Re: beginer runner getting side cramps
Researchers aren't sure what exactly causes side stitches, but you can try these tips that seem to help people:
-if you get side-stitches when you exercise after eating, try waiting for 30 to 90 minutes after a meal to exercise
-if you're exercising at high intensity, for prevention, do a good warm-up at a slow, easy pace. If you want to increase the intensity of your workouts, do so gradually
-researchers have found that people with better aerobic fitness tend to get fewer side-stitches. So, keep working out at an even pace -- the more you build up your endurance and cardiovascular fitness, the less likely you are to wind up with a side-stitch
Hope this helps & good luck!
Last edited by amaranthine; 07-08-2005 at 08:01 AM.