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Old 12-03-2006, 09:53 AM   #11
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Close call but I'm fine! The doc said the diagnoses was pretty spot on but that it was only a very mild case.... nothing to worry about!
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Old 12-03-2006, 12:18 PM   #12
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Millitary recruits and auto accident victims are the two top categories of rhabdo cases to my knowledge. CrossFit is likely a third category and you seem to have elements of all three of those populations! Glad you are ok.
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Old 12-04-2006, 07:22 AM   #13
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pierre - for future reference, when your urine looks like red wine, time to go to the doctor. get better.

allison - GTOs are proprioceptors in the musculotendinous junction--they fire off electrical signals to the spinal cord in regards to tension in the muscle in question. when that tension reaches a certain threshold, they cause inhibition of the motor neurons in that muscle to reduce the tension, presumably to prevent injury from excessive tension. they're basically mechanical opposites of muscle spindles/intrafusal fibers, which initiate the myotatic reflex, i.e. respond to rapid stretching of a muscle with an involuntary contraction of that muscle.
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:21 PM   #14
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Greg,
thank you for that, I figured someone smarter than I would come to the rescue on the GTO subject! And ahhhhhh ya, the laps of judgement on the urine thing thankfully didn't cost me too much, for which I am thankful. I like my kidneys thanks, I should have known better, I know the symptoms well enough.

I guess I have to get to know them a bit better yet.

I know I'm stepping into this one but I still can't pull on anything with any kind of effect. Dudes, ladies I'm sorry no matter how I worded that it was going to sound wrong! My point being that I didn't train much this summer because I was on the road so much and had begun to fall into piss poor state of conditioning. So now taking it easy in order to heal while I have all the time in the world to train is going to drive me nuts...

I take solice in this one fact, my squats which were once PISS POOR. Are now not quite as piss poor! I have back squat 112kg and front squat 110, which is far better than I had previously been able to do. For a while my FS was better than my BS.

I will take a week off and just eat like an idiot, after which point I will ween myself back into the heavy lifting and wods!
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:28 PM   #15
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Greg,
Thanks for the GTO definition. Still a bit above my head, but now I have some words to look up

Robb - I'm curious about the rhabdo -auto accident connection. Can you point me anywhere I can read more? (I had 2 severe whiplash injuries in 1993. No rhabdo (I believe) but off/on wicked back spasms and sensitivity to my electrolytes being off ever since -- just wondering about this.

Thanks!

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Old 12-06-2006, 11:36 AM   #16
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Allison-
Poke around medline a bit with rhabdo as a search term. Typically this is from a crushing injury but impact trauma (like Pierre's) can be similar in that a large amount of tissue dies and releases myoglobin into the blood. Bad things follow.

Whiplash can really mess things up. If you buy into chiropractic theory at all deranged nerve function could alter kidney function. This is a little out there for me but who knows.
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Robb-
Thanks for the info!

"Whiplash can really mess things up."
Yessir it sure as crap can!
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