whats the best thing for muscle cramps? mostly in the legs. i know bananas work.
staying properly hydrated.
Ive played basketball, soccer, baseball and i never got cramps when i had enough water to drink.
And i believe its the potassium in bananas.
need to make sure you keep a balance of electrolites...poseidon is a great product for this.
but, in the end future pilot is right on the money!
i must not be drinking enough water then, thanks for the advice
Agreed Poseidon(electrolytes in general..) will help keep from cramping up. Up your water intake and if you still cramp up look into some sort of electrolyte replenishing drink
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so i should start drinking more water and Gatorade?
The betst thing to do is get the smart water containers (the 55ouncers) and put poiwerade/gatorade mix in that and drinkin that all day. I usually do that then 1 of those during workout so theres a about a gallon of water right there.
use powder gatorade, it hasvs fructose in the regular drink . . . and MUCh cheaper
Gatorade? Na Stay clear of the high fructose corn syrups!!! If you lift while doing prone to gasious stomache. Plus that sh** isn't the best. I would use like said above the power or other good supplement! Water though and gatoraid, or a good multi-vitamin can clear it up for you fast and add to a lacking diet!
Here is a breakdown of electrolytes/cramping i have posted in the Havoc Write-up. I agree that poseidon is paramount in its prevention during high intensity sports and/or training:
-Fluid/electrolyte intake: It is also very important that you keep your fluid and electrolyte(sodium,potassium,c alcium,magnesium) intake very sufficient throughout the day. Fluid/electrolyte loss through training depletes interstitial fluids(basically the fluid that lies outside of the cells)which also attributes to muscle pump/cramping issues, and here's how:
Painful muscle pumps/cramps occur due to loss of the osmotically active particles(mainly NaCL or salt) outside the cell within the interstitial spaces. This causes a disturbance in the osmotic balance(pull) of fluid moving in and out of muscle cells. This then results in muscle cells excessively swelling(because they contain more osmotically active particles and fluid)and you develop very painful pumps. This process can also lead to problems with the calcium pump inside muscle cells. This will cause VERY painful cramps due to the muscle being locked in a contractive state. This is why adequate fluid and electrolye intake during training is very important to maintain this balance and prevent these issues.
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yeah i went and got a lot of water, bananas, a multi vitamin that is time realeased, and powder gatorade
i frequently get muscle cramps myself.
i recommend taurine.