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Old 08-15-2008, 02:14 PM   #10
Shane Skowron
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Re: How hard do you have to work to get Rhabdo?

Originally Posted by Ed Haywood View Post
Does age make you more susceptible?

Just wondering, because I've seen thousands of young men intentionally driven to exhaustion and collapse in the military, but never saw "rhabdo". Now all of a sudden you do an extra 2 thrusters and people are shrieking "watch out for rhabdo". I don't mean to downplay the danger, but I wonder if the power of suggestion is making people overly sensitive to a relatively rare hazard. I'd almost call it hysteria, but that is an inflammatory term.

The difference is that those in the military are (hopefully) prepared to perform at that kind of intensity. A guy who says, "I'm going to try CF full-on as rx'd even though I've never done a thruster or jogged a mile in my life" is not.
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