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Legs Have Been Getting Cramps


#1

Hey guys

The past couple of week after training, my legs (more specifically behind my knees and up) have been feeling like they want to cramp up if i do something sudden or strenuous.
Is there something that i am missing from my diet?

a typical day for me would be
Breakfast - Protein powder with skimmed milk, 80g oats and a hand full of frozen mixed berries
Lunch - Meat and veg (e.g. today i have 2 home made lean mincemeat burgers with broccoli, Brussels and spinach.
Evening workout of rugby training (very little weights and lots of sprinting/push up drills) or the gym (lifting only).
Post workout protein shake
Dinner - usually veggie quorn or something equally crap as GF is a veggie, with some sort of carbs and veg.

Is there something that i can add to my diet to decrease the feeling of wanting to cramp or is it a case of me not warming down well enough after exercise?

Thanks in advance
Ken


#2

3 meals a day and a shake and you ask if there is anything missing? lol!

You should be more specific… for example if you really think it is diet - then you should include Potassium and Sodium levels as well as Macronutrient ratio’s and totals - and cals too.

And you should be more specific with what the issue is as just saying - [quote]“feeling like they want to cramp up if i do something sudden or strenuous”[/quote] is really nowhere near enough.

It comes across as very strange that you attributed this to your diet - why did you?


#3

Shit - didn’t pay attention. Eat more starchy carbs PWO - that will help.


#4

Thanks Brook

Sorry i wasnt more specific but im not really sure myself about what it is. Im only just starting to learn about the this damn body of mine and what it does, i was as specific as possible lol

I thought it could be food related because wrongly or rightly, when i was a kid i was always told too much salt will give you cramp. Now i know i am not eating too much salt because i dont add it to anything but i could be not eating enough of something like potassium as bananas arnt part of my diet right now.

Thanks for the info, i will try to add some thing PWO that will help with starchy carbs.

Cheeers
Ken


#5

bananas, kiwis and apricots will solve your problem