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Some Things to Worry About


#1

so a couple days ago after a heavy squat day for me i was taking a dump and my quad on my left leg cramped up and then i panicked and part of my glute and lower back started to cramp. lets just say it didnt end well but i managed not to crap on myself which is a plus

What kinds of things do you all worry about after lifting that most non-lifters would never consider worrying about?

Another story: After a rough rugby game i was sleeping and my calf cramped up something fierce along with my hamstring on the same fucking leg and it was such a shock waking up like that, that i kicked out as hard as i could pretty much to try to extend my leg to get it to stop cramping and kicked my girlfriend off the bed. All bad.
Lets here your stories


#2

lol at kicking your girlfriend part hehe

LOLs aside well. I normally cramp when I’m not hydrated. Just drink more water for the time being?


#3

I believe that you can solve this issue and prevent any recurrence by increasing your potassium intake(banannas for example) and stay hydrated throughout the day.


#4

Had a bad cramp in my calf once when I was at the movies with my gf…like, really bad. After ME squat too, interesting. Now the thing wouldn’t go away for what would seem hours so maybe 2-3 minutes hehe. It left me with serious DOMS for the next 4-5 days.

First time I ever had something else than my feet cramp, and it’s nothing fun I share your pain !


#5

I never had a calf cramp (charlie horse) in my life. But I’ve had butt and ham cramps which occur after squatting after a layoff.