So I received an email from someone who had developed rhabdomyolysis after working out. The person had not worked out in a few years. He was asking when it was ok to return to the gym again. I replied to the person and thought this might also make a good video because I'm sure many others are out there grappling with this condition and not knowing where to turn for help.
When Is It Ok To Return To Exercise After Rhabdo?
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As you can see, my suggestions may be more conservative than others. The reason is I've heard from people who returned to the gym too quickly and developed rhabdo again. I want to avoid that so my goal is to reduce the odds of this happening. Often when people get rhabdo they suffer from a kind of psychological trauma that I liken to a PTSD-like phenomenon. So many have same the same thing to be over the years.
- I've never heard of this (rhabdo) before
- It was the worst pain I've ever felt
- Im terrified to workout again
For those who enjoy exercise, the fear of working out is one of the areas that does not get the attention it deserves. My suggestions for getting back into the gym are taking into consideration the fear of exercise.
At the end of the day, dducation is the best defense against getting rhabdo. I hope this video helped someone.
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