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Old 08-02-2006, 11:00 AM   #1
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smoking and stamina

A lack of stamina due to smoking is due to the levels of carbon monoxide in one's blood. Red blood cells responsible for delivering oxygen to all parts of the body via the vascular system. When smoke is inhaled to the lungs, the carbon monoxide (CO) attach themselves the red blood cells. This creates a stamina problem in two ways. One, the CO will not detach themselves for weeks. Secondly, the body must produce more red blood cells and raise ones pulse in order to carry out its job. Smoking (cigarettes or weed, which has 3 to 5 times the amount of CO as cigarettes) a couple weeks before a fight will still have a lingering effect due to the presence of the CO in the bloodstream.

These effects are the exact opposite of training at altitude. When at altitude, the thinner air requires that your body increases the level of hemoglobin (red blood cell) production to function normally. When one returns to sea level, their larger oxygen capacity in their blood stream enables for increased stamina.

I do smoke, so this is not an attempt to bash anyone for what they choose to do. This is simply an attempt to inform.

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Smoking also causes low birth weight

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Old 08-02-2006, 11:07 AM   #4
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After you quit smoking .... You will have more stamina then you did before you even started smoking ?Also its better to smoke Weed then Cigs for cardio ????

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Old 08-02-2006, 11:13 AM   #6
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After you quit smoking .... You will have more stamina then you did before you even started smoking ?Also its better to smoke Weed then Cigs for cardio ????
No. Your body produces only the amount needed. When red blood cells die the are replaced by new ones made in bone marrow. After quitting smoking or returning to sea level after training in altitude, your blood will immediatly begin to thin out.

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Old 08-02-2006, 11:14 AM   #7
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maybe you should buy some of those extended pleasure condoms with climax control lubricant. that should help your stamina.

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I completely disagree. I have better stamina than almost anyone I go against, that is actually how I win half of my bjj and wrestling matches, with stamina. It could just matter with the person.

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Old 08-02-2006, 11:17 AM   #9
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smoking is clinaclly and sceintifcly proven to reduce penise size that being said the reason smoking affects cardio is it disables the hemoglobans in red cells from carrying oxygen .

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Old 08-02-2006, 11:19 AM   #10
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I completely disagree. I have better stamina than almost anyone I go against, that is actually how I win half of my bjj and wrestling matches, with stamina. It could just matter with the person.
You can still train to have great stamina while smoking. However, your stamina is not at its full potential. If you smoke a joint a week, that is the same as three to five cigarettes a week. That amount is not going to have a large effect on stamina. If you smoke a larger amount, the accumilation of CO in your bloodstream will take a greater effect.

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