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.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Cramps affect goal keepers in the world cup

Coach cool to 'keeper's cramps

The fact that a professional goal keeper can develop cramps during a professional match shows once again that muscle cramps and leg cramps are due to more than hydration. While fluid intake is extremely important it's other factors such as electrolyte levels and overall training, flexibility and energy levels that will have a bigger role to play.

Admittedly the match is being played in the 2006 world cup in Germany in mid-summer and it's possible that hydration could be a factor for a player that hasn't estimated their fluid requirements correctly.

Even if you're in a sport that doesn't require much physical exertion you can still lose easily half a litre an hour in hot sun.


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