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

Running Cramps Aren't the Main Problem for This Idiot

Check out this article on Oklahoma University's running back Adrian Peterson - leg cramps and running cramps are the least of this guy's problems

He may be regarded as one of the greatest running backs for OU, but one look at his training program is enough to convince me that this guy is on a 'career-shortening' collision course with physical disaster.

Imagine running in extreme heat and ignoring leg cramps and the advice of your conditioning coach or holding onto 80 pound dumbells while leaping from a 36 inch platform.

At 6-foot-2, 215 pounds this football athlete is destined to join many of his peers in either an early retirement or an early death from stroke or heart attack.

He may be regarded as one of the greatest, but his training methods are prehistoric when compared with the 'medical training' approach adopted by some of the most progressive and wealthy playing teams in the world . . . and for that you will have to look outside the borders of the U.S.A.


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