3/28/2013 4:25pm, #21
3/29/2013 12:16am, #22
Seriously HTFU already. The muscle cramp has to be stretched out to lengthen the muscle out. Yes it hurts for a couple of seconds.
PHROST - calf cramps, shove the ball of the foot of the affected leg against the nearest wall and push against the direction of the cramp. Also relax, breathe normally after the cramp dissipates or I find it goes again for another round (especially toe cramps).
If you're upright (cramped foot at the back, I prefer to push against the ball of the foot rather than stand flat footed):
If you have friends:
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3/29/2013 9:24am, #23
3/29/2013 10:15am, #24
Exercise associated muscle cramps can and do often occur in a state of adequate hydration and electrolyte balance.
Think writer's cramp, duh.
So yes, maybe you did overdo it.
(You still need to htfu.)
Scientific evidence in support of the “electrolyte depletion” and “dehydration” hypotheses for the aetiology of EAMC comes mainly from anecdotal clinical observations, case series totalling 18 cases, and one small (n = 10) case–control study. Results from four prospective cohort studies do not support these hypotheses. In addition, the “electrolyte depletion” and “dehydration” hypotheses do not offer plausible pathophysiological mechanisms with supporting scientific evidence that could adequately explain the clinical presentation and management of EAMC. Scientific evidence for the “altered neuromuscular control” hypothesis is based on evidence from research studies in human models of muscle cramping, epidemiological studies in cramping athletes, and animal experimental data. Whilst it is clear that further evidence to support the “altered neuromuscular control” hypothesis is also required, research data are accumulating that support this as the principal pathophysiological mechanism for the aetiology of EAMC.
69% of the subjects experienced EAMCs when they were hydrated and supplemented with electrolytes.
Serum electrolyte concentrations and hydration status are not associated with exercise associated muscle cramping (EAMC) in distance runners
or here, from way back in 1986:
The results suggest that exercise‐induced muscle cramp may not be associated with gross disturbances of fluid and electrolyte balance.
So on top of that i have no idea how so many of you are so sure you know what's going on in Phrost's bloodstream.
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3/29/2013 12:12pm, #25
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3/29/2013 6:32pm, #26
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What's supps are you taking? That matters...
Are you hydrating with water and eating your fuckin banannas for potassium to prevent cramping -- also temps in the room -- if it's hot as **** -- you can't go balls to the wall like you would in an average temp setting.
3/29/2013 9:39pm, #27
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I'd only taken caffeine, in the form of coffee that day.
I think. Maybe a small amount of creatine mixed with protein powder.
3/29/2013 11:32pm, #28
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