Strength Basics

Getting stronger, fitter, and healthier by sticking to the basics. It's not rocket science, it's doing the simple stuff the right way. Strength-Basics updates every Monday, plus extra posts during the week.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Smoking and Training

There is an excellent article over on Stronglifts about smoking and training.

If you know anyone who both smokes and engages in fitness-improving activities, it's worth forwarding along. Smoking is so counter to all of the work you put in improving your health...yet so hard to quit. The Stronglifts article gives some good reasons to try and recommends a book to help you along. I'm not a smoker, but I've seen many people try to quit...every little bit helps.

1 comment:

  1. I started lifting when I was smoking. The more I lifted, the less I smoked. I reached a point that I quit completely without many side effects. I loved the sensation I got from being able to breathe, push harder, feel more gain. It allowed me to anchor a positive to abstaining.

    I basically realized how I felt after a workout, waited, worked out and then just chilled w/o smoking. After the workout, I didn't want to smoke. I took advantage of it.

    Being healthy kind of snowballs. If a lifter is still smoking, they might want to consider moving further into nutrition, mental exercises, flexibility, free diving, or anything else that might present a goal that smoking gets in the way.


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