We All Hate Cramp, Here's How To Prevent It

Having muscle cramps after you have worked out and don't know why? Did you know the most common places of cramp are the calf, thigh and arch of the foot. Cramps happen when you work out hard, so do not be alarmed. However, the reason for the cramps could be down to a number of things. For instance, you may need to check your diet, making sure you consume enough salt, potassium and calcium to prevent cramping. When you workout you lose important electrolytes, so it's important to put them back into your body. An electrolyte/isotonic drink is great for this. Other ways to prevent cramping is stretching and making sure you drink enough water. If your cramps persist, it is always good to see your doctor.

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Job Role Nutritional and Fitness Advisor Qualifications Premier International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy Scott has always been active growing up being involved in different sport teams and individual sports such as boxing and Jiu Jitsu. It wasn't until Scott dislocated his left knee during a Jiu Jitsu Competition when he developed a new passion which was going to the gym. Scott studied an International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy which he has used for over 8 years in the Fitness Industry. Scott has been successful in his field in the UK and in other countries of the world. He has helped many people achieve their goals in Fat Loss, Weight gain, Hypertrophy and other areas of Health and Fitness. Scott is very passionate and is a big motivator who is going to provide you with expert advice and looks forward to helping you with your goals. There is more to see of Scott as he will be competing in Fitness Modelling competitions this year and next so keep a look out for him.


  • Stephen
    August 1, 2013 Stephen

    I've had cramp in my abs before, doing weighted situps, it's horrible as I needed to roll over and stretch, but couldn't straighten enough to roll over. If you feel the twinge of cramp coming on in your abs, take it easy is my advice.
    The rest of the time, in my thigh mostly

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