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Old 09-23-2010, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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MMA + smokers ?

After watching an episode of TUF and seeing Jeffrey Lentz smokes makes me wonder are there any other fighters out there or even if you just train MMA as a hobbie that smoke?

People on the show are saying that they're surprised about his cardio for a smoker & I kind of agree.

Being a smoker myself and having my first ever mma training session, it felt like my lungs were gonna give out on me.
Is it because Im unfit or its just the ciggs?
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Obviously I do not know you personally and can't speak to your conditioning, but it may be a combination of both. No one would argue that smoking doesn't harm your cardio and lung capacity and I am sure any coach would pressure their fighter to quit smoking (as well as any doctor, beyond fighting reasons). With that said I think it is safe to say the Lentz is more of an exception than he is the rule.

Still, I am sure intense cardio training can combat some of the detrimental cardio-effects of smoking.
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Just ciggs? or...

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I'm a smoker sadly, and my cardio isn't half the good it could be. I'm looking to quit though, when i get back to my trainings.
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Just ciggs? or...

ahhaha if only Diaz was blowing rings
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smoking cigs and being a "professional" athlete.... lol.

everybody i meet who smokes and plays sports says they have great endurance... not realizing it would be so much greater if they didnt smoke.


stick to weed. once in a while.
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Weed really shouldn't be used either. Anything that someone smokes affects their endurance. The dude that lost in TUF lost because of a submission but if that fight had gone the actual distance he would've started gassing!
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Frank Shamrock smoked his first couple years in Pancrease, he said that Lucky Strike used to sponsor fighters and they got free smokes.
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Yeah, I don't know of any smoking companies sponsoring fighters nowadays. Probably because they realized they aren't getting anywhere in a sports nowadays. Also Frank probably realized it was affecting him so he stopped!
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Weed really shouldn't be used either. Anything that someone smokes affects their endurance. The dude that lost in TUF lost because of a submission but if that fight had gone the actual distance he would've started gassing!
its called a vaporizer or better yet atomizer. quit the cigs, blaze weed everyday
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