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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As many as 39 per cent of distance runners may experience a cramp in their calves, hamstrings or quadriceps before they finish a race. While many people blame dehydration, Kevin Miller, an exercise scientist at North Dakota State University, US, says exhaustion is usually the culprit. Here's how to fix (and even prevent) spasms in your tired 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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