Rhabdomyolysis occurs when excessive muscle damage causes the membranes of muscle cells to burst, releasing their contents into the bloodstream. Affected muscles will become extremely sore and inflamed immediately after working out. While the condition is easily treatable, it is serious and warrants immediate medical attention.
Athletigen reports on four genes linked to rhabdomyolysis, allowing you to gauge your predisposition to this painful condition. If you are planning any extreme and physically-demanding activity, knowing your risk may help you compensate by implementing hydration and specific work-rest strategies in your workouts.
Learn more with the Optimum Movement and Recovery DNA report, a product developed with Dr. Kelly Starrett and the movement experts at MobilityWOD.