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Involuntary Over-Contraction

Ab cramps?! really, I’ve never had the pleasure but i can imagine the pain. I got a narly one in a quad (interior thigh) once while i was eating lunch.

I just dropped to the floor it was so bad. all the restaurant goers thought i was choking or having a heart attack. I’ve read its due to dehydration or possibly a potassium deficency. My two centavos.

If it happens again, stretch (lengthen) the effected area immediately. It can be tempting to give into the cramp and let it contract, but you can end the overcontraction before it gets out of control by stretching it immediately as you feel it coming on.