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Old 10-22-2006, 08:22 PM   #1
Chris Fitzgerald
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I've danced with pukie once, I'm trying to figure out who rhabdo is. Can someone enlighten me? I have probably met this guy but I ain't sure.
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Old 10-22-2006, 09:16 PM   #2
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Uncle Rhabdo, i.e rhabdomyolisis (Sp?) is when you exert yourself so hard that your muscle membrane breaks down, fooding your bloodstream with potassium and myoglobin. The myoglobin causes your kidneys to fail, which prevents them from filtering out the excess of potassium. The increased levels of toxins in the blood can send you to the emergency room or kill you. I'm sure that there are many holes in my explanation, but I'm not a doctor, I just stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night, so take it for what it's worth.

There's plenty of discussion of it here on the message boards, so search away, if you have the time, and read to your hearts content...
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Old 10-22-2006, 11:59 PM   #3
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Old 10-31-2006, 05:52 PM   #4
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I had rhabdo once. I had to get some routine labs and they showed that my CK levels were off the charts. It was asymptomatic but I guess I had been doing crossfit for so long my body wasn't effected by the breakdown. Rhabdo is bad juju tho.
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Old 11-09-2006, 01:57 PM   #5
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http://www.crossfit.com/cf-journal/rhabdo.pdf

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