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2006/07/08 00:06:51 (permalink)

How bad is smoking

I know the associated health risks for smoking, but my question is basically how detrimental is smoking to the actual muscle building process. Would i possibly see even better results if i were to quit smoking?
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    Stone
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    RE: How bad is smoking 2006/07/08 00:08:50 (permalink)
    Dude, seriously, who gives a f*** how bad it is for muscle building. Its just bad and thats that!

    Hazard a touch of narcissism without shame.
    There is no room for junk food in any diet whatsoever, leave the junk in the bin.
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    RE: How bad is smoking 2006/07/08 00:15:37 (permalink)
    what Stone said. i know you wanna look good but shouldn't health be more important?
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    RE: How bad is smoking 2006/07/08 00:21:40 (permalink)
    Well i know carbon monoxide effects oxygen consumption so surely that would effect muscle efficiency i think. Plus do you not remember that advert where all that sh1t was coming out iof the cigarettes!!!!!!

    I'm not FAT I'm on a BULK. ;-)
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    RE: How bad is smoking 2006/07/08 00:28:47 (permalink)
    I know, its not so much that i am a full blown smoker (making excuses), its just after a night of hard drinking a few are usually sucked down when the goggles start coming on.
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    RE: How bad is smoking 2006/07/08 01:15:38 (permalink)
    the doctors told me that my collar bone would take longer to heal if i smoked because less oxygen would flow to it, or something simular.

    If thats true then the oxygen wont get to the muscles so much either during a workout.
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    RE: How bad is smoking 2006/07/08 01:17:59 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: lb4lb
    Plus do you not remember that advert where all that sh1t was coming out iof the cigarettes!!!!!!


    I DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Absolutely rank!

    Hazard a touch of narcissism without shame.
    There is no room for junk food in any diet whatsoever, leave the junk in the bin.
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    RE: How bad is smoking 2006/07/08 01:42:58 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: RM4AU34
    Would i possibly see even better results if i were to quit smoking?


    in a word, yes

    read up...

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    How Tobacco Affects Training Progress


    Over the years I have personally trained, and advised, a large number of smokers, and have found the biggest determining factor in their decision to quit is the impact tobacco has on their performance. With bodybuilding, a reduction in performance means a more tangible result in the form of an inferior physique. This reduction in performance is compounded by the fact that tobacco directly destroys all of the body's cells. This includes muscle cells folks.

    Tobacco Has The Following Impact On Performance:


    Smoking reduces fitness levels through irreversible respiratory-system damage: This means that one cannot train as long, and the quality of training they do engage in is compromised. Smoking has an immediate effect on respiration, increasing airway resistance and therefore reducing the amount of oxygen absorbed into the blood.
    Often the determining factor, that allows one to succeed in bodybuilding, is whether they can complete that all important final rep, or that extra half-an-hour of cardio. Smoking significantly reduces the likelihood of either of these things. Smoking slows down lung function and reduces lung growth, leaving the smoker literally gasping for air when they need it most.


    The heart-beat of a smoker is 30% faster, on average, than that of a non-smoker: This forces the body of the smoker to expend more energy (in the form of heart-beats) to keep up with their non-smoking counterparts. This faster heart-beat is due to the stimulating effect of nicotine. The resulting increase in heart-rate, and blood pressure, paradoxically, decreases the flow of blood through the blood vessels, and this, in turn, reduces performance.

    Those who smoke produce phlegm more than twice as often as non-smokers: Phlegm builds up in the airway and prohibits correct respiration (breathing). This is because smoking causes chronic swelling of the mucus membranes.

    Tobacco significantly reduces oxygen availability to the muscles during exercise: Carbon monoxide in tobacco smoke has a higher affinity to haemoglobin (an oxygen carrying molecule in the blood) than does oxygen. Smoking, therefore, encourages the replacement of oxygen with carbon monoxide and, resultantly, causes oxygen depletion and a corresponding reduction in performance.
    Carbon monoxide has a two-fold negative effect, in that it reduces the amount of oxygen absorbed into the blood from the lungs, and the amount that is absorbed into the muscles from the blood. Oxygen is important for the functioning of all energy systems in the body, so any mechanism which interferes with oxygen transport and uptake interferes with energy production, and therefore, athletic performance.


