Help with Running Cramps

Running cramps, particularly running calf cramps, afflict everyone from the person going out for a morning jog, to elite athletes. And it's not just runners that get cramps they can be a factor in any sport - tennis, swimming, golf, cycling and triathlon. This site is dedicated to sharing ideas and information between sports people, athletes, health practitioners, anyone who enjoys training - for the best ways to prevent, avoid and treat muscle cramp.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Lack of hill training - the cause of cramps?

Acker meets his match in Boston: "Cramp"

This athlete from the Cayman Islands hit the nail on the head when he says that a lack of hill training in his preparation was responsible for his cramps in a qualifying marathon for Boston - resulting in him missing the Boston qualifiying time by just 3 minutes.

In the Ultimate Cramp Busting Guide, we specifically discuss the importance of training for cramp prevention.

You can read all the details in the book but we recommend anyone training for an event that's both long and has a reasonable hill component, particularly towards the end of a race, should dedicate more of their training time to hillwork and spend time doing some calf-specific exercises in the gym including seated calf raises.


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