Two best friends in China have both been hospitalised after competing with each other to do 1,000 squats in one go.
Tang, 19, said she and her friend carried out the challenge earlier this month during a video call which lasted for about three hours.
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Tang went to a local hospital accompanied by her boyfriend. She claimed that her legs ached so much she could not even be carried by her boyfriend.
At last, she had to move slowly on her own to the hospital and was found to have a serious syndrome caused by muscle injury, known as rhabdomyolysis.
Rhabdomyolysis is a potentially fatal condition that occurs when muscles are injured and they release their contents, including a muscle enzyme, into the bloodstream.
That sounds dangerous. I’d better sit down.
Although trying to do 1000 squats sounds like something I would try. Fortunately, though, I tend to forget to do squats at all unless I’m at the gym or the dojo.