When Your Cramps Have Nothing to Do with Hydration or Electrolytes

Jordan Metzl, a sports medicine doc, differentiates nutritional cramps from functional cramps and tells how to prevent them.

Functional cramps take more work. They usually strike the big muscles (the quads, hamstrings and calves are common victims), and they can stop you dead in your tracks. Metzl offers several prehab and strength-building techniques that can help you prevent them, allowing you to perform your activity with more confidence.

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