True question I received about getting stronger while smoking cannabis. My comments are below…
“Hey mehdi just wondering what your thoughts are for cannabis users? I found I could only break through my 200 lbs squat plateau when I was high. Also can go for about 25-27 pull ups while high as opposed to maybe 20-22 when I’m not. It forces me to focus on my form and I can feel even muscle and be so much more I tune with my body. I understand lifting with cannabis can be considered dangerous but I have a safety rack.”
If getting high helps you break through your plateau – I guess I’ll start smoking weed then!!!
Quick drive over the border to Amsterdam while listening to Bob Marley…
Seriously – this is BS.
I don’t smoke myself (done it a handful of times in my mid-teen, never liked it) but asked someone around me who lift weights and smokes.
He confirmed what I thought – he tried lifting weights while high once, and his strength went down immediately.
I told him I received an email of someone claiming he could lift more when high, and he started laughing while rolling his eyes.
“That guy has smoked too much” he said.
I mean, if smoking weed was some super-secret way to get stronger, they’d all be high at competitions in powerlifting, olympic lifting, strongman, and all that.
But that’s not the case.
Because smoking weed is not going to help you lift more.
The same or less. But you risk getting hurt whether you got a power rack or not. I mean, you could lose balance and end up with your fingers between the bar and your rack – thought about that?
Just stop using drugs and let lifting weights be your drugs.
Don’t make excuses.
P.S. It’s one thing to smoke once a week or so. I don’t got no problems with that. But this here, smoking right before, lifting – come on. Would you get drunk before lifting? Right. This is equally stupid.
You want to be cool, Squat 400lb that’s cool.