Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    I smoked 18yrs (I quit a year ago and I am also 30), but I'd run 3-5 miles a day and do hill sprints. I've actually noticed a drop-off in lung capacity AFTER I quit smoking, I might just be paranoid, but I've definitely have a lower VO2 Max.
     


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    I've been off the tar for about 5 yrs now, so I'm not that worried about damage incurred. If I smoked now, and with the nonexistent amount of cardio I do, I'd probably need to catch my breath while climbing the six flights of stairs to my apartment :laugh:
     


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    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    Did Guillotines for the first time today. Only a matter of time until I seriously hurt myself doing these but until then, they are awesome.
     


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    The math on that is awesome.

    Do you guys shave your calluses?
     


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    El Argentino Senior member

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    Hilarious.

    Honestly, I can say that this is one of the main reasons I lift (minus the screw offers from other women). To have the functional strength to do what needs be done in any situation.
     


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    Yes, I started smoking when I was 11/12, thanks to having divorced parents and an older brother who left Marlboro Reds laying around his room. By 13/14, I was buying Camel Lights on a regular basis and it wasn't until August of last year, I just stopped smoking. So, it might be more like 17yrs of smoking, as for shaving calluses, why would you? That doesn't seem like a NOV thing to do...
     


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    i smoked for 2 years, on-and off; i had quit but was in the military and started up real quick again. smoked the green stuff for like 5 years but knocked that off too.

    all the bad shit in my life got me into the gym in the first place. anyone else have an addiction-prone personality? when i got really hooked on the lifting, missing a day made me cranky like i would be without smokes/weed. i could draw definite parallels between my substance habits and gym habits in terms of the dependency i had and how my moods would alter because of it.
     


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    Definitely. Can totally relate to this. Having to break my "addiction" to gym time has, ironically, made me more productive though and produced better results.

    Went through a distance running phase in high school that paralleled a stint w/ bulimia and anorexia. Had to run all my miles every night of the week, and that scale had to be less than the day before or I broke down to the world. :embar: Rather pathetic to look back on now, I know, but what can you do?
     


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    Totally. It is one of the few places I can just forget about everything and have mindless fun.
     


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    Nah too much of a pussy to stab at my hand with a knife. They're getting pretty gross now though and they're really rough. I think using chalk makes them worse since it dries out your hands. Ripped girl friends tights by putting my hand on her leg.
     


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    Also my program ADD is coming back, considering doing smolov for squats to try get my squat up to 140kg and because a month of squatting 4 times a week will probably break my belt in pretty well. Will probably get my squat up to par with my deadlift and then I can go back to 5/3/1 again. Do i just squat with no accessory work at all? Guessing upper body is gonna get weaker, but no fucks given. Just gonna do the base meso cycle, a whole 13 weeks of not deadlifting or benching would be too much for me.
     


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    I pick at the calluses while in the shower. Hot water really softens em up.
     


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    Smoked cigarettes for 10 years and was hopelessly addicted. Could not go 6 hrs without one. Luckily, Chantix + Wellbutrin is AMAZING for quitting. Not sure if I ever put this on SF, maybe did, but lived as an alcoholic from ~25-28. Have also experienced lengthy stints of gaming addiction.

    I have withdrawals if I do not go to the gym, however I do not feel any need to exercise daily. I have done it for brief stints, but inevitably overtrain, recognize it, and back off. So that is a bit of a quandary, there. The gym does not prevent me from doing things I need to do, it simply exists as an important part of my week, so it's probably safe. Fact is, I am spending less time exercising and seeing better results from less, so that is motivating to keep it in check.
     


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    Callus maintenance is easy, just soak your hands in hot water for a while and sande them down. That way they'll never rip or tear (which is painful and annoying). This is why I have cyanoacrylate in my gym bag.. if I tear one, just glue it back up.
     


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