Five Ways to Beat Cramp

Stop muscle spasms from ruining your next race with a series of stretches

Posted: 20 May 2011
by Adam Bean

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Prevent a Cramp

Try these jumping and hopping drills twice a week:

Two-way hops

Stand on your right leg. Hop forward and land on your left leg. Then hop back to the start position and land on your right leg. Jump sideways, landing on your left leg, and jump back to the start, landing on your right. Do three more sets, leading with alternate legs.

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thanks so much for these valuable exercises. I'll try them out right away specially that pickle juice thing I get painful cramps many times. so thanks so much for sharing.

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Posted: 30/05/2011 at 23:56

Does it matter what sort of pickle? I think I would throw up if I drank the juice off pickled onions in a race!
Posted: 24/08/2011 at 18:59

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