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Unread 08-28-2009, 09:20 AM
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Unread 08-28-2009, 02:41 PM
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Talking Muscle Cramps

I'm prone to getting muscle cramps mainly in my legs during the carb load phase of UD2 if not properly hydrated.

Never get them during the actual workout, it's always several hours later and only during the carb load.
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Unread 08-28-2009, 02:53 PM
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I noticed I cramped A LOT when training Jiu Jitsu. Is there a relationship to cramping and being in positions at the end of or outside of your normal ROM?
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My biceps seem to be the most prone for whatever reason. Usually its dehydration and potassium deficiency.
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+1 on Jui Jitsu cramping, mainly in the arches of my feet
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+1 on Jui Jitsu cramping, mainly in the arches of my feet
Mine was the worst on like the outside of my hip and my groin/hamstrings, especially when going for triangles
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Wow I had no idea about the cramping with caffeine. Now I know why I get cramp at weightlifting meets.
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good read lyle, except this section might need revision: "Now, a potential issue specific to very low-carbohydrate diets (less than 100 grams of carbohydrate per day) and cramping per se is that the diet causes not only water loss. The water losses can vary massively from a low of perhaps 1-2 pounds up to 10-15 pounds in larger individuals. As well, very low-carb diets cause electrolyte losses and this can cause cramping and fatigue."

this should probably read "is that these diets cause water loss"
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Good article and I agree that this stuff is totally individual.

If I don't take at least 15 grams of salt every day (sometimes even more, depends if I'm doing cardio that day) I get really awful calve cramps (low carb).

The problem is that I drink a lot of water every day, which probably dilutes a lot of sodium and I lose a lot of salt during training as well.

Only problem with such a "massive" salt in take is serious bloating (I'm very close to finding the sweet spot of how much salt to take daily to not cause the serious bloating and prevent the cramps).

Oh, and unfortunately I can't get Lite Salt or anything similar here.
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good read lyle, except this section might need revision: "Now, a potential issue specific to very low-carbohydrate diets (less than 100 grams of carbohydrate per day) and cramping per se is that the diet causes not only water loss. The water losses can vary massively from a low of perhaps 1-2 pounds up to 10-15 pounds in larger individuals. As well, very low-carb diets cause electrolyte losses and this can cause cramping and fatigue."

this should probably read "is that these diets cause water loss"
Good catch, thanks.
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