cramp

Discussion in 'Basic Training Principles and Methods' started by shakeel, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. shakeel

    shakeel New Member

    am using test 500 mg week and using creatine.recently am suffering from cramps calves and hams.unbearable pain for 20 s.any idea why is this and what can i do to minimise it?
     
  2. Kickboxer

    Kickboxer New Member

    Are you drinking enough water?
     
  3. micmic

    micmic New Member

    There are many theories about what causes cramps. Some say that calcium, magnesium, potassium, salt, hydration etc. may help. If your bodyfat is below 7-8% some say that cramps are unavoidable because there is not optimal insulation of neurons. From what I've read lately, it seems that electrolyte imbalance is not considered anymore the main reason for cramps. It is more probable that cramps have something to do with a neural mechanism related to fatigue.

    My personal experience has been that below a certain bf level cramps become more often when I'm tired. Avoiding overtraining and getting good rest has eliminated cramps for me.
     
  4. Singleton

    Singleton New Member

    It's probably the creatine.

    Drink more water.
     

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