Once a month, I play three games of ultimate frisbee in a single day for an ongoing competition. I usually start getting calf cramps halfway through the third game.
Now, I know the main ways to prevent this (proper hydration, conditioning, magnesium), but they do not guarantee that the problem does not occur. Since I have plenty of recovery time afterwards, I'm looking for tricks to finish the game if the cramp does hit.
I notice that the cramps hit when the muscle is fully flexed. would it help to tape tightly around the whole lower leg at one or two places, to stop the calf from fully flexing? I guess I wouldn't run at my maximum speed, but that's better than not running at all.