More of the brain cramps
Stretching the offending muscle can generally alleviate fatigue Cramps. So, if your calf cramps up, start responsibility a calf stretch. If it happens in the focus of your swim, you may have to improvise this stretch by reaching down and pulling your foot/toes upwards toward your shin. Another modus operandi is to contract the antagonist muscle until the cramped muscle relaxes, then stretch the cramped muscle. For instance, if your hamstring cramps, contract your quads until the hamstring releases. If your calf cramps, contract your shin muscles awaiting the calf releases. But better yet is to stretch all well before you start exercising so that the muscles are loose to begin with. And leg cramps during the swim do occur - most probable due to the fact that the majority of triathletes train in a pool where pushing off the walls and resting between sets allows the calves to stretch out. That doesn't occur during a race, and the calves are more prone to cramping.
Brain Cramps require to be stretched as well, but until the electrolyte imbalance is corrected, they won't disappear. And here's the real kicker - if one muscle group is cramping since your system is low in sodium, it's quite likely that other muscle groups are not far behind. So, when you pull your heel towards your ram to stretch your cramping quad, don't be surprised if your hamstring goes into spasm. It is much harder to stretch out cramps when your electrolyte inequity is off. So, the best way to stop this is to make sure that you take in enough sodium during a race to prevent hyponatremia - or low sodium levels. If cramping is occurrence well after exercise had stopped, like in the middle of the night, it's likely that you are still not in an electrolyte balance, you may be dehydrated, or you just didn't stretch things out properly after you finished exercising.
Cause of leg cramps
Leg cramps are muscle spasms wherever in the leg. They generally occur at night and can result in sudden, painful spasms. If you are commonly bothered by leg cramps, check with your doctor to rule out medical conditions that may be causing the...
Muscle cramp and spasm are a bothersome condition that involves a sudden, involuntary contraction and tightening of a muscle that will not immediately relax. Muscle cramps and spasms can grip part or all of a muscle, or a number of muscles within a...
Cramps after sex
One should speak with the practitioner about what sexual positions are safest as your pregnancy progresses. For instance, after the fourth or fifth month, a pregnant woman shouldn't lie flat on her back during sex, because it could put too much...
Cramps - Do You Suffer From Them?
A cramp is an unpleasant sensation which is caused by contraction, usually of a muscle. There can be various reasons for a cramp as also a cramp can occur in various parts of the body. A cramp can be caused by cold or overexertion. Stomach cramps...
What is foot cramp and how it occurs: Most of the people must have suffered the leg cramps at least at once. The foot cramps is a very common disease. the cramps can occur in the body at any time. There are many reasons of the cramps, which will be...
Gas Cramps -
All people suffer from gas at one time or another. Some of them suffer most of the times. For some, gas may be a feeling of fullness after eating (also called bloating), and for some others, it is abdominal cramps, and for few others it may be...
Learning about muscle cramps -
A cramp can be defined as an involuntary and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax. Cramps may affect any muscle under your voluntary control that is skeletal muscle. Muscles that span two joints are the ones that are most prone to...
Painful menstrual periods are noticeable by crampy lower abdominal pain. A woman may feel sharp pain which comes and goes, or have dull, achying pain. Painful menstural periods may also lead to back pain. Painful menstruation affects many a women....
One very familiar consequence of normal menstrual periods is uterine cramping or dysmenorrhea. Mild to moderate cramping is considered normal and is generally easily treated with ibuprofen or other over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicines. ...
Thigh cramps are caused by prolonged spasms, or involuntary contraction of a muscle. Thigh cramps, especially those of the legs, are extremely common, more so in the elderly. Although not dangerous to health, in some cases they may be symptoms of an...
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