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.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Cramps & Recovering From Injury

Cramps & Recovering From Injury

This article shows just how susceptible to cramping you can be when training to recover from an injury.

The athlete, Dean Tillema, sustained a fractured neck in a car accident and has recovered to post new personal best times for the 300m hurdles – he recently won the 300-meter hurdles at Rensselaer in a personal best time of 41.77 seconds.

Initially neck pain and muscle cramping was an issue during the recovery process. O combat this he incorporated a weight training program to increase his muscle mass.

In the Ultimate Cramp Busting Guide we discuss the role of weight training and cramp prevention in our chapter on training techniques and explain why it is so important when recovering from an injury.

Sometimes rest and recuperation – like that ‘forced’ on this athlete an be a significant factor in improving performance and promoting relief from painful leg and muscle cramps – we discuss this in more detail in our Chapter on Eastern healing techniques.

In fact we recommend that some professional athletes actually reduce their program by as much as 60% so that they can perform better – sounds crazy and it works.


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