In my fitness carrier thus far, I have met many people with all kinds of obsessions. If I take the example of my closest friend who is a fitness and gym freak and wanted to develop muscles and also lose fats. But, he had this major misconception that cigarette smoking helps in fat loss and if he loses fats he will gain muscles automatically.
He then approached me to discuss the same and I started wondering? I wondered if fat loss was so simple why would people go for all kinds of diets and work outs ? They could just simply light a cigarette and lose those extra pounds in weeks. But, unfortunately this is not true.
Some people smoke to look cool or they are under the impression that this will help them to relieve stress and boost their happiness. But, the truth is that none of this happens and it only damages the lungs.
If you are a smoker not only that your lungs get damaged slowly and steadily smoking also affects your strength training? It also makes you lethargic. A smoker’s heart beats at an average 30 percent faster than that of a non-smoker this in turn significantly affects the outcome of any exercise that the smoker indulges in. Because, a smoker’s heart is working harder to achieve adequate circulation the individual uses more energy during his workouts.
This increase in heart rate and the resultant increase in blood pressure diminish blood flow and reduce the smoker’s overall performance while performing the same exercise routine as a non-smoker. When an individual’s exercise routine is designed to encourage muscle building, a smoker’s diminished performance will yield less muscle than that of a healthy non-smoker.
Testosterone level is also a thing which helps very much in muscle building. But, smoking may also damage the cells within the body which produces testosterones. Lack of testosterone levels will show a significant result in an individual’s muscle development. It can also sabotage one’s endurance level of your workouts and intensity of it. This may force you to cut down the workouts which will help you make progress in muscle building…
If you are planning to quit smoking there are many health benefits you will notice but, if you still want to continue it the result will be apparent to you sooner than later.