Who are the smokers?

Discussion in 'Professional Players' started by SmashingSlash, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. taufik-ist

    taufik-ist Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    5,713
    Likes Received:
    9
    Occupation:
    it administrator
    Location:
    indonesia
    my grandmother had smoked since tenaager, she's still alive
     
  2. seven

    seven New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2003
    Messages:
    2,841
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Computing Engineer
    Location:
    Toulouse, France
    And what's your point? :confused:
     
  3. jerby

    jerby Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2005
    Messages:
    4,101
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    EU
    some people survive after getting struck by lightning....but would you call 220volts safe?
     
  4. LongReach

    LongReach Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2006
    Messages:
    399
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Electronics Tech, Badminton Junkie!
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
     
  5. LongReach

    LongReach Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2006
    Messages:
    399
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Electronics Tech, Badminton Junkie!
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia

    Be careful about 'weight loss' courses. Your body needs protein to repair after workouts. Not eating make your body 'Catabolic' ......basical meaning it eats itself away. For you Do not eat the yolk......fats are in it. Just the whites.

    You want to burn fat........not muscle and tissue. Try to eat after training within a half hour......see if you put on weight. If you don't keep doing it.

    You will recover quicker and not feel 'run down' or as tired.
     
  6. Cheung

    Cheung Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    21,832
    Likes Received:
    3,385
    Occupation:
    wannabe badminton phototaker
    Location:
    Outside the box
     
  7. kemana

    kemana Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2005
    Messages:
    1,358
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    china
    thank you very much! i'll take your advice:)
     
  8. Kamen

    Kamen Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2004
    Messages:
    697
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Self-Employed
    Location:
    KL, MAL
    if i could remember correctly, i think someone in this forum said that LCW smokes.
     
  9. LongReach

    LongReach Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2006
    Messages:
    399
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Electronics Tech, Badminton Junkie!
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    I am getting out of this thread.......all this talk about smoking is making want to start back up:eek: ................not!:D j/k
     
  10. taneepak

    taneepak Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2004
    Messages:
    6,526
    Likes Received:
    23
    Occupation:
    Designing and producing quality feather shuttlecoc
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Who says smoking isn't addictive? I smoked my first cigarette when I was 18, starting with a pack of 20 each day on nothing more aromatic than 'Lucky Strike'. In the next ten years I was up to 2 packs of 'Lucky Strike' plus one pack of 'Kool', a total of 60 or more cigarettes a day. Rather than a social smoker-one who smokes only after meals or when in a group or parties-I was a habitual smoker, smoking non-stop when solving problems or fighting corporate battles. But I also had very strong will power. I had no problem at all giving up smoking, at the drop of the hat, for no less than 4-5 times in my 18 years of smoking, despite almost unbearable withdrawal symptoms. Later I switched over to Havana cigars, which was a mistake, because being a habitual smoker I smoked the much bigger cigars at almost 30 cigars a day. Most cigar smokers would smoke only a few a day. This turned out to be a very, very expensive indulgence. At the same time the world realized the health dangers of smoking, and I decided to give up cigars. Now there is a world of difference between giving up cigarettes and cigars, at least for the habitual smoker. For the first time I discovered that giving up 30 cigars a day was much harder than giving up 60+ cigarettes/day. It took me close to a month of iron will power to finally overcome the cigars lure. But here is the danger. For the next 10 years the smell of cigarettes or cigars were very tempting. I suspect most smokers who gave up do subsequently succumb to this 10-year long temptation. After 10 years the smell of cigarettes or cigars become repulsive. Then and only then can you claim success.
     
  11. LongReach

    LongReach Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2006
    Messages:
    399
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Electronics Tech, Badminton Junkie!
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    For the next 10 years the smell of cigarettes or cigars were very tempting. I suspect most smokers who gave up do subsequently succumb to this 10-year long temptation. After 10 years the smell of cigarettes or cigars become repulsive. Then and only then can you claim success.[/QUOTE]


    The brain remembers nicotine addiction in your sub-concious mind......for me after 4 years not smoking and my eyes still go like this---->:eek:BING! when I smell cigarette smoke! Ohh they are evil things!

    Oh teneepak thank god you stopped:) .......that amount of tobacco you use to smoke would i feel have been the death of you. Cigars have so much more nicotine than cigarettes.

    Funny how pro's have the mind and will power to work hard to get to the top but can't quit...........or they think 'I am a pro and even if i keep smoking I will still be a pro'.
     
  12. bcljoyce

    bcljoyce Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2004
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    wish i am in china..
    halo???this thread is about badminton players who smoke.....but all i c is "smoking..........." where r the PLAYERS?i don think that lin dan smokes anyway.....he is an "army" after all.he should b well deciplined...
     
  13. jermaine

    jermaine Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    singapore
    yup. lin dan smoke? never la though he look like one, but chong wei looks even more like one. hahaha look at their teeth will know or their breath...
     
  14. seven

    seven New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2003
    Messages:
    2,841
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Computing Engineer
    Location:
    Toulouse, France
    I think rumours about Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei or Taufik Hidayat smoking are complete jokes.
    Maybe they smoked a cigarette once or twice in their lifes, but they certainly can not be regular smokers! :rolleyes:
     
  15. smashmouth

    smashmouth Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2005
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    banker
    Location:
    Manila
    Nicotine, besides being highly addictive, is also one of the oldest forms of poisons. In fact, nicotine is still a key ingredient in some insecticides. I got this from one of the episodes of CSI.

    I used to be addicted to tobacco before I became addicted to badminton. I'm glad to say that because of my desire to excel in badminton, I've kicked the habit and have been nicotine free for almost 3 years now. How I wish that I've taken up this sport earlier in life, probably I could have quit at a younger age.

    As for this thing about eating within 30 minutes after exercising, bodybuilders consume a carbohydrate rich shake within half an hour after they workout to help speed up the muscle repair process. For those who are serious about the sport or are in training, you can also incorporate this in your diet/program. Check out this link: http://www.menshealth.co.uk/goals/fitness/doublestrength/3/article.php
     
  16. cooler

    cooler Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    21,811
    Likes Received:
    21
    Occupation:
    Surfing, reading fan mails:D, Dilithium Crystal hu
    Location:
    Basement Boiler Room
    i agree.
    Today's sports are much more demanding and top top athletes can't last or stay at the top if they smoke. Even if they do, the coaches wouldnt permit it. Smoking add chemicals to your system that could fail a drug test in the olympics. Why risk a ban from sports on a performance suppressing drug like smoking? Even taking a non prescription cold medicine could fail drug testing.
     
  17. cooler

    cooler Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    21,811
    Likes Received:
    21
    Occupation:
    Surfing, reading fan mails:D, Dilithium Crystal hu
    Location:
    Basement Boiler Room
    it stems from the previous generation of players like yang yang, sun jun, etc
     
  18. yannie

    yannie Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2005
    Messages:
    5,777
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    China/Denmark
    A few of the Chinese players do smoke... But I'm not sure who they are.
    Some of the coaches smoke constantly... though.

    PS. I heard the hardest drinker is Zhang Ning :eek:
     
  19. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
    Brand Representative

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2005
    Messages:
    12,682
    Likes Received:
    286
    Occupation:
    Social Distancing Specialist
    Location:
    Southern California
    I don't drink but I'll drink with ZN. :eek: :p :D
     
  20. Blovb.champ

    Blovb.champ Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2005
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Malaysia
    Taufik is one of them ... others not very sure but a lot double players r chimneys ...
     

Share This Page