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Old 07-05-2007, 05:58 AM   #1
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Question Calf Cramps

I was working my calves for the first time in a very long time and I had very intense cramps whenever I started my repititons. The pain wasnt unbearable but I will not continue working them out because of it.

I had noticed over the years that I get cramps for no reason; my calves will start twitching and the cramp starts. This has been going on for many years but I have not actually worked out my calves during this time.

Is this abnormal? Are my calves just unusally susceptible to cramps? Can I do anything differently to not have cramps? I wasnt doing any high weights so its not like I put too much pressure of them. I put the weight to the lowest setting and I still had intense cramps.

Thanks

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Old 07-06-2007, 10:00 AM   #2
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Re: Calf Cramps

Dang12,

I find that magnesium helps with cramps.

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Old 07-09-2007, 09:15 PM   #3
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Re: Calf Cramps

Are you hydrated? What I mean is that many people get cramps on their legs when they are not properly hydrated from not drinking enough water. Eating a banana before you workout also helps.

Let me know how it goes.

 
Old 07-10-2007, 06:56 PM   #4
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Re: Calf Cramps

Are you stretching before and after? Best thing for cramps is potassium lack of it causes muscle weakness and cramping. Calcium and magnesium help too.

 
Old 07-11-2007, 01:27 PM   #5
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Re: Calf Cramps

Yes I do stretch before. I can actually get a severe cramp by stimulating them while sitting down; I can cause a cramp on cue and do it however many times I want. Not sure if this is normal but any pressure above the amount caused by walking, I will get a cramp. And its only in my calfs that I can do this.

I am also very hydrated at all times, I always drink alot of water.

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