Thread: Leg cramp this morning
09-10-2004, 02:04 PM #1
Leg cramp this morning
I woke up for PT at 5 this morning and extended my foot and had a HUGE cramp in my right calf. It was the worst one Ive ever had. Yesterday was a 5 mile ruck march and today was just a pushup pyrimid to 15 and 16min straight ab exercises. Then 30-60's running. The whole two hours it felt like my leg was gonna fall off. Anyone have these before? Anything help them at all? AandF, I know you have, I watched as you had one durning Simpsons one day. Its 330 in the afternoon and I can still feel it a bit.
09-11-2004, 12:28 AM #2
Yeah dude calf cramps suck a dick. I about had one after legs the other day, when i was walking i could feel it coming so i just stopped and sat down for a minute... thank god, I would have been rolling around on the ground.
Theyre most prone to happen when youve been lying down or sitting for awhile and you stretch or start moving.
Last edited by AandF6969; 09-11-2004 at 01:09 AM.
09-11-2004, 12:37 AM #3
dude charlie horses are the worst, it might be the lack of potassium you are intakin
09-11-2004, 01:31 PM #4
i used to get em all the time in the middle of the night, usually the night after working legs. the worst one i can remember lasted for almost a whole minute. i was on the floor on the verge of tears.
cramping usually means you're dehydrated. pop a multi and drink more water. hell, if you're not concerned with the sugar, down some gatorade.
here are two valuable bits of info i thought i'd share:
1. alcohol [with the exception of certain wines] acts like a diuretic. meaning if one were to get hammered after an intense leg workout, don't be surpirsed to be the recipient of some violent cramping. again, a multi or a chaser(tm) before sleep usually works for me. [-sidenote: dehydration is often the cause of hangovers as well, so a multi before bed after a hard night of drinks even on non-workout days isn't a bad idea, either.]
2. the best thing to do when you get a cramp is to stretch the muscle. for example, when you get a cramp in your calf, just straighten out your leg, and then point your toes up and heel down. it might hurt for a second at first, but once you've fully stretched it, the cramp should stop immediately.
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