Mike DeyhleMike Deyhle, CSCS, is a masterÔÇÖs-degree student in exercise science at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. His research interests include exercise-induced muscle damage and signal transduction in exercise physiology. He is a former gymnast who enjoys rock climbing, cycling and playing classical guitar.
Rhabdomyolysis at a Glance
Definition. Muscle breakdown that leaks harmful proteins into the bloodstream. Causes. Crushing injuries; repetitive bouts of eccentric exercise, intense exercise or high-repetition exercise; blood restriction to tissues; some drugs. Threats. Renal failure, blood clotting, irregular heart rate.