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The Oregon High School Football Players

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

If you haven’t heard, over a dozen high school football payers from Oregon were sent to the emergency room. Looking at the situation the cause is pretty obvious, the coach is a moron and should be fired. Why do I say that? Take a look at how the kids were training:

“The players cycled through 30 seconds each of chair dips and push-ups, then repeated, decreasing the time of each cycle until they reached five-second intervals, then stopping to spot a partner. It was unclear how many times the cycle was repeated, although players said that by the end of the drill, which lasted longer than 20 minutes, their sweat had pooled into small puddles on the ground.

If a player wasn’t working hard enough, or was slacking off, everyone would have to reset and do the exercises again, Cordie said. Players got no water until after the workouts. No one was allowed to leave until everyone was done, he said. “

Now this was done in a  room that was at a temperature of around 115 degrees. This is just a giant recipe for disaster, which could have ended in the death of some of the kids. A coach (Kearin in this case) doing something like this with all the knowledge we have on proper training is inexcusable.

What is even worse is some of the school officials trying to point the finger at creatine monohydrate, a safe supplement. The reason for this was the presence of creatine in the blood work of the students. Well duh, when talking about rhabdomyolysis or compartment syndrome this should be expected.