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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Stop a Cramp

If you experience a spasm, move to the side of the road and do the following stretches:

Calf stretch

Step forward with your non-cramping leg. With the foot of your other leg flat on the ground, slowly transfer your weight on to your front leg until you feel the stretch in your cramping calf. Hold for 20 seconds. Release and repeat.

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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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