot about it and I have a friend who uses weed in a limited dose in sports. The weed works as a stimulant . My friend advised me to start a sport with him and use weed, but I like to just smoke marijuana, it helps me relax. John-my friend buys weed from trusted stores like one of them https://weedsmart.net/ . John is a good and experienced athlete. He also said that if you follow the dose, everything will be fine and there will be benefits. He is responsible and I believe him.


supplement4u
Newbie
1 Posts
10/3/2019 5:20:08 AM
it can be
but i think not that much


Fatin357
Newbie
1 Posts
9/5/2018 8:36:29 PM
Hi everyone! I heard its a thing now. I just
wanted to ask if any of you have tried marijuana
for medication purposes? There are a lot of
benefits for medical marijuana especially for
gaining some muscles and weights I've been
suffering anorexia for almost a year now and
planning to use medical marijuana products for
my condition. I've been reading some articles
about cannabis and its medical properties here
in www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/scrogging/
and im very fascinated about it. Not lucky for me
in my country use of marijuana is illegal but now
im planning to move in Colorado where you can
use marijuana without any hassle. I really
wanted to hear your thoughts about this and if
you can give my any advice or tips feel free to
tell me. Thanks!


Cedric
Newbie
4 Posts
12/22/2010 10:48:09 PM
wheat have much power and if you eat much its increase fats


War Saw
Newbie
2 Posts
12/7/2010 7:41:56 AM
Gotta love it.


johnou
Newbie
1 Posts
11/18/2010 10:41:08 AM
big man that is impressive. your pound for pound is very good. bUT IF THATS WHAT IT IS WHEN UR SMOKING THAN IMAGINE WHAT IT WOULD BE IF U DIDNT..


bigman
Newbie
2 Posts
11/17/2010 10:54:37 AM
i smoke a lot of weed. i also workout 4 or 5 times a week. i just turned 17 and i weigh 180, i have 8% body fat. I can bench 310 and i prob smoke more than anyone on this site. <3weed<3 i love smokin after a workout


nits
Newbie
1 Posts
6/14/2010 8:45:08 PM
hey can anybody tell me what are measures taken in food ,diet,etc for not affecting sideeffects of smoking weed?


Here2Help420
Newbie
1 Posts
5/12/2010 10:34:11 PM
I'm going to make this simple. Marijuana will NOT
harm your muscle building; providing you don't
smoke the marijuana, but rather eat(cooked with
healthy fatty oil) or brew a tea. You will experience
similar results, especially if you allow a grace
period of not using marijuana. All the problems
these post associate with marijuana are not related
to the compound THC(intoxicating compound
found in marijuana), but rather a side effect of
Carbon Monoxide(CO). You can still use marijuana
and not harm your body. I'm a graduate student at
UC Davis, getting my in Bio Tech to put it simply.
There is no drug that has had more research than
Marijuana.

The person that said smoking marijuana is better
than tobacco is high. The only difference between
the two, is the volume of exposure. A cigarette
smoker likely smokes (inhales considerable more
CO) than the avg. pot head. Smoking anything will
cause side effect. To the user no_nick; who said
you will "depression reduction" if you quite using
marijuana, that will not be the case for most people
and if a doctor proscribed you marijuana, you
should obtain an depression medication before
quitting, because likely you will become
overwhelmed by your depression if you stopped
taking it cold turkey. The reason is, your body has
been depressed and all the chemistry that causes
your depression remain although THC provided
relief. Think of it as headache, you take a pain
killer and the pain subsides… four hours later the
pain returns worse then ever. Depression is a
serious and should be treated. THC will NOT alter
your estrogen levels or testosterone.

Mikeherman I was cracking up when you said you
got tested for Cadmium Toxicity (this is a cancer
causing build up of certain mineral in your body to
put very simply) You must have been a cigarette
smoker, because the amount marijuana you who
have to smoke, would be huge (unless maybe your
stash was laced with something) Cadmium Toxicity
is caused by smoking and not THC. This is more of
a worry for children exposed to second hand
cigarette smoke because there body can't process
hinge level of Cadmium and could build depending
on exposure or an adult that worked in a industrial
setting where heavy metals were being vaporized.
If a joint a night gave you Cadmium Toxicity, than
you may be very acceptable to cadmium(that means
don't smoke anything! You will have a high
likelihood of getting cancer). Its more likely you
miss understood what the doctor told you, unless
the doctor checked your kidneys.

I have taken THC for anxiety and I have to say it
helped me through some tough times, it allowed
me to remain relaxed so I could focus. You might
think that sounds odd and that is because you you
never had a need for THC, but rather used in for
recreation. And I guess it's important to remember
that every drug, even a prescription drug, is going
to be altered by your own chemistry and thus each
individual will have a different reaction. For me
personally THC helped me get up and out the door,
I don't like to be around large groups of people, so
THC made lecture a breeze and it also helped me
study, I could site down for hours just reading. I
stopped because I got a job that does urine test. I
will probably never use it again, only because of
the employment risk.

If you are worried about testosterone level avoid
alcohol first and foremost! it can take 14 days for
normal testosterone levels return after heavy
drinking. Its also important to avoid sex, only have
an orgasm every 8th day and on the 7th workout
hard, because your testosterone levels are peaking!
You can also jerk without a release prior to
workouts to get a testosterone boost.

NEVER do anything that could effect your
coordination before a workout.


P90XGUY
Newbie
1 Posts
3/24/2010 1:07:37 PM
Hey guys, Im doing P90X for the second time
around. In between this and the first round, ive
taken 3 weeks off. I smoked a lot of weed in that
period. a few bong hits every night, or half a joint
every night.

