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Cramps: The Athlete's Nightmare


Despite modern science, the true cause of exercise-induced cramps is not known. It is the racer’s worst nightmare: you are running along and suddenly your calf seizes up or you are crippled with a muscle cramp. It is the most Read more

The Fat Burning Power of Cold Weather Workouts


It’s winter, so let’s carry on! When winter rolls around and temperatures begin to fall, do you shut down or layer up? Hibernating until the start of summer and better morning light might sound like a good plan; that is, Read more

Cramps: The Athlete’s Nightmare

Sport, Sports Injuries, Training

Cramps cartoonDespite modern science, the true cause of exercise-induced cramps is not known.

It is the racer’s worst nightmare: you are running along and suddenly your calf seizes up or you are crippled with a muscle cramp. It is the most mystifying of running problems. The truth is that we still don’t know much about these debilitating muscle issues. “Nobody knows what causes cramps,” say researchers.

There are, however, a number of theories. Read more