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2021-09-23 6:56:15 PM  
...but then I got high
 
2021-09-23 7:14:06 PM  
Circuit training after having a little bit of the ye olde indica was always nice back in my younger days. Then again indica was the only thing available in my neck of the woods back then so I'll leave it to others to comment on the effects of the superweed available these days.
 
2021-09-23 7:27:56 PM  
It works
 
2021-09-23 7:28:41 PM  
It's really good for when I want to dial in and really get at it.
 
2021-09-23 7:29:03 PM  
Yeah. And some Doritos and maybe a tv break.  Oh. Babylon 5! Maybe some exercise after Season 5.
 
2021-09-23 7:29:39 PM  
sativa gets me motivated like a mofo, sadly, I can't partake at the moment.
 
2021-09-23 7:29:46 PM  
Nah. Huddling in the corner while having a panic attack won't help me exercise, Subby.

/Can't smoke mary jane
//Paranoia and panic attacks are no fun, man
 
2021-09-23 7:30:51 PM  
With meth you will. And then paint your house. And then paint your neighbors house. And then paint your neighbors.
 
2021-09-23 7:31:44 PM  

solokumba: With meth you will. And then paint your house. And then paint your neighbors house. And then paint your neighbors.


PCP, skullfark the whole neighborhood.
 
2021-09-23 7:34:34 PM  
Tell that to Sha'Carri Richardson.
 
2021-09-23 7:36:02 PM  

OkieDookie: solokumba: With meth you will. And then paint your house. And then paint your neighbors house. And then paint your neighbors.

PCP, skullfark the whole neighborhood.


Those were the days.
 
2021-09-23 7:36:09 PM  

uberalice: sativa gets me motivated like a mofo, sadly, I can't partake at the moment.


Seriously, the author didn't mention indica will make you not get off the couch to even eat.
 
2021-09-23 7:36:17 PM  
Sure, if you can get motivated to begin the activity, weed makes everything more enjoyable. News at 11:00 I guess.
 
2021-09-23 7:36:24 PM  
I go jogging with a vape pen.
 
2021-09-23 7:36:48 PM  
I'll do that when my workout routine is sitting on the couch eating cookies.
 
2021-09-23 7:36:53 PM  
This is literally how I lost 160 lbs. I went from 310 to 150, 45-30-46 measurements. And I smoked weed like a chimney, running 35 miles a week. I continue to smoke like that before exercising, but I do HIIT and yoga for my cardio and strength training to keep my figure instead of running. I don't have the four hours a day I used to spend at the gym anymore. Love exercising high. It's the best feeling.
 
2021-09-23 7:36:54 PM  
I always have a small hit before my morning mile walk; thats something at least.
 
2021-09-23 7:37:37 PM  

austerity101: Tell that to Sha'Carri Richardson.


She qualified for the Olympics, I think she's proof that at least  weed doesn't hurt workouts.

Also, difficulty level Michael Phelps.
 
2021-09-23 7:38:14 PM  
I'm loading my log vape and about to hit the elliptical myself.

Everyday.
 
2021-09-23 7:39:06 PM  
I can do nothing except video games, movies or make videos I regret the next day when I'm high.
 
2021-09-23 7:39:28 PM  

solokumba: OkieDookie: solokumba: With meth you will. And then paint your house. And then paint your neighbors house. And then paint your neighbors.

PCP, skullfark the whole neighborhood.

Those were the days.


Strength, endurance, and cardio, all in one workout.
 
2021-09-23 7:39:54 PM  
"Thelma & Louise" - Weed Scene HD
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nbt
2021-09-23 7:41:22 PM  
Get changed and put your shoes on first.  Otherwise you'll be sitting there posting on FARK an hour later.
 
2021-09-23 7:42:41 PM  

OkieDookie: solokumba: OkieDookie: solokumba: With meth you will. And then paint your house. And then paint your neighbors house. And then paint your neighbors.

PCP, skullfark the whole neighborhood.

Those were the days.

Strength, endurance, and cardio, all in one workout.


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Think twice subby
 
2021-09-23 7:43:19 PM  
But exercise for what? If you want to lose weight, then you change your diet. On the other hand, if you want to be toned, then you exercise. I'm not the fittest person, but I have dropped a lot of weight by permanently changing my diet.

