• Question: how can i stop getting cramps?

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      Asked by RS Sport to Andy, Chris, Harriet, Jess, Nikki on 14 Mar 2016.
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        Nikki D'Arcy answered on 14 Mar 2016:

        Hi RS Sport

        I think eating a healthy diet with enough electrolytes is a good start, maybe a banana before training. Make sure you warm up and stretch out too, that will help.

        they are super painful aren’t they!??

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        Harriet Reid answered on 14 Mar 2016:

        Cramps happen when the amount of salts and water in your muscles get out of balance. To prevent them as Nikki said eat well, and stretch. Also remember to drink plenty of water while exercising. If it’s a big problem for you I’d go and see your doctor.

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        andy chapman answered on 14 Mar 2016:

        Lots of stretching before hand and warm ups always helps me. If its when you are running I would suggest ditching running and start cycling!

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        Christopher Blanford answered on 14 Mar 2016:

        Hi RS Sport

        WebMD is a reliable resource: http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/muscle-spasms-cramps-charley-horse

        So, it depends on when the cramps happen.


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        Jessica Groppi answered on 15 Mar 2016:


        I think if you drink a lot of water and stetch carefully and regularly you will be fine.