You get on your spin cycle and work up a sweat determined to push as hard as you can. While others don’t like to sweat you do. It makes you feel as if you have really worked out and done something good for yourself, for your body.

Then one day your legs start to feel as if they are weighed down. They hurt like hell and swell, you become nauseous and can’t bend at the knees. If this happens to you, immediately go to the doctor as you may have what is called rhabdomyolysis.

Rhabdomyolysis is a break down of muscle tissue and it can lead to renal failure.

According to CNN,

People who work out regularly can get rhabdomyolysis, Coffino said, as well as those who don’t exercise often. Those who are fit typically get it if they push themselves too hard or if they try a new exercise that works a different muscle group. The study he co-authored points out that of the 46 people documented in medical literature who got rhabdomyolysis from a Spin class, 42 developed it after their first class.

Breaking a sweat is one thing, pushing past your limits is another.

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