And just dropping sugar from your diet (and maybe a few other carbs) will help you lose a lot of weight.
 
2021-09-23 7:45:50 PM  
I think it all comes down to whether you enjoy exercising even if it's just going for a walk.

If getting high makes that more enjoyable for you, then getting high will motivate you to walk more.

I'm so smart.  Not really.  That's so obvious that I realized this all on my own - probably while I was stoned.
 
2021-09-23 7:46:00 PM  

OkieDookie: Nah. Huddling in the corner while having a panic attack won't help me exercise, Subby.

/Can't smoke mary jane
//Paranoia and panic attacks are no fun, man


Try Delta 8 strains.
 
2021-09-23 7:46:18 PM  

uberalice: sativa gets me motivated like a mofo, sadly, I can't partake at the moment.


I call the sativa "Get Up and Go Weed" and indica is "Got Up and Went Weed." Heaven help you if you get the wrong one at the wrong time.
 
2021-09-23 7:46:23 PM  

skyotter: I go jogging with a vape pen.


I can't imagine going for a run while high. My mouth gets so dry I'd probably empty an entire Camelbak in the first half mile.
 
2021-09-23 7:46:32 PM  

austerity101: Tell that to Sha'Carri Richardson.


No matter how stupid the rules were, she couldnt follow them. Not even to get to the Olympics. I smoke weed every day, but of course I'm not a world class runner trying to get to the big game.
 
2021-09-23 7:51:09 PM  

AirGee: austerity101: Tell that to Sha'Carri Richardson.

She qualified for the Olympics, I think she's proof that at least  weed doesn't hurt workouts.

Also, difficulty level Michael Phelps.


Yeah, my point is that we talk out of both sides of our mouths when we talk about the benefits of cannabis. For every "These intrepid young white women have opened a new dispensary--with a twist!" story, there are dozens of "This Black person has been rotting in jail for months because a cop smelled weed on them maybe" stories. And for every "Groundbreaking new study shows cannabis can help workouts," there are stories like Richardson's. And there are stories of white athletes doing the same thing and not facing an ounce of repercussions.

Cannabis has a major, major race problem in this country. Even the name "Marijuana" is racist as hell, and the War on Drugs was begun explicitly so the government could persecute hippies and Blacks.
 
2021-09-23 7:51:30 PM  

henryhill: austerity101: Tell that to Sha'Carri Richardson.

No matter how stupid the rules were, she couldnt follow them. Not even to get to the Olympics. I smoke weed every day, but of course I'm not a world class runner trying to get to the big game.


See my followup comment.
 
2021-09-23 7:52:18 PM  

AbuHashish: uberalice: sativa gets me motivated like a mofo, sadly, I can't partake at the moment.

Seriously, the author didn't mention indica will make you not get off the couch to even eat.


Seriously, did I mention indica?

And your double negative didn't even not address what I didn't mention.
 
2021-09-23 7:53:06 PM  
Marijuana relaxes and loosens up your muscles making exercise more productive.
 
2021-09-23 7:53:12 PM  
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2021-09-23 7:53:51 PM  
I don't need any more motivation to exercise, but weed really helps me stretch properly afterward. I get bored and easily distracted if I try to limber up while sober, but get me high and put some good tunes on and I'm good to go.

Could barely walk yesterday after summitting Mt. St. Helens the day before. Got blazed last night, put on some Tycho, and spent a solid hour stretching everything that hurt.

/everything still hurts
//just not as much
///worth it for the mountain views
 
2021-09-23 7:54:06 PM  
Lost 70ish lbs just getting off work, and hitting a bit of indica leaning hybrid.

I'd get done taking care of dogs, feeding our ward, watering planting beds, trash and  recycling, that kind of shiat. I'd line up my podcast or audiobooks, check my desire for food or a beer, decide how far I wanted to walk, how many steps whatevs, before eating or having a beer out.

I had a transit pass just in case I wanted to do this elsewhere, or not walk home. I averaged over 5 miles a day there for quite a bit. I'd walk in almost any weather, dripping wet in the PNW evenings was common. Worked for me.

I just moved back. I'm planning on giving it a try again to work off the Covid-coward weight I gained sitting around inside on the computer for work 10 hours a day.

