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Old 01-09-2008, 05:49 AM
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once you gave up and started boxing how long did it take before your lungs started 2 repair?
im a bit worried that previous smoking may have left lungs permenantly damaged
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Old 01-09-2008, 05:51 AM
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or will the intensity of your boxing workouts improve fitness and lung capacity
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Old 01-09-2008, 06:21 AM
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how long did you smoke for and what age did you quit?

If you have smoked for 20 years and have a smokers cough and just gave up, its likely your lungs aren't going to repair and you may get lung disease.

If you are like 20 something and smoked for a few years or on and off, it will probably improve gradually over 6 months until you wont notice it.

I think it takes about 3 years for your lungs to clear out but after 6 months or so your aerobic capacity should be to normal.
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Old 01-09-2008, 06:37 AM
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im 19. smoked for like 2 years solid. biggest regret of my life
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Old 01-09-2008, 06:40 AM
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well at least you've stopped, i doubt you've done any lasting damage.

dont regret it, you did what you thought was right at the time, you cant go back, move on.
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:46 PM
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I smoke for 10 years...I quit 5 years ago...it took 6 weeks to feel good. It takes 7 years for your lungs to fully heal....

I feel great now though...
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Old 01-09-2008, 03:05 PM
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I smoke for 10 years...I quit 5 years ago...it took 6 weeks to feel good. It takes 7 years for your lungs to fully heal....

I feel great now though...
hey what gym do you train out of?
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Old 01-09-2008, 03:15 PM
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hey what gym do you train out of?
Next Level in Saint Clair Shores MI....how about you?
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Old 01-09-2008, 03:42 PM
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bernard hopkins smoked reefer like a mofo. So dont worry.
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:37 AM
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Isn't Mayorga supposed to smoke frequently also? He never seems to have trouble with his condition.
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