This isn't another thread for people to get in a pissing match over weed's evil, or lower test or legalization or any of that. What I want to know is, among those who toke, how it effects your bb/pl lifestyle (if at all), how much you toke, etc. Hell, I'll go first:
I go in wild swings where I only smoke on the weekends, and then I'll have 5 day binges. It never keeps me from going to the gym. Though I'll often feel "heavy" and a little lethargic the next day (think this is from smoking right up til bed), I get in the gym and still move weights. But because of this, I've been trying to not smoke when gym day is the next morning. It has little to no effect on my cardio (I don't smoke cigs when I'm not smoking weed). But I'll admit maybe my lungs will be a weak link at some point and then I'll need to reassess.
Yes, I sometimes eat like complete crap when I'm high. This is a mental weakness, and often times I have it under control. But I know if I'm ever gonna see my abs, I need to smoke less because I still eat too much. But while bulking/maintaining, bring em on.
I worry about what's going on in my body that I can't see. Is the weed keeping my muscles from growing optimally? Who the **** knows. Some a-hole will come in here and tell me it lowers my test and my loser ass won't gain well, then I'll post a dozen studies that refute that, and refer them to a guy on EF who smokes EVERY night and is one big mofo. Fact is, nobody knows. But the more times I hear about others who smoke moderately/regularly and still have physical success, it helps.
Now some will say "it can't possibly do any good, so why smoke it?". Because I enjoy it. I admit, I don't need it for medical reasons (though it does the trick for a migraine, bodyache, or some cold symptoms), but I enjoy it, not terribly unlike a smoker or drinker. We give up so much for "fitness", but I'm not gonna abstain from EVERYTHING, eat 6 perfectly rationed meals of the worst crap out there EVERY DAY, while sleeping 10 hours in a regular cycle and doing nothing physical while I'm not in the gym. If I was a pro making money, maybe. But it's just a PART of my life. I don't think anyone should sacrifice EVERYTHING. A lot of guys head to the bars on the weekend, hell, a lot of em bring a 6 pack home most nights. I abstain from alcohol, but I have a few hits several days a week. Sometimes I tell myself no more until "X". Sometimes I make it til "X", sometimes I get so frickin bored I'm smoking the next day. Weed is causing no problems in my life, I see little reason not to. Not unless Doc Brown is gonna come take me into an alternate future where I gave up weed and look like Arnold in 10 years. Then, MAYBE.
P.S. To my fellow smokers whose lungs are feeling it, I've got one word: vaporize. The act may not be as "fun", but the result's the same.