I got into some super racy shiat back in the Midwest a couple of years ago that bumped my heart rate up over 160 in about a minute. Put the scare on me. Where it's legal? Not a problem. I just visited a dispensary with over 500 strains in multiple ingestion forms.

Rosin/butter/oil/hash etc, that shiat got super cheap here since I left. Enhanced, honey dipped, kief-rolled, that kind of shiat? Much more common. About the same price. Chemically assembled cartridges, oral drops other edibles (added terps, more CBD, other non weed stuff) also more common, but spendy. Regular flower? Still cheapish for everything but boutique weed.

I think I'll find something that won't stroke me out, but will loosen my joints, reduce middle aged pain, reduce inflammation, raise my cheer, and make huffing and puffing around Seattle farking hills enjoyable again.
 
2021-09-23 7:57:07 PM  
There's not much better than a good workout while high. Great before a run, hike, or ride in particular, IMO.

/and yes, I know it's possible to get a bike DUI for weed, but that seems pretty damn unlikely
 
2021-09-23 8:00:54 PM  
I clean the whole house after I get high, wash the floors and everything.

No, I will not turn the music down.
 
2021-09-23 8:01:57 PM  
Amazing for stretches/yoga too. Stops your muscles from whining until you put in real work.
 
2021-09-23 8:08:32 PM  
Ever get 8,365 feet high while exercising?

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2021-09-23 8:13:59 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: Ever get 8,365 feet high while exercising?

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I've gotten high at 12,000 feet+ while snowboarding.
 
2021-09-23 8:16:12 PM  
austerity101:

I hear ya.
 
2021-09-23 8:22:10 PM  
No. Next question.

All I ever wanted to do was listen to music, but really listen to music when high. Plus get super noided unfortunately. Physical ish was more my speed when I was drunk. Now just want to be sober and go to bed because hangovers suck anymore.
 
2021-09-23 8:27:07 PM  

skinink: But exercise for what? If you want to lose weight, then you change your diet. On the other hand, if you want to be toned, then you exercise. I'm not the fittest person, but I have dropped a lot of weight by permanently changing my diet.

And just dropping sugar from your diet (and maybe a few other carbs) will help you lose a lot of weight.


I do 18/6 intermittent fasting, though it often comes out to 20/4 because I work weird hours. People fail at the fasting because they often carb load during their eating period, I'm careful not to eat any simple carbs like pasta, potatoes, or bread (not even whole grain), and no sugar at all. When I'm not fasting, I take in sugar only from things I make at home, like cookies. I'm also vegan, so no animal fats or byproducts. Even running 35 miles a week I wouldn't have lost what I have without the diet change. My body is an exquisite vessel and I care for it the only way an INTJ autist can, with mechanical logic.

I think the point of this article, however, was that exercise can be more enjoyable high. It may even incline people who would otherwise not work out to enjoy a more active lifestyle.

Simply put, weed makes everything better... I write while smoking... It even helps me manage the symptoms of my autism.
 
2021-09-23 8:27:23 PM  
Because the exercise keeps you distracted from the paranoia and anxiety?
 
2021-09-23 8:28:07 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: Ever get 8,365 feet high while exercising?

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biatch please, how about 14000?

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2021-09-23 8:38:41 PM  

wantingout: Because the exercise keeps you distracted from the paranoia and anxiety?


There is weed that doesn't make you paranoid or lock you on the couch. It's always been there. Outside the legal market, the best most folks could hope for was appreciable potency, and promise it wasn't loaded with mold or 7even dust.
 
2021-09-23 8:39:18 PM  
Weed just makes me go to sleep, no high. None. Though a cookie will make me sweat like I'm in a sauna. As a person who suffers from depression, I find this... well... depressing. Someone told me the amount of antidepressants I'm on are preventing me from getting high, I have no idea if that is true, but if it is, that's rather cruel.
 
2021-09-23 8:41:54 PM  
I mean... yeah?

Basically any drug taken below the threshold of physically impairing you helps you exercise, because exercise is boring and pointless by definition.  Hallucinogens are great for it, and honestly I doubt I could make it through my full routine without coffee.

I would suspect marijuana's a good choice because it's also an analgesic to some degree so you won't have to deal with as much muscle soreness and such (and because it's relatively, y'know, cheap), but the primary issue of exercise is entertainment, it's actually the 'recreational' part of 'recreational drug' that matters most here, not the 'drug' part.
 
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