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GRIZ1GIRL SparkPoints: (140,227)
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4/18/13 10:50 A

The BEST thing for my leg cramps is a BANANA! I always eat a banana before I workout--the potassium keeps my muscles from cramping. It's truly amazing--try it! :)

It Is What It Is.... :)
SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,449
4/18/13 10:14 A

Even walking slowly for a few minutes before you start your walk can get the blood flowing and help prevent cramping. Also make sure you're properly hydrated and wearing good shoes.

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
BRET50 Posts: 17
4/18/13 10:08 A

That may be my problem is not having a good warm up, any good suggestions

MKMMARTY Posts: 2,502
4/18/13 9:49 A

I have blisters on my toes - it hurts

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,449
4/18/13 9:28 A

Hello

Are you doing a good warm up before your walk? Are you wearing good shoes that fit properly and aren't worn out?

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
MAXINOVA SparkPoints: (27,274)
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4/18/13 9:27 A

This happens to me also. I try to stretch a bit before. Sometimes if it's bad I'll stop and stretch when it is happening. Slowing your pace down isn't a bad thing. It will just take you a bit longer but you will have roughly the same calorie burn. Just slow it down till the pain passed.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
4/18/13 8:51 A

happens to me too. I find that stretching before and after the walk really help. It hasn't been as noticeable when i speed walk.

:)
BRET50 Posts: 17
4/18/13 8:39 A

I have been walking for about 2 months, I decided it was time to get back into shape. I am 55 and I have lost 70 lbs with out any exercise only dieting. Since I have been feeling better since walking, but I get cramps or muscle tightness about 3/4 mile into my walk. If I slow my pace down it goes away but as soon as I pick up my pace it comes back. It doesn't matter if I am outdoors or on the treadmill. Does anyone have any ideas why this is happening

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