Smoking for Endurance Athletes

Posted: January 9, 2012 in Interesting Link, News

Here is an interesting article.

I found it by reading this article where the author has summarized the findings:

The authors demonstrate their point by arguing that evidence exists showing that cigarette smoking has four potential benefits to elite athletes:

  1. smoking causes persistent increases in serum hemoglobin.
  2. smoking increases lung volume.
  3. smoking causes weight loss.
  4. cigarettes are affordable and legal alternatives to other forms of doping that deliver some of the same benefits.

and by the way….it’s a joke!

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