Spin induced rhabdomyolysis

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.

Here’s are 2 articles to give us a brief overview of this condition:
1) Why intense workouts are leading to a life-threatening condition
2) I Got Rhabdo After Spin Class’: What You Need To Know About This Woman’s Story

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!

BT training advice from SVs to trainees

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!

What advice would you give for succeeding at BT?

Tips for exercising at home

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The pre-enlistment vTABATA might have ended but your journey of exercising at home can continue. Here are some tips on how to maximize your home exercise experience in a safe and effective manner (:

Check out the articles below:
1) Safety Tips for Exercising at Home
2) Exercising at Home: Workout Essentials and Tips to Stay Safe
3) Exercise at Home: 4 Household Items To Use As Workout Equipment
4) 15 at home exercise routines


Final Pre-enlistment vTABATA for 1/21

Dear SVs,

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.

Hope to see you all!! (:

Running plans for this festive season

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 😛

Here are some ideas to plan your workout this Christmas season:
1) The Simplest Running Plan Christmas
2) The 12 Workouts of Christmas
3) 5 Reasons to Exercise on Christmas Day

Whatever your personal workout plan is, we sure hope you will sleigh it!

Wishing all a Merry Christmas from the Steadfast Runners’ Team (:

Our Army Family Run

In celebration of Army55, we are currently in the middle of the 55,000km Our Army Family Run event.

Here are some photos of your fellow SVs from the Steadfast Runners IC team in action!

It’s not too late to sign up now if you haven’t done so! You can find more details here:

Do remember to give your support and vote for TeamSV in the Army55 Formation Fitness Challenge as well via https://www.ourarmyfamily.com/showtime

Don’t say BOJIO!

Running First Aid Tidbit #4 – An Approach to Side Stitches

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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.

Click on the following links below to find out more:
1. Causes of Side Stitches During Exercise
2. Dealing With Side Stitch Pain While Running
3. 12 Tips To Avoid A Side Stitch When Running

Keep fit while staying safe! (: