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Hi,

I do smoke and not long ago joined jym, can you please
tell me can I still gain muscules?
Thak you



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guest
1/30/2007 10:32:43 AM
I'd like an update to this.

Obviously you can't smoke and build muscle; thats why all those really big biker dudes don't smoke, they stand around all day drinking green tea and chatting about yoga exercises.


guest
5/24/2005 12:51:59 PM
I was lifting and smoking for a few months and making some good gains, I got myself to quit smoking and thus my workouts have been more intense now that I can breath alot better. I did start to put on some chunk but I adjusted my diet, changed up my training and now I am gaining at a nice rate. and I feel a million times better for quiting and I don't stink like I've been hovering over a campfire ;)


elhadley
Apprentice
11 Posts
5/18/2005 10:33:34 PM
I smoke 2 packs a day. I dont mean to brag but im pretty strong.


Personal Trainer
Moderator
3/31/2005 5:06:04 PM
I REALLY want to quit smoking, but I'm genuinely afraid of the notion that smokers who quit pack on the lbs. (not the good ones either). Is there any reassurance against this? What can I do when/if I quit to minimize weight-gain? Thanks!

Well, you can try a circuit program and try a meal plan for our database. This will help somewhat, but there is no reassuance against it. Your metabolism increases when you smoke.. therefore you require less food to maintain. So, you might think you're hungry when you aren't is the basic result. Try going to our weight loss guide and do the analyzer to find out how many calories you should be eating.

PT


guest
2/11/2005 9:42:56 AM
I have a question, but first a comment. I smoke and as of late (probably due to improved diet/more focused cardio routines) have seen improvements in my body (increasing weights as well while lifting).
Here's my question: I REALLY want to quit smoking, but I'm genuinely afraid of the notion that smokers who quit pack on the lbs. (not the good ones either). Is there any reassurance against this? What can I do when/if I quit to minimize weight-gain? Thanks!


guest
12/27/2004 6:58:26 PM
I am living proof that you can smoke and still build lots of muscle. muscle growth is a natural bodily adaptation to stress placed upon muscle tissue. Your boduy is incredibly resilient-if you are healthy. the person who says it shrinks muscle tissue should get his facts straight. I put my money on observable results anyday. People just don't want you to smoke.


Smokey
Newbie
1 Posts
3/30/2004 3:33:44 PM
If you are lifting weights, I would hope that you are doing it, to some extent, for your health...not just looks. If this is the case, giving up smoking can only help your over-all health as well as your muscle building potential.


guest
3/29/2004 11:55:14 PM
Come on over to the gym where several smokers lift and tell them to eat the baby food!!!! They will eat you instead of the baby food!!!!!


guest
3/29/2004 11:49:54 PM
Last response was for "baby food" reply from 2/18/2004.


guest
3/19/2004 4:06:03 AM
The odd cigar doesn,t seem to have done Arnie much harm!! maybe he uses them as asupplrment!!!!!!!!!


guest
2/27/2004 9:37:28 PM
Unfortunately I still am a smoker. Have been lifting for two years and have kept even with two fellow lifters who have not smoked for alot of years. My muscle gain and weight are almost identical to the non-smoker. Not trying to defend smoking as it is a filthy habit-but you still can gain the muscle!!


guest
2/21/2004 1:46:22 PM
Ok, where did you read about:- SHRINKS MYOSIN AND ACTIN.


otown73
Apprentice
8 Posts
2/20/2004 10:02:56 AM
Oops, disregard, wrong thread.


otown73
Apprentice
8 Posts
2/20/2004 9:59:00 AM
When your lifting, watch the bar, see which side (left or right)is higher than the other. Make sure it stays even so the weight is distributed evenly. Your dominant arm will want to do most of the work when the weight gets difficult.

Stick to more dumbell work, each arm is forced to pull it's own weight (no pun intended).


guest
2/18/2004 11:43:26 AM
ITS IMPOSSIBLE, SMOKERS CANNOT GAIN MUSCLE BECAUSE NICOTINE SHRINKS MYOSIN AND ACTIN. ITS PROVEN! DONT DOUBT IT! YOU CAN EAT BABY FOOD THOUGH, THAT HELPS! HI!





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