Conor McGregor Tries Dan Bilzerian’s Wackiest Workout Technique
Conor McGregor was spotted puffing on a suspicious cigarette, like he was Dan Bilzerian or something, while partying in the south of France. This has raised concerns among fans about how seriously he is taking his upcoming UFC fight.
Rather than swim in a river like Khabib or running in the hills like David Goggins to improve his endurance powers, Conor McGregor seems to be preparing for his next Dan Bilzerian-style fight.
What do we mean by that? Well, the 33-year-old star, after telling fans earlier this year that he would give up booze to focus on his return to the octagon (after a horrific broken leg and some poor results lately ), was recently spotted in the south of France, in a club, lighting a rolled cigarette (which some consider to be a joint).
It came after picking up his new Lamborghini yacht and drinking whiskey.
Although some fans were happy for The Notorious (“Enjoy the fruits of your labor…You deserve it…Champ!” wrote one), others wondered if this approach would lead to success during of McGregor’s return to the UFC (see: remarks like “So I guess there’s training camp”).
Another Instagram user said, “You are a living MMA legend but you can’t just keep drinking alcohol and smoking and expecting to make a successful comeback and win.”
McGregor has indicated he wants to step into the ring with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman for his comeback fight, hoping to become the first-ever UFC three-weight champion.
McGregor has lost three of his last four fights, however, slipping to No. 9 in the lightweight rankings. McGregor says that despite swelling wildly over the past year, he will fight at 170 pounds in his comeback bout.
Most of the evidence suggests that smoking weed, despite the fact that the likes of Dan Bilzerian and Joe Rogan seem to enjoy it (sometimes even before or during a workout), really isn’t good (if your goal is optimal athletic performance), fitness professionals said. DMARGE.
“Smoking pot and hitting the bag is, to date, one of my all-time favorite things,” Joe Rogan said on a podcast, calling it a “psychedelic” and “cleansing” experience.
He also said that, for him, he felt “in balance when you’re stoned, you feel like, maybe if you have an injury, you feel it more.” You sense when things are going wrong.
“For me, I feel my power transfer better when I’m stoned, like some techniques, I really know when to turn the hip, I feel it more when I’m stoned. I feel the connection with the fabric, I feel that everything works together.
Joe isn’t the only ripped public figure who enjoys getting ‘ripped’ while working out. Self-styled Instagram king Dan Bilzerian, who owns a cannabis company, also posted photos of himself enjoying some “iron and soul”.
But what does it do to your body?
To find out, DMARGE spoke with David McIntosh, founder of the Synergy Performance Institute.
“When discussing cannabis, the two main active ingredients are central to the conversation – THC and CBD,” David explained.
“In 2017, a systematic review was published in the Journal of science and medicine in sport. The results weren’t favorable for things like strength training or aerobic performance.
“A disturbing finding was a tendency to develop chest pain due to poor blood flow to the heart (angina pectoris). In 2018, the Clinical journal of sports medicine discussed the use of cannabis by elite athletes and again, found no convincing evidence of increased physical performance.
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“In 2020, a article discussed the potential benefits of the CBD component alone and pointed out that there was no good evidence at the time of writing to promote CBD, but there were potential benefits such as being anti-inflammatory and calming.
“Still in 2020, another opinion of cannabis use by athletes found no convincing evidence of improved physical performance.
“This year, an article in The Journal of Sports Medicine and Fitness found a significant deleterious effect on athletic performance, based on more contemporary research. This included less work capacity, increased cardiac workload (resulting in relative oxygen depletion in the heart), and poor balance.
“So with science rather than social media as a guide, it would seem logical for those who want maximum athletic performance to [re]ask yourself if cannabis is a good choice or if it is better to avoid it.
McGregor fans better hope McGregor was just having fun at the time. In the same way, maybe we should stop losing our minds over every little thing McGregor does.
In any case, McGregor’s results in the octagon will (a little) soon speak for themselves…
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