The KarJenners nonsensical chatter on KUWTK ranges from which child is Kris Jenner’s fave to coming up with some plot-driven scheme to play on one another, but this season (episode 10, "Dog Tired") Khloe Kardashian casually brought up how she bruised her vagina in SoulCycle class during one of those infamous convos, and we were horrified. “I bruised my puss in SoulCylce,” KoKo recalls about her first time taking a class. She tells Kendall how she wasn’t sure what was going on down-there afterward but she swore she had an STD, so she visited her gynecologist who informed her it was just a bruise most likely caused by the popular workout. “I’ve never had a bruised puss. Who knew that could happen?”
We sure didn’t! SoulCycle is a staple workout for many celebs, even Michelle Obama has credited SoulCycle to her fit physique. While it didn’t stop Khloe from attending classes regularly, we got to thinking what else could go wrong while spinning?
Rhabdomyolysis is a condition that causes the breakdown of muscle tissue. Rhabdo is very rare and not specific to spinning, but there was a woman who was hospitalized after her first SoulCycle class, so it’s still worth watching out for. Another woman, who did not work out regularly, was diagnosed with rhabdo after attending a cycling class.
The takeaway here is if you’re not use to training at intense levels, listen to your body and take it easy. Vida Health coach Liz Schenk suggests taking no more than three high-intensity classes/workouts a week with a day in between workouts.
TMJ, as it’s often called, is the tightening of the neck and jaw muscles and has been linked to people who spin often. This can lead to chronic pain and limited jaw motion. Yikes!
This may be an overuse injury, but can apply here. When your bike seat is too high, your foot remains in a flexed position, which puts added stress on the Achilles tendon. Patellar tendinitis is a variation of this caused by a bike seat being too low.
Earlier this year, a woman impaled herself on a stationary bike at SoulCycle, and while this is probably the most unlikeliest of scenarios, it still happened. According to her lawsuit, she was left dangling by her right leg as the workout music drowned out her screams for help. She had to have to 50 stitches, so yeah, we’ll never think about spin the same way again.
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