As the title says, I have muscle cramping in my calf. I done calf's (calves?) on Thursday at the end of a workout. and 4-5days later its still killing me. Thought it would of been grand by the weekend but not, anyone have any idea's why and what could be done? Every so often I feel it about to cramp but shake it out because I cant stand the cramping
The usual culprits are potassium deficiency and greatly exceeding your work capacity. Calves seem to have a tough time recovering because they're used so often, especially for an active person.
Was that the first time you've worked them in a while? Did you pound the shit out of them?
This was my second or third time training them. And I did go heavier than I normally would so maybe that is the reason.
I already know the answer to this question, but I'll bite anyway:
Do you ever do any MOBILITY or SOFT TISSUE WORK on your calves?
lol I'm not gonna lie, I havnt a clue what this is..so I'm gonna say no
Okie dokie. I'm gonna say take the extra couple of minutes to include both of these in your warm up on days that you train calves. I have a hard time believing this problem will persist after a few weeks if you make a habit of it =)
You can do the first one with a tennis ball too if you don't have a foam roller available. I would recommend doing them in the order posted as well. Remember on the second one that it is not a static stretch, but more of a pulsing motion. Feel free to do these after a calf workout as well, in which case you can let the second one be a longer static stretch.