I had really bad cramps in my calves tonight. I was talking to a guy at the gym and he said I might not be getting enough electrolytes. Anyone want to expand on this? Just looking for help.
I've heard potassium shortage can cause cramps also. ?
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Potasium sodium, calcium are a few. i can't think of any others right now. ca is a neurotrasmitter i believe, and Na and K work together, in a 2:3 or 3:2 ratio.
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Have a banana everyday.
It is high in potassium, and will help you out.
Im assuming you have enough calcium with your shakes...?
Yeah my legs and calves used to cramp up A LOT!!! But I eat a bananna a day and I don't cramp up any more. What sucks the most is when your in bed and out of the blue you get a cramp in your calf and you have to jump up quickly and walk it off, its a pain!
Its lactic acid build up in your calves, im pretty sure its caused by an anaerobic thing, its been a while since biology class thouh.. Drink more water.
Nah. Not lactic acid. I drink a good 1.5 gallons of water a day.
I hadn't even worked my calves out when they cramped. I was just trying to warm them up...
Bananas, that's the ticket. Gotta replace the potassium every once a while.
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ROFL, oh man - I usually wait until I'm on the freeway to do that. What an idiot! -teufy doing what he does best.
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For some reason Tonic Water is supposed to help. I have heard this on several occasions.
Sounds like someone hasnt been taking his Flintstone chewables tuttut
Last edited by Budiak; 03-07-2002 at 08:29 PM.
I have so!
I'm starting to eat a banana a day. See if it has any effect next week.