I’ve lost 25 pounds in the past three months, and have been working out for the past two. I’ve gained some muscle, but wonder how much my tobacco use impacts my muscle gain.
I heard Brad Pitt quit smoking to prepare for Gladiator, and figure it must have made a big difference for him to do so.
I KNOW the benefits of quitting already. My question specifically is:
If I smoke one pack a day, my weightlifting efforts will be only what percentage effective? 80%? 70%
Is this an oxygen thing? A nicotine thing? A carbon monoxide thing? Why and how does smoking interfere with muscle gain?
Hopefully, I’ll be quitting soon!
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