This morning's news told about college students having to go to the hospital after their "fitness test", so of course I had to bring the story here. None had strokes, but there is certainly a lawsuit brewing.
"The report affirms the university’s initial beliefs that overexertion coupled with dehydration during preseason fitness tests caused the eight student-athletes to develop rhabdomyolysis. It also includes a third finding of “low-level fitness of the triceps muscle” as a contributing factor. In addition, the report details the timeline of events and the specific fitness tests that the entire 18-member volleyball team undertook.
The report specifically cites the student-athletes’ involvement in an August 18, 2016, fitness test, “which included 75 tricep pushups conducted by the women’s volleyball coaching staff” as the occurrence of the overexertion."
Interesting read Vintage. I do think in my case over exertion of the body and dehydration did contribute to thickening of my blood. Thought i was doing my body a favour by exercising. The odds of a spinal cord stroke are greater than winning the lottery guess we got the raw end of the deal...lol.
Post by kilg0retr0ut on Apr 1, 2017 11:17:45 GMT -8
It sucks that the odds catch some of us trying to do what we feel is good for us, but like sunrise said those odds are as great as winning the lottery. Exercise is important to keep us strong and healthy.