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Rhabdomyolysis: Considerations for Recognition and Prevention for Practitioners

Ramos, Dominic A. MS; Dorgo, Sandor PhD, CSCS

Strength and Conditioning Journal: December 2014 - Volume 36 - Issue 6 - p 56–61
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000106
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ABSTRACT RHABDOMYOLYSIS (RM) IS A DISORDER THAT MAY BE THE RESULT OF INTENSIVE AND VOLUMINOUS PHYSICAL TRAINING. WITH THE RECENT EMERGENCE OF INTENSIVE TRAINING PROTOCOLS THAT TYPICALLY ATTRACT UNTRAINED PARTICIPANTS, THE NUMBER OF KNOWN RM CASES HAS INCREASED AND THE DISORDER HAS RECEIVED MORE MEDIA ATTENTION. THE PRESENT ARTICLE AIMS TO REVIEW THE CHARACTERISTICS OF RM, REFERENCE RELEVANT CASE STUDIES FROM THE MEDICAL LITERATURE, AND SUGGEST KEY POINTS FOR PRACTITIONERS TO RECOGNIZE AND PREVENT POTENTIAL CASES OF RM.

Department of Kinesiology, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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Dominic Ramos is a recent graduate of the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Texas at El Paso with a Master's degree in Exercise Science.

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Sandor Dorgo is an associate professor and graduate coordinator in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Texas at El Paso.

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