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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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