If you were a smoker.

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Thesis, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. Thesis

    Thesis Shazbola

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    And you quit the next day, how would you exercise? smoking for 3 years. 20 years of age. 165 lbs. 6'3"
     
  2. fightingrabbit

    fightingrabbit Banned Banned

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    wtf do you think? Take an f'in jog.
     
  3. finnegan

    finnegan Mountains and Fleas

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    The first three months I did the Bas Rutten CDs, I was a pack and half-two packs a day smoker. I got up to 7 three min rounds.
    My suggestion: Take advantage of your decreased lung capacity now and train balls to the wall so when your lungs clear up, you'll be an anarobic monster when your lungs clear out.
     
  4. ronin0352

    ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    LOL, I never thought of it that way Finnegan. I know when I started training, I smoked a lot too. The way it made me feel training when I could hardly breathe was extra motivation to keep from starting again.
     
  5. mmyers

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    I just tried to keep up with the rest of the guys in the gym and it got a little easier every time. Then i stopped working out and smoked again and that was the worst idea ever. So I guess just work hard and dont go back to smoking ever I know i regret it. Interval training is also good too because you can get a solid workout in even though your gasing out fast aslong as your recovering pretty quick.
     
  6. WinterIsComing

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    Weight training became my new nicotine.
     
  7. Todd Gack

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    I actually trained while I was a smoker.
     
  8. MikeMartial

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    LOL nothing like forced anaerobic conditioning. Phenomenal idea.
     
  9. black koala

    black koala Purple Belt

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    If I was a smoker I would have my head examined.
    The health benefits do start the day you quit smoking. However I would first and foremost secure proper health insurance if you do not have it already. You will need health coverage to offest your future cancer battle. (which also could have been avoiding by simply reading and comprehending the Surgeon Generals warning that smoking CAUSES cancer. In my line of work I see people who are dealing with the consequences of smoking, like yourself, for years. Lungs removed, on oxygen, its really sad that basic reading comprehension could have made all the difference.
    I hope none of these things happen to you, and that you never smoke another cigarette again.
     
  10. Thesis

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    Lol didnt expect this much advice in one day. Thanks a lot guys.
     
  11. Jake Martin

    Jake Martin Amateur Fighter

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    I just bought a pack of Shepherd's Hotels and am going to smoke at least two before the day is over.

    So there.
     
  12. WinterIsComing

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  13. mustang

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    hahaha, everyone knows the risks man but people will do whatever the hell they want to do.

    For training purposes, I would take the same approach as many have said here and just train hard as fuck so get into good anaerobic shape.
     
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    Dude shut up! Damn, I thought this was a freaking after school special.
     
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    Good comeback.
     
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    Shaolin Bushido Yamato Damashii

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    I'd walk for a few days ... when you can't help but run/jog, do that for a short time. When you really want to run for a sustained amount of time, do that.

    Build up slowly and enjoy your wind coming back and your sense of smell. Now you can tell how bad smoking makes your breath, hair and clothes smell.

    I smoked for considerably more than 3 years because of my nicotine addiction and I never realized all the ways that is sooooo wrong.
     
  17. Nick Fletcher

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    Congrats on quitting and wanting to get into shape. Both are hard but they are both worth it. Start exercising and do what you are comfortable with then push a little past that and you should start noticing improvements. Also do whatever it takes to avoid that post workout smoke because it will be tempting...

    Stay busy so you don't have time to think about smoking and avoid alcohol because they go together so well.
     
  18. brainaches

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    it wasn't really THAT bad. but when you finally kick, the difference is HUGE.

    i actually know of a few pro and am thai boxers (not gonna name any names) that are known to smoke up until the afternoon of fight night. not to mention getting hammered the night before.
     
  19. cmburns

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    I quit smoking about 3 months ago and just in the last two weeks I noticed that I'm starting to catch up with everyone cardio-wise in muay thai. I couldn't even imagine competing regularly and smoking. I couldn't even make it through 3 rounds of thai pads when I was smoking.
     
  20. Graver

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    When i was 19-20 i was am amateur boxer and in phenom shape. Fast forward 5 years and I was a two pack a day smoker and sober a couple years from a nasty drug and alcohol problem. I am now 27 and have been smoke free for almost two years and am fighting amateur muay thai and in great shape

    anyways, just goes to show that we can always improve our lives if the will is there

    i started back after quitting with just hitting the bag for 20 minutes or so and worked up from there to be in fighting shape. I just kept pushing myself a little more each time i worked out :)
     

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