Article on weightlifting related deaths

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  1. hootpie

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    http://www.sciencentral.com/articles/view.php3?type=article&article_id=218392825

     
  2. Marijuanair

    Marijuanair Remember to have your pet spayed or neutered! OT Supporter

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    :wtf:

    there are millions of people who lift more than half their body weight when working out, I'm not seeing people drop dead daily.
     
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    :run: stop lifting!!!!! :run:
     
  5. hootpie

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    These types of replies are the sole reason I posted this :rofl::rofl:
     
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    I thought this was gonna be an article of people who'd dropped heavy ass weights on themselves. Oh well.
     
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    They say breathing is bad for you also but I'm not planning on stopping that anytime soon.
     
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    The majority of people die in their sleep so maybe we should all stop sleeping.
     
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    "For heavy strength training involving weight lifting or similar activities like pushups, we're recommending screening for unknown or undetected aortic aneurysm."

    :rofl:
     
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    " In 2003, he and his team wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association that they'd noticed a pattern: five young patients, including Linski, with torn aortas following heavy lifting. All had a previously undetected aneurysm, or enlargement of the aorta."
    Anyway, I like this article, there will be more place in the gym for me :)
     
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    I have no words :ugh:
     
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    lol did you guys even read the article? they're speaking about a very small portion of weightlifters, those with aortic complications. they're not saying people get killed because of weightlifting, they're saying people are getting killed because of inherited aorta problems essentially rupturing during lifting.


    [FONT=Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]"The only proviso is that we recommend that you check your aorta by ultrasound to be sure it's not enlarged, so you can safely engage in the wonderful and important weightlifting activity," he says.[/FONT]
     
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    So everybody is supposed to get an ultrasound before they decide to start lifting?
     
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    Oxygen ages your body...
     
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    That's what i was hoping for.
     
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    That would be much cooler. "Man shits his heart out his ass while attemping 1500 squat" or something.
     
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    That's animal pride.
     
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    I give it 5 days before my father:

    1. Asks me if I'm on steroids again.
    2. Uses this article as ammo against the dangerous hobby of weightlifting.
    3. Misquotes the everliving fuck out of this article.
     
  20. MaineSucks

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    why is your dad on OT?
     
  21. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Don't worry, you have to lift half your bodyweight before you can start worrying about this.
     
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    He's not. But he always gives me random articles on the dangers of steroids and weightlifting. So I'm sure he'll find this one sooner or later.
     
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    my parents have threatened to drug test me....cause nobody can go from 145-230 in 2 years without drugs....
     
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    Do your parents even realise how expensive it is to test for steroids? It's not just a simple test like for weed or coke.
     
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    My dad is just oldschool Italian and I am like the only person who is serious about the gym that he knows of so he just assumes that since he knows 3-4 people who have been "working out" for 5-10 years but have had dismal results that I must be on some sort of drugs since I get results.
     
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