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(SFGate)   If marijuana can increase pain tolerance, protect the brain, and ease pre-workout jitters, could weed be the key to athletic success?   (sfgate.com) divider line
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2020-09-27 2:04:13 AM  
Michael Phelps blows water/snot out of his nose and says "dude'
 
2020-09-27 3:26:20 AM  
Works for me while I'm mountain biking, though I'm not remotely athletic nor an athletic supporter.
 
2020-09-27 5:24:25 AM  
I think the only drawback would be smoking it, because of the harm it would do to the lungs and endurance.

Oh, and munchies and the potential harm it could do to diets.

If anything, it could bring NFL players down from the intense highs of playing the game, and maybe they'd be less violent off the field.

If it's natural, doesn't harm the body, and aids recovery - let 'em toke or edible it up.
 
2020-09-27 5:50:06 AM  

YabbaDabbaDouchebag: I think the only drawback would be smoking it, because of the harm it would do to the lungs and endurance.


Edibles


Oh, and munchies and the potential harm it could do to diets.


Low carb, healthy snacks
 
2020-09-27 6:34:51 AM  
It can do anything you want it to do.
 
2020-09-27 7:42:02 AM  
It never enhanced performance during competition (eye-hand coordination is a little off), but helped a lot with recovery ( it takes the peak off of injury pain). Anything that is a workable alternative to addictive and tolerance-building medications is worth studying. And for me, opioids don't seem to have an effect on pain reduction, which makes them very dangerous. Cannabis never should have been Schedule 1. I have a relative that has seizures, and CBD reduces her recovery time from days, to hours. Small sample size, but I know that in that instance, it works.
 
2020-09-27 7:47:08 AM  
I find it can be demotivating in certain circumstances. But, it's also great for the minor aches and pains that crop up. I do find I have to be more conscious of my technique because I get lazy when I'm high.

Yesterday I kayaked about 18 km and did about 4km of hiking in between with the kayak on my back. I smoked a joint at the start and at the midpoint where I had lunch. Then I smoked a third while I was watching a beaver lodge to see if there was anyone home. (not this time, saw two last month) It really makes it into a nice day out.. The leaves were starting to change.

Also, one of my friends has a degenerative condition in her shoulder from an occupational injury and she uses cannabis for pain management. She used to have to use opiates but now is 100% THC. When she got married (to my best friend) I gave them a nice table top vaporisor to help their lungs out. It can be a useful part of a pain management strategy. Edibles are great for that, too.. They last so much longer.

Now.. I think it's time for another recovery joint. My shoulders are barking.
 
2020-09-27 7:57:33 AM  
Prefer it immediately after the workout. Wow.

Never beforehand.
 
2020-09-27 8:10:49 AM  
If your workouts are causing you actual pain, damaging your brain, and you have jitters before you work out -- I think you might have bigger problems.

Why would someone have "pre-workout jitters"? Pre-race jitters, maybe, pre-game jitters, ok, but pre-workout jitters? The only thing at stake is not working out.
 
2020-09-27 8:22:58 AM  
I found it to be very strain-dependent.  You sure as hell aren't likely to motivate if you smoke a heavy indica before running to the gym.  My favorite pre-workout strain was Super Lemon Haze, which I found to greatly increase focus.

I found it was amazing for post-workout recovery.  When combined with a good stretching program, it helped reduce the effects of DOMS, and had a wonderful synergistic effect with post-workout endorphins in increasing my feeling of well-being and reducing stress.
 
2020-09-27 8:37:28 AM  
I've had fantastic success with it, though application is moderate. A very small but of bud <.1gm before, a quick small puff during. warm-up session. Endurance, quickness and accuracy all by metrics and impression improve across a wide range of activity. Rock climbing, soccer, swimming, marathon, biking, skating, hockey, ultimate, billiards and workouts. Took a mistake here and there to get dosing down, but I swear by it over the last 30 yrs.
 
2020-09-27 8:44:27 AM  
of course, and it will only work for your favorite players on your favorite team.
 
2020-09-27 8:59:24 AM  

Nogale: If your workouts are causing you actual pain, damaging your brain, and you have jitters before you work out -- I think you might have bigger problems.

Why would someone have "pre-workout jitters"? Pre-race jitters, maybe, pre-game jitters, ok, but pre-workout jitters? The only thing at stake is not working out.


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2020-09-27 9:21:28 AM  
I find taking a straight Indica is a great pre-XBox medicament. Not sure that weed prior to getting on a treadmill is such a great idea though.
 
2020-09-27 9:30:42 AM  
Barkley once told coach player needed to smoke pot
Charles Barkley Shares Pot Stories (3/23/17)
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2020-09-27 9:32:32 AM  
I would think weed would make you think you did a lot better than you actually did.  I think it helps a lot more with song writing than athletics.
 
2020-09-27 9:48:12 AM  
Pain is a sign your body is being harmed. Playing through pain instead of addressing the harm is a really terrible idea.
 
