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comment Warming up calf muscles for general work out session
Had no no such injuries. Thanks for the lunges suggestion, this is somewhat similar to how I stretch the calves after workout. I just tried the knees to standing with left leg first and it felt really strange, I definitely need to use that leg more in general. Thanks man.
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comment Warming up calf muscles for general work out session
I can perform the exercise fine if I lower the weight one step. But then I get 15-20 reps, at my current work out scheme I'm supposed to increase weight as soon as I can do 15 reps.
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comment Warming up calf muscles for general work out session
I've suffered from a stomach flu and skipped training for a week, went back yesterday and again my left calve cramped up. This time an instructor was there and I asked him for advise, he mentioned salt intake and also try switching from the crosstrainer to running the treadmill with a slight angle upwards (1 degree or so) to really warm up the calves. Gonna try this tomorrow. I don't drink coffee so I don't have any (notable) caffeine consumption. I try to drink a lot the days I work out, during office hours before and also during the work out, so I'm not sure that's the problem either.
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comment Warming up calf muscles for general work out session
I did some ankle circles today at work and tried to drink more water than usual, didn't really help. I tried lowering the weight one step on the machine and managed maybe 10-12 reps, unfortunately I felt the cramp coming after that and had to stop before really tiring myself out.
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comment Warming up calf muscles for general work out session
Didn't find any rope today so I tried some general stretch exercises after the cross trainer. I felt the cramp coming when using the leg machine so I lowered the weight one step and it helped a bit, perhaps I need to build up some more strength on lower weights. Anyway, I'll try some rope jumping next time, gonna get a rope from a sport store this weekend.
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comment Warming up calf muscles for general work out session
Thanks, I'll try some ankle circles today and lightly stretching the calves after warm up. Gonna get a lot of water as well.
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comment Warming up calf muscles for general work out session
Rope jumping seems like a great idea, never thought of that. Haven't seen any ropes around that section of the gym though, I'll look around tonight.
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