There are various theories to explain these cramps. Here are the main ones:
- for some, they are the result of dehydration;
- for others, cramps are thought to be caused by sodium deficiency;
- others also talk about a deficiency, but potassium this time;
- cramps are also thought to result from muscle fatigue;
- some speak of a lack of oxygen and an increase in lactic acid in the muscle;
- still others believe that they would be the result of a lack of muscle warm-up.
All these theories have some meaning. As a result, cramps can probably be avoided:
- Drinking enough
- Ensuring a good intake of potassium, as well as calcium and magnesium;
- Breathing deeply to ensure good oxygenation
- properly warming muscles before straining them tightly
- avoiding pushing muscle fatigue too far.