    The tar in cigarette smoke adds to airways resistance. This tar coats the lungs, reducing the elasticity of the air sacs and resulting in the absorption of less oxygen into the bloodstream.

    Tar also affects the cleansing mechanism of the lungs, allowing pollutants to remain in the bronchial tubes and lungs. Increased phlegm and coughing, and damage to the cilia (the hair-like projections which "sweep" pollutants out of the airways) are the result.

    Decrease in maximal oxygen intake... Although exercising can increase maximal oxygen uptake by up to 20%, smoking can reduce this effect by up to 10%.

    taken from the article: Smoking: How It Will Limit Your Bodybuilding Success!



    drop the habit anyway, you'll add quality time onto your life
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    RE: How bad is smoking 2006/07/08 04:03:11 (permalink)
    thanks guys
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    RE: How bad is smoking 2006/07/08 10:13:53 (permalink)
    Top reply BB

    Glad I don't smoke

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    RE: How bad is smoking 2006/07/08 11:31:33 (permalink)
    i dont know how people can still smoke when there is information like that around. It makes me wanna throw up just thinking about some of those affects.
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    RE: How bad is smoking 2006/07/08 11:52:50 (permalink)
    Everyone knows of the risks of smoking. Not everyone knows the risks of using gear. I for one dont. Im not here to be flammed but isnt taking gear just as hardful to your body in someways and carry some long term effects and side effects?

    Rich
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    RE: How bad is smoking 2006/07/08 12:00:30 (permalink)
    If you wanna allow your lungs to work less effectivly then expect your energy levels to drop.

    Smoking is what the others do
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    RE: How bad is smoking 2006/07/08 12:16:30 (permalink)
    If you wanna give up then trust me... try this.... After my cardio sessions and some hectic workouts the last thing i want is a fag! But i have one with my pws and that just puts me off smoking for the rest of the day... makes me feel sick. But have to say this theory of mine dont work when u happen to be in a pubwith a pint! They seem to go hand in hand! But yeah i am in no way condonning smoking, i am trying to quit too but its hard when ur out. I think its just habit though. Sometimes i wont even feel like having a fag but will have one anyway... why?? God knows! Fags are the devil! Pick pockets in disguise, their so Fkg expensive! Could spend that on food!
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    RE: How bad is smoking 2006/07/08 12:22:39 (permalink)
    Does Tim Henman smoke?
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    RE: How bad is smoking 2006/07/08 12:42:31 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: [Joe]

    Does Tim Henman smoke?


    Dont know but can he play tennis?
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    RE: How bad is smoking 2006/07/08 12:43:05 (permalink)
    i doubt it very much! Athletes need to be in tip top shape and smoking dont help! When i was young, i used to amaze people when i was on holiday.... I used to jump into the pool and they would time how long i could hold my breath for. I could stay under for over 5mins.... this was before i started smoking. Now i can only hold my breath for 3and a half minutes which apparantly is still bloody good but not as good as before. This should show you what smoking does to lung capacity.... and im still smoking!!! Keep telling myself will quit when im married (my girlfriend is totally against smokin).... few years back it was 'i will quit after uni' and i suppose whhen im married iw will be ' i will quit when i have a kid'. Or the classic one, i will quit when i want to... yeah right!
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    RE: How bad is smoking 2006/07/08 14:54:50 (permalink)
    I have been a non smoker now for 7 months! never felt better!

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    RE: How bad is smoking 2006/07/08 16:29:11 (permalink)
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    i doubt it very much! Athletes need to be in tip top shape and smoking dont help!


    After it was revealed Zidanne still smokes there was an article about it in the paper which listed Henman as another sporty smoker.
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    RE: How bad is smoking 2006/07/08 16:39:53 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: RM4AU34

    I know, its not so much that i am a full blown smoker (making excuses), its just after a night of hard drinking a few are usually sucked down when the goggles start coming on.


    Self descipline mate! - you must already have it, to be able to stick to a solid training regime, so not "sucking some down" when you've had a few jars should be somple mind over matter.

    IMHO though if you wanted not to smoke Bad Enough, you wouldnt.

    Regardless of what anyone else said either way.

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