Hey all- I was doing Leg Press last night(my last exercise for legs) and after my second set my foot TOTALLY cramped up! I literally had to take my sneaker OFF and stretch out my foot. It felt like my arch was closing in! It went away after about 10 min. needless to say I didn't complete the leg press! Any idea what the hell this could have been caused by? I didn;t drink coffee-so I know it was from to much caffeine....All opinions welcomed!!!!!!!!
you kindof already said this but maybe your arch was collapsing... im not a doctor and dont really know much, but all i really know that might help that is some Dr. Scholls or some insoles off those infomercials...
Originally posted by LAM
Was it a one-time thing or does it occur frequently?
It happened once before -but loonngg time ago- It feels like a charley horse but in my arch! I fell apart in the gym last night- after that incident I tried to run-only to get that annoying STABBING pain in my side! Guess I was just not meant ot have a productive workout ) : Double ) : ) : My smiley board doesn't work....
I have these things happen usually when I'm doing calves. But to be honestly noticed when my diet is clean they go away. The less water I drink the more often they happen though.
Not sure if that helps any.
"When I use the word intensity I mean the ability to continue past and through the pain barrier where your mind pleads to stop and in fact convinces your body that you have hit failure, but you push through. How far you push through that barrier is the level of intensity with which you train." -- Twin Peak
I've always sufferred with cramping, ever since my early teens, especially during/after swimming.
Now I've got into BB I have had cramps in my hands, calves & feet. I got some advice from a chat site here in the UK, she suggested using magnesium phosphate, but didn't advise of dosage/ best time to take/ where to get it from, etc.
Other advice I got was to "warm down" correctly, especially after cycling.
However, I have been taking ZMA (got some as a freebie) for some six weeks and I haven't had any cramping for nearly a month. I have combined this with correct warming down. Maybe my improving fitness is helping & I take a multi-vitamin as well.
My theory is that it is the magnesium. Hope this helps.
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