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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Weird Science

Here's a wacky fix...

Study subjects who drank pickle juice stopped cramping faster than those who drank water. "The salt or vinegar may stimulate taste buds, sending a signal to the brain telling the cramping muscle to relax," says Kevin Miller.


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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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