The Rhabdomyolysis truth…


As many of you read a few weeks ago there was an article going around the social media world blaming CrossFit for the development of Rhabdomyolysis.  I thought that some of you new athletes or everyone might have concerns like an intro session I had last week, “I  read if you do CrossFit you will get rhabdo…”.  So, I came upon this article and thought that it would help to put some concerns to bed and clear some things up.  Please pay special attention to the definition of rhabdomyolysis in para. 5.  Bottom line for us, know your body, listen to your body, stay hydrated, eat right and let us know if you have pre-exsisting conditions that we need to look out for.

CrossFit does not cause Rhabdomyolysis

For posting fun only…I would love to know what you heard or read about CrossFit before you started that scared or intimidated you.


AMRAP in 20 mins

Run 400

2 Rope Climbs

20 Push Ups


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4 Responses to The Rhabdomyolysis truth…

  1. Kelly says:

    It’s a good thing I didn’t know much of anything about CF before I started…I would never have started. My husband had heard of it and was a little surprised when I said I wanted to try, then told me after a month or two, “You people are crazy.” I said asked him if he knew what CF was before I started and he said that he did. I asked him why he didn’t say something and he said, “I thought you knew what you were doing!” 🙂 A year later and I’m still totally hooked–glad I didn’t know.

  2. Dr pauley says:

    While I was at chiropractic school from 2006-2010, CrossFit was so popular among my classmates that Palmer College had the first crossfit equipment in the Quad Cities. While there are some older chiropractors out there who may knock crossfit for potentially causing spinal problems, those of us who actually read studies on functional exercise noted that crossfit is actually beneficial in preventing spinal problems. Therefore, I’ve always been a big supporter of crossfit.

  3. tassha says:

    Honestly the first time I heard of crossfit I thought to myself, “That is for hardcore athletes who are way more fit than I, so I need not apply.” I thought anyone doing crossfit was a beast! Translation, I didnt think I was fit enough to even survive. My best friend Aimee talked it up so much, I decided to check out the free intro class. We went together on a Saturday morning. I remember wall balls, pushups, and pullups being the WOD. Pushups being my only strong point during the WOD. Nick was by my side the entire time, cheering me on. When it was over I thought i was going to vomit, but stayed strong, because I was not going to show weakness in front of these fit people. (I am sure weakness was written all over my face though). You know what else was written on my face? Determination and pride! I was exhausted, but that told me I was not in great shape like I assumed, and I needed conditioning. So Crossfit scared me not because of injury, but because I was afraid I wasnt good enough, which is silly. Aimee was awesome in encouraging me to try, and I am glad I did!

  4. CaseyC says:

    My introduction to CF was in the police academy, and I have to say I didn’t like it – only because we always did a watered down version of a WOD after a 4 mile run with some hills and after the WOD we would keep going and run steps, run with rifles, do more 20-50 rep sets of cals, or whatever other craziness our Sgts planned for us. That changed when we did a short 5 am PT session, and the only thing we did was fight gone bad. That kicked my ass, and I loved it. I felt I got a better workout from that than our 2 hour run – burpees – push – run – whatever – run – steps – run some more – run – push – run PT sessions. For the next month or so I had to learn everything I could about CF and read and youtubed voraciously… I watched and read everything I could. I thought wow, those Crossfitters are pretty badass… I wanna do that!

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