Dehydration could very well be the culprit. I usually drink eight cups, but for the last few days, I've only been drinking six at most. Thanks everyone for the advice. This is one of the things I like most about SparkPeople!
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Drink pickle juice after your workout or when the cramps occur.
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Could be as simple as not enough water intake. How much water are you drinking? A good way to tell if its a dehydration issue is to look at your urine, it should be clear or very light yellow. If its a dark yellow, strong odor, and your getting leg cramps chances are its dehydration.
Are you doing a good warm up, and a cool down and stretch at the end of your routine? Have you tried increasing the potassium in your diet? I find just eating a banana regularly keeps me from getting leg cramps.
The back of my calf on my right leg has been cramping up a lot lately. I haven't changed my exercise routine. It still consists mostly of walking around my basement. I don't understand why it is cramping up, but does anyone have any idea how to stop the cramps or at least alleviate some of the pain/discomfort?
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