Hydrate and Take Electrolytes to Prevent Cramps in Those Hot Summer WODs, Right? Wrong! – Tabata Times

Hydrate and Take Electrolytes to Prevent Cramps in Those Hot Summer WODs, Right? Wrong! – Tabata Times

Article from Tabata Times

by MICHAEL ZWEIFEL

You’re in the middle of your day’s workout, and everything is going great until…

Bam! Down you go like a sniper hit your leg. Except it wasn’t a sniper, it was worse — the dreaded CRAMP.

We’ve all experienced the debilitating pain of a cramp and its ability to knock you out of training. Those suckers really do cramp your training style, and they hurt like hell.

We seem to know stretching and hydrating help to erase a cramp, but is that the best method of handling one? And what is a cramp, exactly? We know when we get one and what they feel like, but do we actually know what is happening and why? How do we prevent a cramp? And why do they hurt so much?

Well, that’s a lot of unanswered questions! Click the link below to get the answers…

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