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View Poll Results: Do you use nicotine? Includes smoking, dipping, chewing.
Yes. 4 19.05%
Every now and then. 3 14.29%
Rarely. 0 0%
No. 14 66.67%
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:53 AM
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agreed i am desperatly trying to give up smoking again but for as silly as it sounds its the stress of work that i smoke. i know it aint good and im working on kicking the habit but its a hard one to break
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:23 PM
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^^ I know this is going to sound absurd, but have you tried switching to canibus? Now thats a stress reliever.


Or meditation ... either or
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:54 PM
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I thought the homegrown relaxed the muscles.
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:59 PM
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=YJRg5fGN-sQ
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:20 AM
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Does Nicotine (smoking, dip, chew, etc) affect bodybuilders?
Absolutely and this is coming from a smoker of 50+ years. There is an element that is needed for maximum workouts and muscle growth called oxygen. This minor element is cut short by smoking. Yes smoking can help keep fat down but it also do to a lack of oxygen cuts down on strength, endurance and puts toxins into the body that can be pumped into the muscle inhibiting growth.

There are ways to off set some of the negatives but the best choice is never start smoking followed by stop smoking.
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:58 PM
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^^ lets not forget that smoking isnt the only way to get nicotine in to your system. I agree that smoking anything really is not good for your cardiovascular health ...

That being said, I cant agree with this

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cannabis is worse in my opinion, for building muscle atleast
from my extensive experience with cannabis and working out, it seems to me you build less muscle as opposed to nicotine
simply because you cant lift as much
even a couple days after
but oh i know what you mean by cigarettes and the stress of work..
I know you were not stating fact, just how you feel. But I've honestly had times where I've hit PR's while smoking regularly, not to mention it is amazing for bulking, you can eat all the cals you want. But again, smoking is not good, I'd suggest baking/cooking with it if you intend to use it at all.
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:54 AM
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i think dipping would be the lesser evil as far as messing w/ ur bodybuilding lifestyle.....but its nasty, and who wants to drink a disgusting protein shake with a disgusting dip in?? damn, my stomach gets queasy just thinking of those stupid shake, blahak
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:24 PM
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^^ or patches, or gum, or ...
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