Muscle cramp is a nightmare for athletes. When muscle cramp occurs in the process of swimming, we must stop exerting and keep calm. There are many ways to prevent cramps, as long as we follow our advice, you can avoid swimming cramps.
1.What is a muscle cramp
Before explaining how to relieve the pain, we should first explain why we have cramps. When you exert too much force, muscles or muscle groups produce uncontrollable contractions, causing a painful feeling, which is called cramps. Although cramps are the same as spasms, they usually last only a few minutes and are relieved after stretching the muscle fibers.
Cramps may occur in the following situations: ~ the initial warm-up exercise is too intense; At the end of the exercise, the muscle lacks enough extension; At rest (especially in the evening after exercise), the body still feels tired and the attention drops.
2.How to prevent cramps when swimming?
If you have a calf or foot cramp, the first thing to do is add water. Like other sports, it is important to replenish water during swimming. Before entering the water, you can drink mineral water to avoid losing too much mineral salt, and the effect of adding a little sugar will be better. It is suggested that a small amount of water should be added during training, and carbonated bubble water can be drunk after landing to eliminate lactic acid. Stretching before and after swimming is important, not only to avoid cramps, but also to reduce muscle soreness in the next few days. If it is night occurrence cramp, can raise two feet when sleeping, the most important is, before bedtime complement sufficient moisture.
3.What should I do if I have cramps while swimming?
There are several ways to deal with cramps when swimming. First, stop the intense movement that causes muscle pain. Go ashore and have a rest and drink some water~ A gentle massage can also help the muscles relax, followed by slowly stretching the muscles without exerting too much force~ If the pain is repeated, consult a specialist to identify the problem.