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Emergency medicine: Extreme workouts can be dangerous - Columbus Dispatch

Emergency medicine: Extreme workouts can be dangerous
Columbus Dispatch
Lab work confirmed this finding and told us that he was suffering with rhabdomyolysis.
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My single question about this article is if it falls all on the person buying the product or the people selling it?  If I am a coach and I push someone past a healthy limit does the responsibility all fall on me or some on the client for not knowing when to say enough is enough.  This is a common problem that comes when the big print says SIX PACK ABS IN 30 DAYS and the small print says [consult a physician, don't use this if you have never exercised, avoid doing a workout if you feel your body can't handle it, etc] I feel it is completely unethical to sell products this way.  The fine print is part of the learning process of people who are just starting out training themselves.

 

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Benefits of Exercise Hampered by Zocor, Study Says - Zocor Lawsuit News

Benefits of Exercise Hampered by Zocor, Study Says - Zocor Lawsuit News | Sports Ethics: Burns, G. | Scoop.it
Benefits of Exercise Hampered by Zocor, Study Says Zocor Lawsuit News Adverse side effects of Zocor have been the subject of FDA warnings and mounting litigation, as patients who ingested the drug were later diagnosed with a range of health...
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I added this along with the other article about how these drugs are affecting people.  Things like these flood the market and then people flock to them hoping for the miracle results they are promising.  Having a background in sports, fitness, and nutrition will allow us to steer clients away from things like this.

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Training: When Too Much Is Just The Right Amount - Triathlete Europe

Training: When Too Much Is Just The Right Amount
Triathlete Europe
Even moderate cases of overtraining can seriously disrupt the training process and thus must be scrupulously avoided.
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I found this to be relevant because it states that beginners should not even think about trying this. So if a trainer has a group lesson and it is easier to do everyone at once, that doesn't mean that it is actually helping all members.  It could be potentially disastrous for someone who has yet to reach the same athletic level as the other members.

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To keep players off the sidelines, Dragoo stresses injury prevention ...

Jason Dragoo credits injury prevention programs developed by Stanford Sports Medicine and strength and conditioning specialists at the university with helping to keep Stanford's elite athletes in the game.
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"you can't win if you can't keep your players in the game"

 

This is true for more than professional sports. Teaching proper techniques to potential customers and keeping them healthy is very important. Not knowing how to avoid injuries or thinking that they are just part of the program in my opinion can be considered ethically wrong.

 

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News flash: Post-steroid sports world never really existed - The Spokesman Review

News flash: Post-steroid sports world never really existed - The Spokesman Review | Sports Ethics: Burns, G. | Scoop.it
News flash: Post-steroid sports world never really existed
The Spokesman Review
The second-biggest sports league in North America is waist-deep in what could be the biggest performance-enhancing drug bust in history, and thank goodness for it.
Gareth Burns's insight:

With this article basically stating that cheating with an ehancing drug is here to say, who does the blame fall on? In a physicall trainer position it would be my responsibility to keep these idea of using these short cuts out of the picture. There are plenty of ways to get results without cheating.

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New report highlights ethics and policy dangers of “military human enhancements”

New report highlights ethics and policy dangers of “military human enhancements” | Sports Ethics: Burns, G. | Scoop.it
Must read post at End the Lie - Independent News : By Madison Ruppert

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Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)
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Does this seem so far fetched?  Yes for now the technology remains at bay.  It hasn't created a "terminator" and hopefully won't be for some time.  However military develops technology that then becomes available on the market to the public. For example GPS is something we probalby all have used at some point or another.  As a matter of fact the majority of us have it on us in our pocket at all times now thanks to smart phones.  This was a technology created from the military.  Could something like these enhancements be the next PED 20 - 30 years down the road?

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Statins linked to muscle pain, sprains - Fort Bragg Advocate-News

Statins linked to muscle pain, sprains - Fort Bragg Advocate-News | Sports Ethics: Burns, G. | Scoop.it
Statins linked to muscle pain, sprains
Fort Bragg Advocate-News
Past studies have tied the popular cholesterol drugs to muscle weakness as well as the rare muscle-wasting disease rhabdomyolysis.
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I chose this article for the simple fact that I am a very strong advocate of not using drugs or medicines for health results. What I mean is things like fat loss pills, lowering cholesterol, or any of these wonder drugs as I like to call them are unnecessary.  For us to be professionals in the sports field we need to have the work ethic to learn about things like these medications and avoid offering them as a quick out when it comes to changing someone's body.

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Teens in court over rugby training death - TVNZ

Otago Daily Times
Teens in court over rugby training death
TVNZ
Two teenagers have appeared in court this morning in relation to the death of a 15-year-old after a school's rugby training last night.
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When something like this comes to light I always question who is at fault. I wonder if there was ever bullying that was overlooked in school or on the field.  I hope that if there ever was a form of bullying the coach didn't just put it down to boys being boys.  Something like this must have escalated from something else. Keeping a strong or fierce environment is one thing but this is what happens when it goes to far.

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Sturt Football Club chief medical officer David Martin treating more injuries in children [Australia]

Sturt Football Club chief medical officer David Martin treating more injuries in children [Australia] | Sports Ethics: Burns, G. | Scoop.it
SPORTS injuries caused from overuse are becoming more common among children and adolescents, Adelaide orthopedic surgeons have warned.

Via sportEX
Gareth Burns's insight:

This article refers the overuse of children in club sporting.  This can easily translate to a career field as a trainer.  Pushing people beyond their limits or thinking the idea of "no pain, no gain" is something that can potentially cause injuries that work against the progress of an athlete.

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Alex Rodriguez releases a statement about the Biogenesis stuff

Alex Rodriguez releases a statement about the Biogenesis stuff | Sports Ethics: Burns, G. | Scoop.it
Alex Rodriguez was one of several players implicated in the ongoing Biogenesis investigation by Major League Baseball.
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Implicated is the key word here.  The information was leaked which is unfortunate. His response was very direct and to the point. If he doesn't have anything to hide then this will not amount to anything.

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