Weekend Training Wrap Up and The Perils of Over-Exercising

Good morning everyone- our jiu jitsu training camp went great, and I will have photos and such for everyone tomorrow, but for now I want to share this article about “Crossfit’s Dirty Little Secret” and apparently the repeated cases of rhabdomyolysis-the irreparable destruction of muscle cells that can have catastrophic results. Real talk, this could theoretically happen in most if not all sports, but the mindset of making Personal Records, or PR’s I think makes Crossfit participants more susceptible to this condition. There’s a note on the side of the article, pointing out that this is not something that happens to “newbies who do too much”, but rather this condition happens more frequently to the seasoned athlete, which I’m sort of surprised, but I can kind of see how that could happen- an insistence to make a PR, ignoring your body and the warning signs that you need to stop which can lead to trouble.

Anyway, check it out and let me know what you think!

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One response to “Weekend Training Wrap Up and The Perils of Over-Exercising

  1. My husband was hospitalized about 7 years ago for rhabdo after doing well over a hundred pushups during a karate promotion. He was fine thankfully, but his arms swelled to the size of his legs! I think the reason this happens to people who are in great shape is because they are the only ones who are able to push themselves that hard. Training hard is great but there is a point where you cross over from building strength to actually harming yourself. Everyone needs to trust their body and listen to the warning signs. Don’t let your pride, or a coach/trainer who may have no clue what he/she is doing, push you into serious injury. Luckily my husband went to the hospital as soon as he knew something wasn’t right. Rhabdo can cause serious kidney damage or even death. It is no joke.

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