QUITTING SMOKING

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    May 15, 2010 3:51 PM GMT
    Hey guys. I am quitting smoking and was wondering what kind of cardio i can do to make it easier yet still get progress. I am still in pretty good shape cardio wise but certainly feel it......Any help would be great...Thanks icon_razz.gif
  • Midas426

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    May 15, 2010 4:08 PM GMT
    Congrats on starting on the road to quitting smoking. I'm not sure any particular form of cardio would have quitting easier. But I would say if you are on a cardio program right now, keep doing it and if you can maybe add other forms of cardio....like my personal favorite...the elliptical machine.
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    May 15, 2010 6:36 PM GMT
    Thank you will do.....
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    May 15, 2010 6:42 PM GMT
    Just keep at what you're doing. Depending on how heavy a smoker your were.. you might hack some stuff up. But for the most part it'll just take a while before you're body can clear out the grossness and start utilizing the extra lung power.

    Congrats. :3
  • OptimusMatt

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    May 15, 2010 6:42 PM GMT
    I just started running again. I quit about 4 weeks ago, just push yourself through the burning lungs. Soon you'll be able to actually use your diaphragm again!!
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    May 15, 2010 6:43 PM GMT
    You should try biking, when you need a rest you can just coast and you can change gears if things get hard. I used to smoke and I found biking to be easiest for me, and when you are done biking, you will NOT want to smoke. Just make sure you do it on a normal basis and you will see progress after a while! good luck! You will be really proud of yourself, and you won't smell like smoke!

  • May 15, 2010 9:20 PM GMT
    I quit five years ago now I can't stand the smell of smokers or ash trays. You can do it , free yourself from cigs, they are going to kill you if you don't. I like the treadmill and I use a heart monitor. Need to chat, I'm there for you.icon_biggrin.gif
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    May 15, 2010 10:28 PM GMT
    do the elliptical really slow then build up.
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    May 15, 2010 10:40 PM GMT
    Here's the drill. Keep it simple. Drink a lot of fluids to cleanse the body. Stay away from the places you are used to smoking in (e.g. bars). Lots of fruits will help the urge. BIG PLUS= think of the $$$ and health you'll save. And yes, been there , done that. You can do it if and only if you want to.... Best of luck to you, buddy and feel free to contact me at any time.icon_wink.gif
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    May 15, 2010 10:42 PM GMT
    Congrats!!! Best thing all of us EX SMOKERS will have ever done for ourselves!!!!!


    Stick with it! good luck!
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    May 15, 2010 10:58 PM GMT
    Congratulations man! That's awesome!

    Running and swimming are two great ways to get cardio and get your proper breathing back. Good luck! icon_razz.gif
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    May 16, 2010 12:33 AM GMT
    Dwiggypop saidCongratulations man! That's awesome!

    Running and swimming are two great ways to get cardio and get your proper breathing back. Good luck! icon_razz.gif


    Than ks man.. I actually swam for 17 years so that is still big with me.....thank you for much forthe suggestion
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    May 16, 2010 12:34 AM GMT
    Luckydog76 saidHere's the drill. Keep it simple. Drink a lot of fluids to cleanse the body. Stay away from the places you are used to smoking in (e.g. bars). Lots of fruits will help the urge. BIG PLUS= think of the $$$ and health you'll save. And yes, been there , done that. You can do it if and only if you want to.... Best of luck to you, buddy and feel free to contact me at any time.icon_wink.gif


    Thank you....i dont drink so bars certainly arent an issue, mainly when i drive.....so that will be a challenge.....lol
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    May 16, 2010 12:36 AM GMT
    I started training for sprint triathlon as smoking cessation program with some training program found in tri-books. It worked. Hope this helps.

    Cheers
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    May 16, 2010 12:46 AM GMT
    When I quit smoking for two years, I took up century riding. Somehow I still ended up gaining 50 pounds (oral fixation - couldn't stop eating). So after a really bad health check-up + bad knees where I can't ride long distance anymore, I started smoking again. Now my health is good again. Weird, I know. icon_lol.gif
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    May 16, 2010 1:01 AM GMT
    GOOD FOR YOU! That's the best decision you could ever make!! Years ago, I used to smoke 2 packs a day, quitting was the best thing that I ever did.

    My only advice is to just stay active and get used to your life as a non-smoker. Also, the company that you keep is a big factor too - if you keep yourself around active people who are non-smokers who are into fitness it will definitely help.

    all the best
  • rnch

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    May 16, 2010 1:47 AM GMT
    hopelesromantik saidHey guys. I am quitting smoking and was wondering what kind of cardio i can do to make it easier yet still get progress. I am still in pretty good shape cardio wise but certainly feel it......Any help would be great...Thanks icon_razz.gif
    ATTA BOY!! STAY THE COURSE. icon_wink.gif
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    May 16, 2010 3:10 AM GMT
    hockeynick79 saidGOOD FOR YOU! That's the best decision you could ever make!! Years ago, I used to smoke 2 packs a day, quitting was the best thing that I ever did.

    My only advice is to just stay active and get used to your life as a non-smoker. Also, the company that you keep is a big factor too - if you keep yourself around active people who are non-smokers who are into fitness it will definitely help.

    all the best


    Thank you for the advice and motivation...I have cut back form two packs a day.......I just know deep down that it is not me...Thanks again buddy fr the motivation, and strength
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    May 16, 2010 8:23 PM GMT
    i did chantix and that shit worked in 9 days no with drawl or anything.

    the best.

    that was years ago but it worked
  • Lozzano

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    May 16, 2010 8:45 PM GMT
    Eat a lot of orange, lemons and those things with C vitamin... They will displace remaining nicotine in your body and any wish to return smoking.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    May 16, 2010 8:54 PM GMT
    I am in a constant state of quitting, but I never let the fact that I smoke prevent me from doing cardio. I suppose I'm lucky, but I never become out of breath or wheezy when running. Now if I ever plan on doing a marathon, I should probably quit for good.
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    May 16, 2010 9:22 PM GMT
    hopelesromantik saidHey guys. I am quitting smoking and was wondering what kind of cardio i can do to make it easier yet still get progress. I am still in pretty good shape cardio wise but certainly feel it......Any help would be great...Thanks icon_razz.gif


    Congrats on quitting smoking!
    Considering that your circulation will improve with the blood getting to all the important places you'll have more fun without getting as tired!
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    May 17, 2010 1:59 AM GMT
    KARATE1974 saidi did chantix and that shit worked in 9 days no with drawl or anything.

    the best.

    that was years ago but it worked


    I hav tried chantix and ended up getting the depression side of it pretty severe, so i got myself off of it, my DR doesnt want me to go ack on it. But yes i do agre with you it does work
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    May 17, 2010 2:32 AM GMT
    You can do it!
  • Lozzano

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    May 17, 2010 2:37 AM GMT
    Im a psychologist and people always came to my office looking for help to quit smoking... One of the most important steps is to do a list with pros & cons of this decision. In case you have any kind of doubt, you can check your list again and remember why are you quitting. Tell all your friends what are you doing so they will not smoke in front of you.

    And thing in all the good things that are coming!

    Congratulations!
    My best wishes for you!