Muscle Cramps

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Why 'Pickle Juice' Might Be the Perfect Sports Drink

Muscle cramps can end an athlete's dreams of victory in an instant. They normally crop up during pivotal situations late in a competition, and thei...

By: Brandon Hall

How the Benefits of Himalayan Pink Salt Compare to Those of Table Salt

Are there any Himalayan pink salt benefits or is it another fad in the nutrition world? The U.S. is finally shifting in a healthier direction with...

By: Nicholas Mortensen

What Every Athlete Can Learn From Ironman Record Holder Craig Alexander

A 2.4-mile swim. A 112-mile bike ride. A 26.2-mile marathon run. Just listing the components of an Ironman Triathlon can be enough to make ...

By: Brandon Hall

When Your Cramps Have Nothing to Do with Hydration or Electrolytes

When a cramp strikes during a game or practice, most people chalk it up to inadequate hydration or lack of electrolytes. That is often the case. A...

By: STACK Staff

The Obstacle Course Racer's Guide to Fixing Muscle Cramps

With the recent worldwide explosion of obstacle racing the subject of muscle cramps is always a hot topic for discussion. Setting the stage for a cramp...

By: Joe DiStefano

Latest Videos in Muscle Cramps

Game Changers: Can This Solution Actually Stop Muscle Cramps Instantly?

We put CrampsAWAY, and new product that claims to relieve muscle cramps within 15-60 seconds, to the ultimate test through a real-world case study. A sweaty two-hour workout caused an epic double hamstring cramp, setting up the perfect test.

Three Fueling Strategies for a Successful Workout

New York Jets nutrition consultant Wendy Meyer Sterling shares fueling tactics to use to maintain energy and hydration levels during a workout.

Salty Carb Sources

Wendy Meyer Sterling, New York Jets nutrition consultant, throws down top salty carb sources that can aid in replacing sodium and minimize muscle cramps.

Dan Graham on T&F Injuries: Muscle Cramps

Dan Graham, Assistant Athletic Trainer for the University of Georgia Track & Field talks about muscle cramps

Heidi Skolnik on Muscle Cramps

Nutritionist Heidi Skolnik discusses factors that contribute to muscle cramps.