Coming back to the program, today was day 1, i
couldn't even get through the first workout, and i
had JUST completed this rigorous excersise regime
just 3 weeks prior.

id like to quit smokin pot, but theres not enuf
evidence on either side to suggest that i should
quit or keep smoking. I wil have to suffer i guess.
bc i learned one thing FOR SURE

**smoking weed everyday, even if its a bit at night
off a pipe or bong, WILL reduce your cardiovascular
endurance. so this means my muscles cant get the
full workout they need to build bc my heart is so
burnt out half way thru my workout. i think that is
what ppl are missing. it dosent effect muscle
growth, i dont believe it effects testosterone (at the
amount i use) but IT DOES effect endurance.

this is my experience


willpower
Newbie
1 Posts
2/17/2010 6:40:16 PM
Well Im a new member to this site..dont see any point to commenting on something that is 7 yrs old. Im a Personal trainer and have my BA in excersize science..just would like to make the comment..ROIDS suck..im bigger / stronger/ more developed then half ur roid heads in the gym who do it for nothing..if u compete..well then get under a dr supervision..but if not and its just for gains..WORK HARDER find some will power. and yes it is cheating..even tho u must still work hard. Not worth the long term effect..101 will love the way he looks when his kidneys give out


lol123
Newbie
1 Posts
2/6/2010 7:50:16 PM
my theory, do roids, train hard, smoke weed, eat alot, sleep alot, recover alot :D


Captain_Hero
Newbie
1 Posts
1/16/2010 8:25:40 AM
I guess Michael Phelps busted this myth.

Anyways dont smoke it...Cook it into butter, and add it to baking recipies then eat it. Much better that way.


No_nick
Newbie
4 Posts
10/9/2009 9:56:55 AM
I suppose smoking pot is more like a fashion expression than addiction; we just want to be coo and b like everyone else around us.
From personal experience, yes, it provides the most relaxing feeling you ever felt, but marijuana took a hold of me without even noticing. It quickly became a daily dose or habit and I slowly became isolated from the society. I am a very determined person so as soon as I noticed I quit smoke weed.
There are countless benefit of quiting smoking. For example:
Clearer thinkin
smoother breathin
more articulate
improved memory
deal with stressful situations increased energy and ability
depression reduction
deeper interaction with your loved ones
no more munchies
confidence boost
no more feeling like a loser
better focus
increased ability to control yourself
a lot of spare time
less sleep needed
an awful lot of free cash
better lreations with your partner
improved ability to learn
reduction of paranoia
safre driving
no hassle of finding decent marijuana :)
no need to associate with dark characters like dealrs
not supporting organizedcrim, there is a lot of awful things that go on behind the scenes for your weed
IMPROVED LEVEL OF FITNESS
confidence to take on any task
be more lively and outgoing in all aspects of life
increased motivation for self improvement
feeling of being whole without a drug dependancy
no more quilty feeling
amazing dreams (because your brain isnt frazzled while you sleep)
an awful lot more energy and will power

I can go on for days and trust me the list goes on.....

I quite smoking pot and cigarette and never touched it again - you can do it too.

Cheers!
"How old are you? How old do you feel you are? How old your body is?


fitgrl09
Newbie
1 Posts
8/1/2009 5:34:17 AM
I disagree with the statement about working your abs constantly is the key to building great abs. Abdominals are muscles just like any other muscle, and muscles grow after being broken down and when they are at rest. Would you work your legs everyday??? NO, you don't because if you are breaking them down everyday, they can't recover and grow. The key here is mind/muscle connection,and breaking them down and training them like a muscle group..meaning doing a good 16- 20 sets,,the best way is to superset them with another bodypart, ie, chest/abs. That is how you get great abs!


notsee
Newbie
1 Posts
7/28/2009 9:25:53 PM
To investigate possible effects of chronic marijuana use on reproductive and stress hormones, we assayed testosterone, luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone, prolactin, and cortisol in 93 men and 56 women with a mean age of 23.5 years. Hormone values were compared among groups of subjects stratified according to frequency of marijuana use (frequent, moderate and infrequent; N = 27, 18, and 30, respectively) and non-using controls (N = 74). Chronic marijuana use showed no significant effect on hormone concentrations in either men or women.

And I believe I read that someone researched this and found that it negatively affected testosterone?


mikeherman
Newbie
1 Posts
2/6/2009 12:49:21 PM
Im glad I stumbled upon this thread because im trying to kick my cannabis habit. I haven't been to the gym in about 7 years mainly because I smoke up everyday. Im going back to the gym soon and want to build my feel good hormones the natural way.. but i know it will be tough to quit. Funny thing is.. cannabis is like a double edge sword, when used everyday for years it throws the mind and body off. But when used in moderation, with discipline it can benefit incredibly.

Here is some info about cannabis that ive learned over the years..
-- Cannabis dilates the blood vessels throughout the body, starting at the lungs (which would make sense that more oxygen would be available for cells. Once induced it creates excitability, increasing heart rate. In my opinion cannabis is awful for working out while stoned. It would make sense to induce it hours after a workout instead of during.
-- Does cronic pot use decreases testosterone? I would agree on that to a certain extent. Cannabis definitely increases estrogen.. so therefore thats not what a body builder needs. And I agree on the previous posters comment
"which is why most guys who are potheads don't have steady girlfriends."
-- Cannabis tends to give cronic users Cadmium toxicity. I know this because ive researched it and ive had my own hair analysis done.
-- Your better off to smoke cannabis then tobacco, bar none. Tobacco constricts the lungs, cannabis expands them.
--



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