A Texas teen was reportedly diagnosed with a life-threatening illness after hitting the gym too hard.
Jared Shamburger, 17, said he first started feeling “super” sore last week after lifting weights for 90 minutes at a Houston-area gym, news station KTRK reported.
“Everything hurt,” Shamburger said. “It hurt to the touch. It was swollen.”
The teen, who recently joined the gym, said he was trying to “go hard fast” to compete with his dad and older brother, both of whom had been into bodybuilding for years.
“The mama bear in me kind of took over and I called the pediatrician and said, ‘I really think my son has rhabdo,'” mom Judy Shamburger said, referring to rhabdomyolysis.
Her suspicions turned out to be right. The teen was hospitalized for five days with the life-threatening condition.
(Jackie Salo. Teen diagnosed with deadly illness from working out too hard. New York Post. May 31, 2018.)