The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    coughing after cardio

    I'm in pretty bad cardiovascular shape. I smoked for three years, but six months ago I quit and recently I've started jogging and doing HIIT. After every session, I start coughing, and it lasts for about half an hour. Is this normal, or should I be worried?

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    It's going to take a while for your lungs to recuperate. I've your lungs will be like "normal" again after 15 years of not smoking.
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    Well, that's what I get for smoking. But, you think the coughing is from the smoking? I'm just afraid I've developed lung cancer or asthma.

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    If you had asthma you'd know it. You're a heavy smoker who never did cardio and now you're jumping into HIIT; you're gonna feel the burn.
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    Ok, I just didn't know if it was normal to cough. I was never a heavy smoker. I'd say throughout the three years I averaged about 6 cigarettes per day.

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    to a non smoker, thats a lot . but idk. if thats not heavy then what is? 2 cartons a day?

    im pretty sure if u did that you wouldn't be alive to do hiit.
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    Two cartons a day is 400 cigarettes, so there is a little room in between that and six to locate the heavy smoking range.

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    What does your schedule look like? Training wise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noahfor123
    Two cartons a day is 400 cigarettes, so there is a little room in between that and six to locate the heavy smoking range.
    chill out. not saying literally. its a comparison just like 6 beers for a 110lb guy who never drinks is a lot compared to a guy who is 300lbs and regularly downs a bottle of smirnoff every 2.5 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikkstah
    What does your schedule look like? Training wise.
    I do a full body weight routine about once a week, rock climb(boulder) 3 times a week, jog 2 miles once a week, and do HIIT once a week. I don't jog, do HIIT, or rock climb on the day I lift.

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    Well that's not the problem then. I'd say see a doctor, obviously. He's gonna tell you more than likely that everything you're doing is terrible and you need to walk a quarter mile every week and portion your meals, but it might be worth it nonetheless to have your lungs checked out.
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    I really wouldn't worry about it too much, I'm still a smoker and I cough after cardio, its just part of the territory.

    Last year i was coughing day and night and eventually started to bring up blood, turns out I was carrying round a case of mild pneumonia!

    If it persists for another week i'd go to the doctors, but honestly i doubt you've got cancer.

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    I really wouldn't worry about it too much, I'm still a smoker and I cough after cardio, its just part of the territory.
    Or a sign that you should quit smoking...
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    I have mild asthma - I don't need treatments or an inhaler but when I run I cough alot and get a tightness in my chest....just a thought.

    Of course the smoking didn't help your dilemma.
    Last edited by Stray; 07-04-2006 at 12:03 AM.
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