Posted On:1/27/2004 2:45pm
Style: Okanawan Kenpo
i have been smoking for around 2 years and have resently quit. i am pretty stroung and do weight lifting and stuff but cardio i really,REALLY suck at can some one give me advice on steps to getting my lungs back and getting my endurance where it sould be. thanks
p.s. i wish i never started but i was going through some bad times and was under alot of stress.
Posted On:1/27/2004 2:48pm
jog or swim there is no easy answer just keep doing cardio till you get better at it
Posted On:1/27/2004 3:08pm
Style: 7 Star
Jog with walk breaks.
Measure out a 3 mile course. Start out walking for 3 minutes then try to jog for a minute. Keep alternating, Walk, jog.
Do this for a week or two then adjust the time. 2 minutes walking, 2 minutes jogging.
Couple more weeks, 1 minute walking to 3 minutes jogging.
Keep on increasing your jog time but leave that walk break in there until you feel like you can just jog the whole 3 miles.
Next thing you know, your lungs are clear and you're a runner.
Posted On:1/27/2004 3:22pm
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Posted On:1/27/2004 4:41pm
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Posted On:1/27/2004 6:14pm
I brought it hard, and spread it all over.
Posted On:1/27/2004 6:17pm
Dude, if you're sucking wind, I'd start with the walk/jog and then bring the hard goodness when you're ready.
Posted On:1/27/2004 8:38pm
ok so i will start with 3 min walk and then 1 min job. ok thanks guys for all the help.
Posted On:1/28/2004 12:17am
Provided there is no permanent damage to the tissue, you will recover your lung capacity therefore cardio-vascular endurance. Treat the first months as a rehab process for your lungs (just like recovering from a sports injury). Keep in mind you will be starting at a level around "non-active" (meaning: couch potato). Don't be discouraged. You have to let the lungs heal before you reach a level of healthy individual with your activity level.
Assuming you have no injuries to limit your choices, an easy start is by picking an activity/sport that you enjoy that involves running such as basketball, racquetball or soccer. The game provides a diversion during your "conditioning workout" and with others around it's less likely you'll slack-off. Check your local YMCA /university for recreational leagues or arrange a weekly/twice-a-week game with friends. As your endurance increases branch out or switch activities to invlove longer cardio sessions.
Another option is to set a cardio-goal and train for it. If you like running, train for a local 5 or 10K race. You can down load training programs from the web (look at some of the running mags). You could do the same thing if swimming or bicycling is more to your liking.
Congrats on quiting smoking and Good Luck
Posted On:1/28/2004 1:30am
Style: Liu Seong Gung Fu
ok so i will start with 3 min walk and then 1 min job. ok thanks guys for all the help.'
ah, try 30 minute walk, and a 10 minute jog. early in the morning.
lifting wieghts will naturally decrease your cardiovascular endurance, because of the extra meat.
running will naturally slim you down, both the activity and its effect are conducive to an increase in cardiovascular ability...you get lighter an you excercise your lungs..
balance the two out....too much weights and you cant move easily. too much running is going to make you a twigwieght...
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