I recently heard of a person that was hospitalized from an intense exercise session from a personal trainer. Unfortunately, that person was diagnosed with ” Rhabdomyolysis”.
Treatment in the hospital was multiple encisions in the skin to let the muscle swell to relieve pain and stress on the muscle and skin. Once the muscle recovered, skin was sutured.
Has anyone heard of similar cases?
Two other points about rhabdomyolyis:
1. It is more common in people on statins. Since they are already high risk it means we need to take extra care in training them.
2. Some Cross Fit boxes have a joke “Uncle Rhabdo was here today”, meaning the training was extra brutal. This is nothing to joke about, and we should do all we can to dispel this type of training mindset.
I have heard of it, but never met anyone who had it. It can be pretty serious if not treated. A good trainer can make the difference when it comes to designing a well planned training program that is customized for the intended client only. I hope the person you know recovers form this with no further complications.
I never heard of it until now but it did not take me long to find out how serious a condition this is. I can see how it can happen, particularly with younger and, probably, male clients where the trainer and the client are trying to compete who is more macho. I also suspected that is is not so uncommon in military training where the recruit may be reluctant to speak up. A google search confirmed that.
Thanks for posting this.