29 Mar '16, 7pm

Got a foot cramp? Here's how to fix it:

When the muscle fatigues, a failure in the communication process between the brain and the muscle occurs, resulting in the muscle contracting, but not relaxing afterward, leaving you with a muscle cramp. Muscle fatigue can be caused by many factors like dehydration, overtraining, or lack of circulation. To rule out hydration and electrolyte issues, simply increase your hydration and add some electrolytes. Proper hydration and electrolytes provide nourishment for hard working muscles and it’s easy to adjust your intake to rule this factor out. Advertisement Advertisement Next on the list of possible fatigue factors would be training and mileage. Are you doing too much, too soon? Have you increased your mileage or added speedwork recently? If so, try cutting back your weekly mileage volume by one-third for a couple of weeks and rebuild gradually. Follow the general rule of i...

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