HIIT workouts or high-intensity interval training workouts are on the rise because they help burn tons of calories in a limited amount of time. They are quickly gaining popularity and a lot of fun because they make you use your entire body, but some athletes are overdoing it and are ending up at the hospital.
What is Rhabdomyolysis?
Rhabdomyolysis is the breakdown of muscle which leads to the release of a harmful protein into the bloodstream. When your muscles break down and experience trauma, they release myoglobin, which is a protein that can poison your kidneys when it reaches your bloodstream.