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Calf Cramp Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Calf Cramp.

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Smart Ways to Soothe Sore Muscles

Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have...  Read more

8 Lessons from My First 5K Race

I never considered myself a runner. I ran maybe once a week for 30 or 40 minutes, and then I wouldn’t feel like doing it again for a few days. Needless to say, I never really “get better” at running—I pretty much stayed the sa...  Read more

Exercise and Your Period

For two years I was a sex-ed teacher. One of my favorite subjects to teach was puberty, which required me to ever-so-gingerly reveal the story of the birds and the bees to a room full of red-faced fourth graders. Over the course of three days, I&rsqu...  Read more

Easy Vacation Exercises

We love them, we look forward to them, we talk about them for weeks before and weeks after – vacations. Those 1-2 weeks of the year when we get away from it all – work, responsibilities, car pools. Unfortunately, there is something el...  Read more

How to Use the Seated Calf Raise Machine

In this exercise, movement will come from the ankles. The Setup Sit on the seat of the calf raise machine. Place your thighs under the leg pad, just above your knees. Place the balls of your feet on the foot rest, allowing your ankles to hang...  Read more

I have the worst shin splints and calf pain when i
Updated 4/29/2015 11:41:39 PM

I have the worst shin splints and calf pain when i run. Ounce been running about 2-4 miles 4 days a week for two months and its still just d bad. I ggot new more supportive shoes and still they hurt. It really hinders my workout. Any suggestion?...  Read more

Help! Calf pain/cramping while running/walking?
Updated 4/24/2015 4:58:14 PM

Hi! I started running about two months ago (3/9/15). For the first week or so, my left calf muscle was very sore and cramped AFTER I ran. I had been going about 1 mile a day, alternating between 2-3 minutes running and 5-ish minutes walking. After...  Read more

I have muscular thighs and calves, too. I accept t
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I have muscular thighs and calves, too. I accept this: I will never have a "thigh gap", but I can improve the way my legs look by lifting weights, doing some cardio, and eating correctly....  Read more

Did my calf measurement this morning and I officia
Updated 4/12/2015 8:10:39 AM

Did my calf measurement this morning and I officially made it to standard calf boot size! Might not be huge for some people but for me its huge! I've always wanted to be able to wear cute high calf boots and it's going to be a reality soon! :)...  Read more

Pulled my calf muscle. Any one have any home remed
Updated 4/8/2015 8:11:22 PM

Pulled my calf muscle. Any one have any home remedies, besides r.i.c.e.?...  Read more

Get rid of leg cramps (Charley Horse)

At night time, I used to get cramps in my legs constantly. The best remedy that I have found recently and it works like a charm! Flex your foot towards you so that it lengthens the calf. The cramp will be gone immediately! It really works!...  Read more

Free exercise !!

Do calf raises while washing the dishes! The more dishes the more calf raises!...  Read more

I Love My Acupressure Mat!

Some possible benefits (upper/lower back): Liver, kidney, spleen; headache, fatigue, depression, insomnia; ease spine problems, sciatica, muscle spasm, cramps; immune system, digestion, elimination...  Read more

How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health

When you're constantly plowing through mile-long to-do lists and putting out family fires (the kids are fighting...again; the dog left you a "present" in the living room; you're out of OJ), it's easy to blame stress for whatever...  Read more

6 Calf Exercises for More Shapely Legs

Having strong calf muscles are what gives our lower legs that often sought after well-defined look, but having strong calf muscles also aids running and walking by allowing for ankle extension. While many of us find working the quadriceps (front t...  Read more

Screaming Calf Cramp

I had a GREAT walk on my treadmill yesterday. Since it was snowing outside I challenged myself by walking a little faster than typical on the treadmill. Felt terrific afterward and went through the rest of my Saturday without any difficulty. W...  Read more