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lord_carl

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I Personaly enjoy a good cigerette every now and again 4 or 5 a day and it seems quite alot of people at lympstone do to *text deleted*

Sooo who r smokers ammong us? Do you think it effects your performance or improves it? (Sounds odd but for some people who have lungs full of tar quiting can acctualy drop performance)

Personaly i havent seen a drop in my performance for 3 years now.

and just when your think your about to quit your corporal says "I Like smoking, they say smoking kill but yet so do bullets"

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yea i smoke, have done for bout 3 years now, not sure if it effects to be honest, on the medical i blew the breath thing right to the end which was the best the nurse had seen so i dunno. i have heard thats they hate smokers down at lympstone?????
 

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In my dads army regiment back in the 80's the runners who were 1st and 2nd cross country runners, 1st and 2nd marathon runners and 1st and 2nd steeple chase runners were both heavy smokers!

Needless to say, they're probably not helping themselves by speeding up the nicotene entering the blood stream but still outstanding runners, the army only let them run for their county and not for the country.

So it effects everyone in different ways, personally my advice is don't start and you won't have to find out if it effects your fitness but to those who already smoke then RT will probably force you to cut down as you'll be doing so much every day the last thing on your mind will be a cancer stick.
 

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one of my friends who was in the paras told me a story of a coupld of guys that started smoking on a quick 5 minute break they were given... the PTI didn't like it so he made them smoke 3 whilst doing press ups, needless to say they didn't really smoke anymore in training.
 

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I smoked for 7 years and gave up last year for the simple reason of improving my athletic ability for joining the marines and for me i can most definitely feel the difference but dam i miss it haha
 
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yea no doubt it does have an effect, tryed to give up and just put on weight, so its out of the question for the time being, plus you just cant beat a crafty fag *text deleted*, its a cruel mistress.
 

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Still have the odd one when I pop down the pub, cant beat a nice pint and cig.
 

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Nahh they dont hate smokers, i think there is at least one member on every training team that dose *text deleted* ours have 4. Unless your a naval medic which it seems almost compulsary *text deleted*
 
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oh right thats relief! i heard they hated the people on prmc that smoke. good to hear a fellow smoker is doing alright! *text deleted* what week u at *text deleted* mate?
 

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i smoked on and off since the age of 14. went through phases of smoking not alot and smoking heavily. i can remember times wen i was smoking heavily tht i did find it hard to take deep breaths wen i needed to and it was very irritating.
a couple of months before i truely found out about the RM i was drinking heavily, smoking heavily, goin to the casino... alot and eatin alot of fast food also not really sleeping aswell. ever since i saw tht newish advert for the RM in the cinema i knew thts wat i wanted to do and basically quit all of the above barr casino as thts just fun and cant hav major health effects.
i now am fitter and feeling better than ever and i seriously think smokin has a huge affect on performance. havnt had one for about 4 months now and i dont miss em.
 

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im a smoker for about 3 years now. At my PRMC we wasnt aloud to smoke, but the following 3 days i felt my breathin had improved just from that short time of not smokin. so if i quit my performance would improve i reckon!
 

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i must admit i struggle with upper body but thts because i represent a goal post *text deleted* i do have a good level of fitness and i get by fine, cant say i know any different.
 

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yea no doubt it does have an effect, tryed to give up and just put on weight, so its out of the question for the time being, plus you just cant beat a crafty fag *text deleted*, its a cruel mistress.

This is because smoking supresses the appetite. Making your brain think you don't need food when really you need a hell of alot more than you're already intaking.

You'll naturally put on weight because you'll feel like you need to eat more because you DO need to eat more, more of the right foods to aid training.
 
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actually no mate, my diet is abslutely fine, im not stupid, i already have a good sufficient diet, its actually the cravings for nicotine that make you want to eat (instead of having a fag), even when you arnt hungry nor need to eat. but yes it does surpress your hunger but thats why i dont smoke before a meal.....
 

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If it's the cravings for nicotine that make you want to eat then give up on arm or back patches so you don't effect my fitness levels while you're screwing up your own.
 

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just want to say ashley you are a tool mate stop putting people down there here for encouragement and help and your not helping at all so but out:noob:
 

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i smoked for a few years back when i was 15, 16 but gave up now and i rekon im better off for it
 

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just want to say ashley you are a tool mate stop putting people down there here for encouragement and help and your not helping at all so but out:noob:

Theres no point in starting threads in this forum anymore is there.
 

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just want to say ashley you are a tool mate stop putting people down there here for encouragement and help and your not helping at all so but out:noob:

And of course.. You are.. I see clearly now.
 

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Guys if we have personal issues with posts or each other then can I suggest using the PM system.

Have had a quick read and it's a thread that people can benefit from. It is a fair question and one that affects individuals fitness. It's not one that needs to be locked and closed because it's descended into a bit of slanging match.

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On the matter of the thread, smoking isn't going to do you much good in the long run, but it may reduce stress and blood pressure of those that find it relaxing in the short term. Then this may account for the appearance that smoking isn't affecting your fitness.

I certainly wouldn't recommend it but it's an individuals decision and I guess it's up to them. Smoking isn't allowed in any buildings at Lympstone and there is only so many places around camp that smoking is allowed.

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