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    Arrow rubbing your leg once it cramps helps circulate the blood its very good for you!

    and Banananananananas

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfh1317 View Post
    Without a doubt. Leg cramps really kill your time out there and can basically cripple you. The pointing of your feet make them spasm so what i try to do is calf raises which push your toes up. Stand on a curb or ledge with your toes before you head out and raise your body up and down, really stretching your calves. thats about the best thing i can do and it seems to ease the pain but never rids me of them completely
    i would just say banannas. but when i work out and do lower body i always try to do some calf raises with how ever much i squat just to build the calfs. but banannas are always good for you. and dont forget after you have a bananna throw it on the ground so someone can slid on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbsurfer View Post
    i would just say banannas. but when i work out and do lower body i always try to do some calf raises with how ever much i squat just to build the calfs. but banannas are always good for you. and dont forget after you have a bananna throw it on the ground so someone can slid on it.
    You do realize that building muscle makes them TIGHTER, don't you? To be honest, I don't work out, and my calves are pretty buff from skateboarding, but you gotta stretch so there isn't an imbalance (think about the dude too buff to scratch his back).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbsurfer View Post
    i would just say banannas. but when i work out and do lower body i always try to do some calf raises with how ever much i squat just to build the calfs. but banannas are always good for you. and dont forget after you have a bananna throw it on the ground so someone can slid on it.
    You should be able to do wayyy more weight in calf raises than squatting.

    Oh and put salt on everything. The salt helps you retain the water in your muscles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakagrom View Post
    You should be able to do wayyy more weight in calf raises than squatting.
    Oh and put salt on everything. The salt helps you retain the water in your muscles.
    yes you are able to do more claf raises than squats. but since i already have my max squat weight on and if i did a heavy lift then i dont wanna go over what i can squat.

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    actually building the main muscles are good as it will make you faster and can help you with alot of stuff. now those body builders that are on tv that is ridicoulus and there is no need to have those big of muscles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staystoked View Post
    and Banananananananas
    this. yeah i dont really stretch and haven't had a cramp in 2 years because i started to pregame sessions with a gatorade and a quick snack. its all about deficiency out there, hydrate and supply yourself well beforehand (and afterwards )

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    bananas

    bananas and water

  8. Electrolytes Man

    It has been said already, but here is another vote for electrolytes being low. I work with athletes working on their explosive power and to increase their vertical jump, and see calf and quad cramps a lot. Quick stretching usually will get rid of the immediate cramp, but the real underlying cause is the electrolyte concentration in the muscles. We will usually have them eat/drink a "salt" tablet like nuun or the camelback electrolyte tabs because it hits their blood stream quickly and they are usually good to go. If you have this happening frequently, eat something before you head out, even just a banana. Mg, K, Na are the big three. Good luck.

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    I agree with the electrolite idea. I drink alot of water with electrolites and oxygenation. 365, Essentia. Makes a real difference. I used to get cramps alot but now almost never. I also run a mile before cold water surfing and run a little before warm water surfing. Lately I've been drinking monster which has the muslce regenerative ingrediants. Any kind of drink with that will regenerate the muscles and get rid of lactic acid are good. Stretch during each break and walk or jog around or dance a little. Simple yoga stretches and breathing into the muscles will help not to mention lots of sleep at night.

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    Calf cramps suck. I used to get them almost every time I went out (sponge) and they were painful and potentially dangerous since you're losing your primary means of moving through the water. This trick has worked for me 100% so far: don't point your toes when you kick and let your ankles flop around freely. I read about it on a site for swimmers and nothing has worked so well for me. Most people tend to point their toes involuntarily because it seems like your fins will work better that way. It feels weird at first and took a considerable effort to retrain myself to unlock my ankle but like I said it has completely fixed the cramp issue.