Are cigarettes really bad for you? Does smoking really kill your gains/cardio?

Are cigarettes really bad for you? Does smoking really kill your gains/cardio?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes you moron.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I started smoking a pack a day when I was 15 and competed in track until I was 20 and it did not impact my performance. 20 years later when I was 34/35 my cardio was still great, lung capacity was great, had no issues. I've now been smoke free for 2 years and noticed no difference.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      can confirm, i started smoking 2 packs a day at age 9 and competed at the olympics with perfect lung capacity.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Post olympics tattoo and lungs scan

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i've been smoking since 2014, i stopped in mid 2020 and got back to it in 2022 (yeah i know, i was drunk, whatever). doesn't affect my lifting performance but it does kill my appetite. got my heart and lungs checked 2 months ago, everything is fine, im 26

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm

      I started smoking a pack a day when I was 15 and competed in track until I was 20 and it did not impact my performance. 20 years later when I was 34/35 my cardio was still great, lung capacity was great, had no issues. I've now been smoke free for 2 years and noticed no difference.

      and yeah it does kill my appetite. But I've noticed that I tend to smoke when I'm hungry and busy with other things to suppress my appetite so that I can concentrate and put off eating more easily. I use it more like a crutch to pass the time while I'm hungry. Sometimes that means I end up not eating enough, so I guess that's how it affects my gains, but it only really gets in the way when I'm bulking.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hadi Choopan smokes a pack per day and he's Mr Olympia

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes and there is no reason to smoke.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    cigarettes are super bad for you. There are some mild positives, nicotine can increase mental focus a little bit and it sort of helps with test prod.
    But the worst thing about cigs is that they keep you from breathing properly. Take one hit, you're limiting the amount of oxygen you get by like 30% for hours afterwards. That's fuel for your brain and body and erases any hormonal benefits.
    Even if you're just inhaling pure tobacco and you don't get the bs chemicals of cigarettes you get fricked up. If you don't believe me then get a vape pen or some pure tobacco, smoke regularly for a month, then quit cold turkey. Give yourself at least a couple days to deal with the withdrawal symptoms. Anything that hits you that hard with withdrawal is 100% bad for you. There are no practical benefits to smoking cigarettes or inhaling any sort of that trash into your lungs. Cigars are okay.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah but the withdrawal is not so much from physical addiction, it's just difficult to break the habit when you have developed routines that include smoking a cigarette. I'm not at all arguing that smoking is in any way healthy and who knows, maybe I'll get cancer soon or whatever. The only point I'm making is that if you otherwise live a healthy lifestyle, still do your cardio anyway, it really doesn't affect your performance that much and even if it reduced my performance by 20% I'd still have better cardio than 95% of people.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        yeah you can be a top performer and still smoke.
        I would argue that withdrawal is absolutely physical. I was given a couple elfbars and a bunch of pipe tobacco over the summer. Smoked a shit ton over the next 4 months, then realized, like you said, I'd developed habituated smoking routines. So I stopped smoking, and for the next 5 days I could barely move, was hocking up gross shit like I had pneumonia, my lungs hurt like crazy, destabilized mood, incoherent thoughtstream, the works. It was 100% from the cigarettes, I last got sick when I was a child.
        Addictive behaviors are not hard to get over, that's only ever a cope. From what I've seen it's the (usually unconscious) fear of the inevitable physical withdrawal symptoms that compel people to continue with addictive substances. Same with coffee as with cigarettes and heroin, it's all the same. Fear of physical or psycho-emotional consequences grips people by the short and curlies and they continue doing stupid shit as a result.
        Pretty much everyone has their vices. If smoking is all someone's running, that's great. It's not good for you.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I would argue that withdrawal is absolutely physical
          totally true. im

          i've been smoking since 2014, i stopped in mid 2020 and got back to it in 2022 (yeah i know, i was drunk, whatever). doesn't affect my lifting performance but it does kill my appetite. got my heart and lungs checked 2 months ago, everything is fine, im 26

          and when i quit smoking the first 2 weeks were hell, especially the first one, then i forgot i was a smoker. still shit was easy because of quarantine, i had no social contact so i wasnt around smokers

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cigarettes are bad for you but there's tons of examples of world class athletes who smoke

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Such as? I know that quite a few weightlifters smoke, but I'm curious about others.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cigarettes are bad because of the tar and crap, but nicotine alone is based. It boosts test levels, it also improves cognition and hand eye coordination. The pharma israelite doesn't want u to know this

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nicotine also restricts blood vessels cucking your wiener on girth. And no, its not other chemicals, its nicotine, read it up, there are studies on it

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It gives me better erections and less refractory period

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    bad for you but not as bad as the jays would have you believe

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