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Running Cramps - Help!

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Every time I run toward the middle to end of my run I get cramps in my right side. I've read all kinds of stuff about this but nothing has worked for me. What helps for you?
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KJDOESLIFE 1/8/2013 12:52PM

    Stretch your arms up in the middle of a run. You don't have to stop, just reach up (esp on the side that hurts). Take deep breaths - try to imagine all of the air being pulled into your stomach, and push your tummy out a little. I get cramps if I try to tighten my stomach muscles to much when running. Hydration and potassium/sodium are also important. I hope it disappears for you!

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KLUVSTFORMERS 1/5/2013 5:31PM

    usually fgor me it means my potsasdium is low, try eating a banana as a preworkout snack, or u can also take suppliments if needed they are relitivly inesspensive and csan be fpound on the vitimin isle of your fav grocery store.

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GINNABOOTS 1/5/2013 2:17PM

    I am also a runner, I don't get the cramps on my right side anymore, but I used too. What used to help is to purse your lips and take deep breaths in and let them out still with your lips pursed. I read that years ago when I started running. It did work for me.

I know it sounds weird, but give it a try. Hope it does work for you.

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