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Vaping and Exercise

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by Kenho21, Nov 10, 2012.

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  1. Kenho21

    Kenho21 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 24, 2012
    The Mitten
    So I just decided to go for a run for the first time in almost a year, and since that time I've gained about ten pounds. I am not in the best shape of my life (6'2" 220 lbs.) and I realize that, but when I went for the run after about 5 minutes I was panting heavily and after the 15 minute run it took me quite a while longer to catch my breath while panting very heavily. Even when I was out of shape at other times in my life and smoked I don't remember the breathing being such a problem for me. I have no allergies to any of the ingredients in any of the juice I vape and I am a moderate vaper (about 3-5 mls a day in a carto tank).

    Does anyone here exercise regularly and vape daily?

    So is vaping any better for my lungs when it comes to exercise?
  2. Buggs5347

    Buggs5347 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 12, 2012
    How long has it been since you had your last cig?

    Since it's been about a year since you last ran, you can lose a lot of stamina. Weather could be a factor. Lots of things. Try training like the couch to 5K programs to build your stamina up over the next 6 weeks.

    Last year at this time, I was running 5K's and still smoking 3 packs a day. Then I quit running in January. I couldn't run a 5K today if my life depended on it. I'm just getting ready to start training again. I'm hoping it's even easier on me since I'm not using the cigs.
  3. Drael

    Drael Super Member ECF Veteran

    Id be interested to hear what people say about this.

    When I was last vaping, I found I could breath easier when moving alot. But I was vaping much less than 3-5mls a day.

    Being unfit has a similar effect on cardio exercise though...
  4. nocturn4l3030

    nocturn4l3030 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 17, 2011
    South Bay, CA
    you'll probably have more luck in the health forums... but if you search in google exercise running

    you'll see there's mixed results in older threads. some can exercise and run much further than whrn they were smoking cigarettes, and others too are complaining about it seems like running is much harder on the lungs now. VG seems to be a suspected culprit..but no one really knows.

    id love to hear more experiences from everyone too
  5. myyrkezaan

    myyrkezaan Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 30, 2012
    Clayton, NC
    I get tennis lessons on Tuesday night and Saturday afternoon, started getting them when smoking. At first there was absolutely no stamina, but it started getting better as I had more lessons. Missed 4 (2 weeks) lessons due due to weather and noticed the 1st one back was like I had started over.

    Switched to vaping on a Saturday night, 8 cigs on Sunday, last cig that evening. The tennis lesson on Tuesday was noticeably better, less huffing and lasting longer after 2 days of not smoking.

    Not sure about my juice ratios.
  6. Flexxx

    Flexxx Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 4, 2012
    I feel like I get less winded now then when I used to smoke.
  7. Syav

    Syav Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 2, 2012
    Yup give it a couple weeks and your stamina should improve. Provided you keep jogging 2-3 times a week, of course. Sometimes when I lift weights, I vape in between my workout sets (not that I recommend it). When I used to smoke cigarettes, there was no way in hell I could smoke a cigarette and workout at the same time.
  8. Nick Basham

    Nick Basham Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Nov 6, 2012
    It will be good if/when studies come about the effect of vaping on the lungs.
  9. birdofparadise

    birdofparadise Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 13, 2010
    I quit smoking and started vaping over two years ago, I run about 9 to 12 miles a week, sometimes even more. I could not do this when I used to smoke. You need to gradually build up your level of exercise, it takes time if you have been inactive for a while. You should, however, visit your doctor before you get into any strenuous workout to get his approval and guidance. There are so many benefits to being active, not only weight loss, your energy level increases greatly, I highly recommend it. By the way, I use to smoke a pack a day for 32 years, I normally vape about 3 to 5 mls per day of PG/VG mixtures. I hear it takes about 7 years to get your lungs cleared from smoking, in my case, I am amazed I have been able to attain this goal.
  10. Mr.Mann

    Mr.Mann Visit the PIF Sub-Forum Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 30, 2011
    All over the place
    I do work out, though because of a knee issue (reconstructive surgery), running is out the question for me. I have found that if you are going to work out/run in the morning, just don't vape prior to exercise. Or whenever you exercise, just don't vape for about an hour prior. I can't speak to whether or not anything is going on in your lungs per se, but I know that if I do get winded, it doesn't feel like it did before when I felt like my chest was full of sand.

    p.s. Just keep at it, your conditioning will improve.
  11. RoseB

    RoseB Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 3, 2012
    Oh man the first couple weeks after I switched it was a pain to workout. After that it was smooth sailing. Was getting an hour in on the elliptical and hitting the weights. The the winter set in and my hips hurt. Take it slow work up to it. You will get in shape. You can doo it!
  12. Kenho21

    Kenho21 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 24, 2012
    The Mitten
    The more I think about it the more it seems likely that it's just a stamina issue. Like I said before, I've never been this out of shape in my life before and being only 27 years old I can't come up with a good excuse. I'm gonna keep at it, just got a gym membership to a place right down the street from me.
  13. Thrasher

    Thrasher ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2012
    Madeira beach, Fla
    I have seen anecdotal evidence across the web talking about vaping too close to working out, i work out myself but i dont touch the vape while doing it, Im not in a gym but i do get my exercise, and i notice if I vape too much before I begin theres no problems but it does feel like the first few minutes of breathing are kinda restricted and then seems to wear off.
  14. buzzzlove

    buzzzlove Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    This could just be me but Ive noticed immediately after vaping if I do something strenuous verses not having vaped for 20 min or so I seem to get winded easier.
  15. Flexxx

    Flexxx Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 4, 2012
    If you new to vaping your lungs will take time to heal from tobacco, when I first stopped smoking it was hard
    to breath at first because of the healing, I talked to a doctor about it and he said its normal for that to happen.
  16. Drael

    Drael Super Member ECF Veteran

  17. zapped

    zapped Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I cant really speak about the exercise part but Ive noticed that I have increased blood flow in certain areas and Im not getting as winded as I used to once a month (Im married :)
  18. lindsayfox

    lindsayfox Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Aug 30, 2012
    Newport beach, CA
    Yes,here is my rule you can say that if you vape daily then you must exercise because there is this thing that after vaping you feel little filled and for the relaxation you must walk for at least 5 to 7 minutes.
  19. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    It can take from 1 to 9 months to see the improvement in your lungs. It depends on the individual. The first thing you will notice after quitting is an increase in congestion as your lungs begin to wake up and expel the crap you accumulated from years of smoking. The cilia begin to recover and grow back. That enables the lungs to clear themselves of all sorts of things that used to make you hack and cough to get out.
  20. vap3r3r

    vap3r3r Full Member Verified Member

    Oct 25, 2012
    London, UK
    I recently converted to vaping, but work out about 5 times a week, even when I was smoking. There have been some noticeable positive effects for me at least. I find that I am at least able to build capacity much better now. My muscles react better to both endurance and strength exercises. The only thing I have to keep on top of is my water intake as vaping dries me out something fierce.
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