High intensity exercise programs, such as CrossFit, are becoming more popular with more than 5,000 affiliate gyms worldwide, but health professionals are concerned that the weight lifting workouts may pose risks, causing people to push themselves too far and resulting in injury.
Many people have suffered minor injuries as a result of high intensity exercise programmes, but there are more serious injuries that can occur as a result of overexertion.
Rhabdomyolysis is a condition commonly associated with overexertion. This is when you tear a skeletal muscle. The tear can cause proteins to release into your blood, making your system toxic. This can lead to very serious conditions such as liver and kidney failure.
The injury of a CrossFit trainer is sparking yet another wave of debate over the safety of the fitness craze.
While performing a routine weight lifting move, the 28-year-old trainer was paralyzed from the waist down after severing his spine trying to lift more than 200 pounds.
If you have suffered an injury from a high intensity exercise programme or in the gym that was not your fault you may be able to make a no win no fee claim for compensation. We act for a number of clients who have suffered gym related injuries and it is important that you get independent expert legal advice, as soon as possible from one of our specialist lawyers.