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.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Potassium has Nothing to do with Running Cramps and Leg Cramps

In this article on running cramp and swimming crmap advice for triathletes, Dr Jay Kerner (a veteran triathlete, certified USA Triathlon Level 1 coach, the director of podiatric surgery at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, New York) - gives some great advice, but gets it wrong when he says that Potassium deficiency is responsible for cramping.

Click here for the article in Triathalon Magazine

In fact potassium is one of the most common minerals we absorb, it's in abundant supply in most of the food we eat and is easily absorbed.

It's the other minerals such as magnesium and calcium that should be the focus from a nutritional point of view and these are discussed in great detail in The Ultimate Cramp Busting Guide.


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