Severe Rhabdomyolysis Associated With a Popular High-Intensity At-Home Exercise Program

Demetrios Paidoussis, Robert J. Dachs


High-intensity exercise programs have become popular methods of unsupervised home exercise. We present a case of severe rhabdomyolysis that developed in a 23-year-old athlete, who after two sessions of the extreme workout known as the “P90X” developed rhabdomyolyis. His CK level peaked at 1,286,900 IU, the second highest CK level ever reported in the medical literature. After aggressive inpatient medical care, the patient sustained no long-term sequelae.

J Med Cases. 2013;4(1):12-14


Rhabdomyolysis; Exercise; High intensity

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