Lita Collins does a deadlift during a CrossFit workout at Ross Valley CrossFit on March 14, 2014 in San Anselmo, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP)
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With challenging workouts from ultramarathons to endurance events on obstacle courses all the rage, fitness experts say more and more weekend warriors are leaping into extreme activities before looking into the perils of overdoing it.Recent research studies suggest extreme over-exercising can cause conditions like sleeplessness, blood poisoning, fractures or heart damage.Elite athlete and running coach Tom Holland said he has seen an explosion in the number of extreme fitness events over the last decade.A recent Australian study of ultramarathoners found that extreme exercise may trigger blood poisoning in people who haven't trained properly.Ochiai said the cardiovascular benefits of moderate exercise far outweigh the risk of injury.
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