Tabacco chew and lifting!?!

  1. Tabacco chew and lifting!?!


    A couple of my buddies chew but also always chew when they lift because they say it keeps them focused. I think its just stupid and am wondering if there is anything about chewing tobacco that is bad for the muscles or bodybuilding in general. I would like to be able to tell them something that would make em quit .


  2. Quote Originally Posted by Afrochowder View Post
    A couple of my buddies chew but also always chew when they lift because they say it keeps them focused. I think its just stupid and am wondering if there is anything about chewing tobacco that is bad for the muscles or bodybuilding in general. I would like to be able to tell them something that would make em quit .
    Eh, if it's traditional chew it's going to be loaded with sugar, which isn't necessarily a good thing depending on your goals.

    I enjoy working out with some Snus in.. It's quite nice, and does provide a bit of extra focus.

    As far as negative effects, it can increase blood pressure, since nicotine consumption will have a stim effect. However, it's not a problem for some.
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  3. Ya they say it helps them focus and i actually tried it the other day and it didn't really help me focus, it just tasted good lol.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Afrochowder View Post
    Ya they say it helps them focus and i actually tried it the other day and it didn't really help me focus, it just tasted good lol.
    Haha.. nice. Lucky thing you're not super sensitive to nicotine, otherwise you'd have gotten siiiiiiick.

  5. Ya that would have been bad
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  6. I don't think it would have a negative effect on your muscles, but the nicotine in dip is a stimulant and can help you focus. Personally, after heavy squats with a lip in I would probably boot

  7. Agreed...

    But after a set of heavy squats or deadlifts they're great to throw one in and then go sit in the sauna or shower.... Its a lil slice of heaven

  8. i love chewing at the gym it gets you a nice focus
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    Carcinogenics of tobacco are something to be concerned with. Nicotine actually has some positive attributes - Chemically Correct: Nicotine
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