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Ploy metrics leg cramps
Ploy metrics leg cramps
12/11/12 7:23 AM
Hi,
I just started p90x a few days ago. I did the plyometrics for the first time today and my legs completely cramped on the first jump after the lunges. It was a little scary I've ne'er cramped like that before. I don't have any health problems besides weight and I followed all advice such as not eating an hour before and drinking water. This is a setback for me. Any advice.
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RE: Ploy metrics leg cramps
12/11/12 7:41 AM as a reply to Alieckman.
How much water did you drink through the day? Dehydration can cause muscle cramps. Try to drink at least 100 oz of water every day, that at least 8-9 glass.

Or lack of carbs and potassium could also be a cause of muscle cramp, try eating a banana pre-workout.
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RE: Ploy metrics leg cramps
12/11/12 12:35 PM as a reply to Alieckman.
Alieckman, welcome to the world of plyometrics! If this is your first venture into jump training, then some cramping is normal. We all get it. As you continue to work out, it will go away. If it comes right back after a rest period, try doing the modified version that Pam does. It is low impact. Also, if your floor is not shock-absorbent (like concrete) try using a rubber mat, like a weight mat. They sell them in sporting goods stores and they come in different thicknesses.

There is a reason why this part of the program only happens once a week. It takes the body at least 48-72 hours to recover from the work. Take your time and do low impact until your body can handle it better.

If on the other hand the problem persists, you may have something else going on. See a doctor who can help solve the matter.

Hope this helps,
Brian
P90X Certified
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RE: Ploy metrics leg cramps
12/11/12 12:23 PM as a reply to brianfine.
What he said.
brianot:
Alieckman, welcome to the world of plyometrics! If this is your first venture into jump training, then some cramping is normal. We all get it. As you continue to work out, it will go away. If it comes right back after a rest period, try doing the modified version that Pam does. It is low impact. Also, if your floor is not shock-absorbent (like concrete) try using a rubber mat, like a weight mat. They sell them in sporting goods stores and they come in different thicknesses.

There is a reason why this part of the program only happens once a week. It takes the body at least 48-72 hours to recover from the work. Take your time and do low impact until your body can handle it better.

If on the other hand the problem persists, you may have something else going on. See a doctor who can help solve the matter.

Hope this helps,
Brian
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