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Thread: cramps when doing a swimmings

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    Mr. Mulder's Avatar pepper your angus BT Rep: +10BT Rep +10
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    what does it mean when you get fucking awful cramps in your middle toe on your right foot and most of your right leg when swimming?

    Someone at work said it happens when you're unfit but no fucking way is that the case

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    Might be sharks


    Could just be dehydration?

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    Umm.. I think it has to do with how much physical labor you do while swimming, if you're about to go swim as fast as you can, then you will easily get cramp/s on your foot/s. Moreover it depends with what swimming style do you swim, since every other style contracts different muscles. Therefor different places where cramps might appear. Don't hold me for my word though, I'm not sure.
    Last edited by Hologram; 08-27-2009 at 10:38 PM.

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    Um if you want the real reason it's because you have deprived your muscle of it's primary fuel ( oxygen ) and it's been forced to work anaerobically .This result in the build up of lactic acid which results in cramps .
    In other words you are working in a way that is overtaxing the specific muscle which is cramping.
    Doesn't mean that all of you is unfit just a certain part.
    Last edited by IdolEyes787; 08-27-2009 at 10:46 PM.

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    Also could have to do with the water being cold not allowing proper blood flow and then the muscle wouldn't get enough oxygen either.

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    I'd go with you're a poof though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdolEyes787 View Post
    I'd go with you're a poof though.

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    The swimming is probably exercising muscles you don't normally use. Not that you're unfit, just that one muscle is unfit. So it is cramping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesco View Post
    The swimming is probably exercising a muscle that you don't normally exercise. Not that you're unfit, just that one muscle is unfit. So it is cramping.
    Kind of like the way your head hurts when you post, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tesco View Post
    Not that you're unfit, just that one muscle is unfit.
    Thanks for clearing that up.

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