16X9: What happens when the human body hits its breaking point?

ABOVE: In this week’s episode of 16X9, Mark McAllister explores what can happen when the human body is pushed beyond its limits.

You may have rung in 2014 like many other Canadians – vowing to finally commit to a fitness plan or diet.

Fitness bootcamps, Spartan workouts, and the growing CrossFit movement claim to give you a sculpted body.

Their intense drills do get results, but in some cases, working out to the extreme can be harmful, and even fatal.

Read More: The extreme culture of CrossFit

John Vivian is a certified CrossFit level 2 trainer and the co-founder of CrossFit Toronto affiliate gym.

He spoke to 16X9 about the growing trend of CrossFit fitness.

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Devin Radcliffe, a former Canadian soldier, pushed himself too far in a CrossFit workout.

He almost died after getting rhabdomyolysis.

Read More: Doctors warn of rhabdo, a deadly condition linked to over exercising

Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky is considered an expert in rhabdomyolysis.

He has seen his cases double in the past few years.

Watch the full Jan. 18, 2014 episode of Global’s 16×9


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