Rhabdomyolysis is a condition characterized by muscle breakdown and the release of the byproducts into our blood circulation. In severe cases, it is associated with electrolyte imbalances and kidney failure.
With the resumption of many face to face exercise classes now that the pandemic has eased a little and an increase in popularity of various exercises such as HIIT, Barre, Yoga and Spin, we are seeing increasing number of cases of otherwise healthy adults presenting to the hospitals for rhabdomyolysis following their first try at Spin classes. This is often seen in fit individuals who do other forms of exercise regularly and is not confined to unfit.
Do be mindful and pace yourselves when you try out new forms of exercises that you may not be familiar with. Don’t ‘chiong’ many many classes just to get your money’s worth out of duration based trial packages at the expense of your body giving way. Listen to your body at all times. Remember the importance of warm up exercise and re-hydration even when we don’t have commanders ordering us to half water bottle drink up!
Stay safe and don’t let things spin out of control!
I’ve always been a slow runner. I’ve recently discovered the benefits of focusing on strength and endurance. I didn’t consciously associate it with benefits for running, but I am seeing a relationship. Today I read this article and there might be something to it. I hope it’s useful for others.
On behalf of Steadfast Runners IC Stephanie Krishnan and the Steadfast Runners Team
Over the past 3 months, we’ve been sharing quotes from fellow SVs with new recruits for the 1/21 intake. These quotes have been words of advice on how to prepare – both mentally and physically – for being a SV.
Some of you have asked for these to be shared, as they reminded us of our own BT, so here they are!
A big thank you to all who have contributed, and if you have any to add, please leave in the comments or PM Stephanie!
On behalf of the Steadfast Runner IC’s, we want to wish everyone a Prosperous Lunar New Year!
As part of the final training session for our 1/21 SVs, we would like to invite you to join us in our Lunar New year vTabata together with the 1/21’s!
Details for the session are as follows: Date: 20 Feb 2021, Saturday Time: 0800-0830 Mode: via Zoom (link available on the SR whatsapp groups and 1/21 FB Group)
We will be running this weekend’s planned session with our Commander SAFVC, and HQ SAFVC Staff! We are hoping to have maximum participation, and due to safe distancing and participation limitations of a F2F (Face to Face) run, this is only possible in the virtual format. This change will allow you to join from the comfort of your home while ensuring your safety as well.
Let’s get together for a good workout together to help work off some of that festive munching, More details can be found on the 1/21 FB group for 1/21 enlistees and the various SR Runner’s whatsapp groups for existing SVs.
If you jog, it is important know about the symptoms and treatments for common running injuries. The Department of Physiotherapy from Singapore General Hospital shares tips to treat common running injuries such as knee pain, shin splints, thigh and heel pains in this 3 part series.
As we come to the end of 2020 and hit our year end festivities, exercise may become increasingly important for some to work off the extra calories from all that feasting. Afterall, not all of us are okay with looking like Santa Claus 😛
Equip yourself with bite-size first aid tips for common conditions you may face while running in this First Aid Tidbit Series.
The following articles gives us more information on a common condition that one might experience during running – side stitches. Learning more about some of the theories behind what causes them and how to manage them during your run.