CAN YOU BE A REAL-RIPPED JOCK EVEN IF YOU SMOKE?

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    Nov 21, 2007 8:34 AM GMT
    Common, all gym buffs, all barbell and dumbbell fanatics, press addicts, tell me, could you get a perfectly sculpted body and maintain it even if:

    you smoke just 5 sticks a day?
    how about 10?
    15?
    a pack a day maybe?

    Share your views dudes!
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    Nov 21, 2007 1:49 PM GMT
    I met a guy at a gay campground outside Des Moines who was in his 40s, muscular and totally ripped, and getting shitfaced drunk and chain smoking. So, yes, it is possible for even a heavy smoker to have a ripped body.
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    Nov 21, 2007 4:34 PM GMT
    Yes, I know quite a few guys who are ripped and smoke heavily. I know a lot of other guys who are ripped, don't smoke and smell much much better. icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 22, 2007 8:41 AM GMT
    Not to sound negative, but I would agree with the others, you can "look the part" and have a ripped body and look healthy (but your not in my view).

    I wonder if an alcoholic can do the same?
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    Nov 24, 2007 4:54 AM GMT
    I would bet that a lot of the fitness icons from the 1950's through 1980's smoked, simply because most people did back then. I've known ripped guys who smoked.
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    Nov 24, 2007 5:53 AM GMT
    This is a still question. Here's why: anyone that smoke isn't a true "jock." No winning "jock" in his right mind would engage in such self-destructive behavior.

    No true jock are smokers. Period.
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    Nov 24, 2007 6:46 AM GMT
    Although my response is rather technical, here's some food for thought.

    There have been multiple studies that shows a strong relationship between smoking and central adiposity. Smoking actually increases androgenicity which may lead to increased accumulation of fat in the abdomen rather than the femoral-gluteal area. In fact, smoking cessation leads to a reduction in abdomen fat, but will never reach baseline levels (individuals who never smoked).

    So although I'm sure there are exceptions, the tendency is an increased risk of central fat accumulation. Chances are, you can't be ripped and a current smoker.

    Cheers!
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    Nov 24, 2007 6:50 AM GMT
    I hereby blame all my central fat on second hand smoke I've been subjected to in my life.icon_wink.gif

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    Nov 24, 2007 7:01 AM GMT
    hahaha..OHhiker...smoking is deadly in multiple ways..

    On another side note, I failed to mention that there is also a positive relationship between smoking frequency and increased WHR (waist-hip girth ratio).
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    Nov 24, 2007 5:56 PM GMT
    Chucky and I are in total agreement, I couldn't say it better....
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    Dec 02, 2007 3:56 AM GMT
    It's sure is surprising that those who smoke (a lot) are not bothered in whatever way. What I know is that you need to power up your lungs so you an negotiate with dumbbells and barbells right? What they are doing seems to be the reverse...