2020-09-27 10:16:36 AM  

cefm: Pain is a sign your body is being harmed. Playing through pain instead of addressing the harm is a really terrible idea.


Pain don't hurt.
 
2020-09-27 10:27:59 AM  
Microdosing LSD may be even better.
 
2020-09-27 10:36:09 AM  
Report: Cannabis Can Help Runners Get High as F***

Cannabis isn't just for lazy "stoners" anymore. According to a new study, the drug also has benefits for endurance athletes, including runners-namely, "it can get them high as fark."
 
2020-09-27 11:40:17 AM  

Lil Wooly Mammoth: Microdosing LSD may be even better.


Yeah, again anecdotally, but not so much.  Now for learning new skills? Skiing, billiards, snowboarding, tennis, jiujitsu, archery, target shooting, stalking game definitely enhanced. But activities where perceptions of reality distort and beome dangerous, not so much. Yes, there might be a story or two supporting these observations.
 
2020-09-27 12:16:00 PM  
It would certainly be a boon to the world of Frolf.  Otherwise, it might make you realize that competitive sports are a real waste of time and energy.  Except, of course, for Frolf.
 
2020-09-27 12:56:19 PM  

Lil Wooly Mammoth: Microdosing LSD may be even better.


Yeah, again anecdotally, but not so much.  Now for learning new skills? Skiing, billiards, snowboarding, tennis, jiujitsu, archery, target shooting, stalking game definitely enhanced. But activities where perceptions of reality distort and beome dangerous, not so much. Yes, there might be a story or two supporting these observations.

Microdosing means a very small amount that does not have "Distortions of Reality". Also not for everybody.
 
2020-09-27 2:07:44 PM  
"Myrcene, one of the most common terpenes in the cannabis species, is often responsible for cultivars being identified as indica. If someone is looking for an energizing cultivar, they may want to look at varieties that contain limonene. The combination of terpenes and cannabinoids will determine how the cultivar may affect someone."


Why did they include this pseudo-science bullshiat from a stoner spokesperson in an otherwise reasonable article?
 
2020-09-27 3:00:08 PM  

TwowheelinTim: Works for me while I'm mountain biking, though I'm not remotely athletic nor an athletic supporter.


Hell yes! Especially when you're in up the middle of nowhere with a few people.

/bring LOTS of water!!
 
2020-09-27 10:01:10 PM  

Urmuf Hamer: Lil Wooly Mammoth: Microdosing LSD may be even better.

Yeah, again anecdotally, but not so much.  Now for learning new skills? Skiing, billiards, snowboarding, tennis, jiujitsu, archery, target shooting, stalking game definitely enhanced. But activities where perceptions of reality distort and beome dangerous, not so much. Yes, there might be a story or two supporting these observations.


i smoke sativa (like half of a good sized joint) every morning before running my daily 5 miles, averaging an 8 minute mile. i find it to be meditative--sometimes i'll just concentrate on how my feet fall, sometimes it's my breathing...i think it really helps me concentrate on my workout, and by the time i get home i'm "sober."

several times i've microdosed with mushrooms before running this summer (like .25 gram), and other than appreciating the beauty of nature more--it was always on beautiful mornings, i'm not sure if it changed my workout.  didn't make it worse or harder, for sure. the whole point of microdosing is that it *doesn't* distort your perception of reality.
 
2020-09-28 12:00:46 AM  

stinkyboss: Urmuf Hamer: Lil Wooly Mammoth: Microdosing LSD may be even better.

Yeah, again anecdotally, but not so much.  Now for learning new skills? Skiing, billiards, snowboarding, tennis, jiujitsu, archery, target shooting, stalking game definitely enhanced. But activities where perceptions of reality distort and beome dangerous, not so much. Yes, there might be a story or two supporting these observations.

i smoke sativa (like half of a good sized joint) every morning before running my daily 5 miles, averaging an 8 minute mile. i find it to be meditative--sometimes i'll just concentrate on how my feet fall, sometimes it's my breathing...i think it really helps me concentrate on my workout, and by the time i get home i'm "sober."

several times i've microdosed with mushrooms before running this summer (like .25 gram), and other than appreciating the beauty of nature more--it was always on beautiful mornings, i'm not sure if it changed my workout.  didn't make it worse or harder, for sure. the whole point of microdosing is that it *doesn't* distort your perception of reality.


Still stand by my microdose cautions. For reasons founded in: 52 yrs application and guide experience, observation and having to be the farking group grown-up midfrizz too many times. Sharing this out of concern that while moderation yields gains, I'm not lying but I do not advocate. Yes, I'm old.
 
2020-09-28 2:22:06 PM  
Anyone who watched the Eagles-Bengals game yesterday, as I did, would certainly be led to believe that pregame and in-game weed use among players in the NFL is much more prevalent than the league would like to admit.
 
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