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Soleus Cramping During Squats


#1

Does anyone else get cramps in their calves when they squat? I squat narrow, high-bar in Olympic shoes. Sometimes the cramps get so bad I can barely walk after squatting. I foam-roll my outer calves which is excruciatingly painful, but then it goes away and everything is fine.

Thoughts?


#2

[quote]Silyak wrote:
Does anyone else get cramps in their calves when they squat? I squat narrow, high-bar in Olympic shoes. Sometimes the cramps get so bad I can barely walk after squatting. I foam-roll my outer calves which is excruciatingly painful, but then it goes away and everything is fine.

Thoughts? [/quote]

Sounds like ankle mobility could be the culprit here.


#3

I think thats a fairly common thing for squatting that way, and I would have to agree with the ankle mobility part.


#4

Kelly Starrett will fix you -