Brain cramps


Brain Cramps would be fewer related to your electrolyte balance and more related to your muscles working hard and then sort of getting stuck in one position. For instance, a foot or calf cramp during the swim leg of an Iron man is not due to an electrolyte imbalance, it would be caused by the muscles in the foot or calf contracting in one position too long. Pointing the toes when you swim long distances may reason the muscles on the bottom of the foot to cramp.

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.

Conclusion

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.

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