The Dark Side of Workouts; Uncensored Podcast

In today’s uncensored podcast John and Brad will speak to us about Exercise-Induced Rhabdomyolysis.

John and Brad speak to us about Exercise-Induced Rhabdomyolysis

John and Brad speak to us about Exercise-Induced Rhabdomyolysis

 General adaptation response is a normal part of working out, but if exercise is taken to the extreme you can go into Rhabdomyolysis. Normal exercise is just enough to have general adaptation response. It’s important to realize that muscle building and fat loss happens in short consistency over time. It can’t be done too fast.

There is some glorification regarding extreme exercise exertion and exhaustion and even Rhabdomyolysis, but this is a serious condition that can be fatal.

Rhabdomyolysis, with aliases such as “Rhabdo” & “Uncle Rhabdo” is a rampant problem, at least in the CrossFit community.

CrossFitters, largely unaware of the rhabdo risk, will continue to charge ahead, pressured and happily coerced into exercising to depletion and exhaustion.


“Rhabdomyolysis is the breakdown

  of muscle fibers resulting in the release of

muscle fiber contents (myoglobin)

into the bloodstream.”

Since I’ve been a part of the AGR community and lived the Adonis lifestyle for the past four years, I realize you don’t have to exercise to an extreme to lose fat and attain “Golden Measurements.”  With much less effort, you can transform from “Average Joe  to Cover Model Pro.”   Our former Adonis Transformation Contest winners have proven that time and time again. 

While the allure of extreme workouts done together in a team environment may seem appealing, do no allow your goals to become hi-jacked! 

The AGR philosophy is “Targeted Muscle Building and Fat Burning for the Perfect Physique.”  There is no need get extreme.

In fact too much strenuous exercise can decrease your leptin levels, hindering your ability to lose fat, increase your hunger, and make you feel fatigued and lethargic.

Our workout and nutrition programs are designed to  provide a sustainable active lifestyle that can be followed for the long term.  Of course you will have days you don’t feel like working out, we all have those days, but remember our goal is to STIMULATE not ANNIHLATE you with exercise.


your brother in Iron,

Allen Elliott | Adonis Golden Ratio Ambassador


Listen to what John and Brad have to say about Exercise-Induced Rhabdomyolysis here:

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About Allen Elliott

Allen is the Editor-In Chief of the Adonis Index Blog, bringing you weekly articles on contest prep, transformation testimonials' and much more!

Additionally he is a published Fitness Personality, Certified Personal Trainer, and National Competitor in the NPC Men's Physique Division.

Last but not least, as an Adonis/Venus Index Transformation Coach, he works to provide guided solutions for people who sincerely strive to meet their fitness goals.

Being a fitness model and competitor gives him a lot of valuable insights that nobody else talks about. Among other things, he will teach you how to prepare for a live show or a fitness photoshoot yourself.

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