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    I need to get in shape...

    Surfed my brains out today. Did fine in the A.M. but my second session made me feel old. I was cold, tired and hungry. Had a hell of a time getting past the breakers. I need to quit smoking and start doing cardio or something. Anyone have any suggestions? How do you all train? Anyone quit smoking? Felt like I needed an oxygen tank out there with me tonight....
    Hate to blame my equipment but my board has lots of foam and little rocker which kinda makes diving next to impossible....

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    yankees suck!!

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    I quit smoking (2 packs a day for close to 20 years) about 15 years ago. It takes a long time to get your wind back after all that damage. Even now I am limited when I get held down for too long. I work out every day a minimum of an hour and a half. Mostly cardio with weight training at the end of every workout. I read a book that I can't remmeber right now that helped me a lot. I just came to the conclusion that I was going to quit someday either because a doctor scared the crap out of me or for declining health. Either way it was going to happen and I was gonna have to face it one way or another. If that was the case I decided to quit back then and have a chance at a healthy life. It was hard but not impossible and it gets better over time. After the first 3 years I only thought about it once in a long while. Now I pretty much never think about it. I'm glad I got that monkey off my back and the struggle was worth it. You realize after you quit that cigarettes as with any drug are used to numb you and stop you from growing. After I quit my life started to change for the better, I started a business, started a familly and can finally sit comfortably on the beach as the sun sets taking deep breaths of fresh air without punctuating every resting moment inhaling that garbage.
    Last edited by Zippy; Nov 9, 2011 at 09:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOSTsoul View Post
    yankees suck!!
    uhhhh...ok....
    I'm a phillies fan though....Drugs are bad....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy View Post
    I quit smoking (2 packs a day for close to 20 years) about 15 years ago. It takes a long time to get your wind back after all that damage. Even now I am limited when I get held down for too long. I work out every day a minimum of an hour and a half. Mostly cardio with weight training at the end of every workout. I read a book that I can't remmeber right now that helped me a lot. I just came to the conclusion that I was going to quit someday either because a doctor scared the crap out of me or for declining health. Either way it was going to happen and I was gonna have to face it one way or another. If that was the case I decided to quit back then and have a chance at a healthy life. It was hard but not impossible and it gets better over time. After the first 3 years I only thought about it once in a long while. Now I pretty much never think about it. I'm glad I got that monkey off my back and the struggle was worth it. You realize after you quit that cigarettes as with any drug are used to numb you and stop you from growing. After I quit my life started to change for the better, I started a business, started a familly and can finally sit comfortably on the beach as the sun sets taking deep breaths of fresh air without punctuating every resting moment inhaling that garbage.
    Good for you man! How'd you quit? Cold turkey or what?

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    Yeah I quit cold turkey on new years eve 1997. I had tried the patch a couple of years before and it doesn't work if your not ready to quit. You have to be fed up with the whole routine to make it happen. I just made up my mind and stopped, haven't smoked one since.

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    Workout....

    Hey man, I've been doing CrossFit for a while now, and I've never felt better in my life. I used to workout with weights like an animal, but I always felt sluggish with surfing and other activities. CrossFit is the way to go. The majority of the stuff is calisthenic exercises, but there are some weights thrown in. Check out this site - http://crossfit.com/, then on the left side under Navigation go to FAQ. Scroll down to #4, WOD (Workout of the Day), and use those workouts. They seem like they're easy, but they will blow your mind! Two good ones to start with are Chelsea and Cindy. Basically the same thing, just different timing. Believe me, you will feel and see a HUGE difference in how you feel and even look. Just be sure to follow each exercise closely (timing, reps, sets, etc).

    I tell everyone that I know about these exercises. I encourage EVERYONE to go to that site and start using the WOD workouts and see how you feel after 2 weeks. They will kick your butt the first 2 weeks, but it gets easier after - honest!

    If you have any other questions feel free to contact me bro! As for the smoking, I can't help out with that. I've never smoked cigarettes a day in my life, so I'm useless on that topic! I know my grandmother stopped cold turkey after 45 years of smoking, so if she can do it anyone can. Good luck!

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    ill go for long walks with you buddy. wear something nice, not too formal though. underpants are optional.

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    +2 on Crossfit! I did it for about 3 months about 2 years ago, haha, and it was the best thing ever. It was fun, extremely difficult at times, and I've never felt better. That hard part is to really follow it, you need access to a gym. A lot of weights are involved as well as cool things like kettle bells, medicine balls, etc. I wish I could do it again, but currently don't want to pay for a gym membership.

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    Fruit flavored Nicorette gum. Not the store brands but the original. Lots of it. Don't stress over the instructions. You'll get addicted to the gum. Then deal with that problem by working in regular gum. At least you'll be able to breath