Muscle spasms can be a major problem in swimming, and frequent occurrences the so-called “nocturnal cramps” that occur when falling asleep or awakening. Each of us at least once in a lifetime has faced this problem, and some people have cramps appearance more frequently and can pose a serious obstacle.
They manifest themselves as strong, painful contractions or muscle tightening that occur suddenly and last from a few seconds to a few minutes, most commonly in the legs (feet, leaves, thighs …).
Cramps occur when muscles are tired, overused or inflamed, after a long sitting, when we are dehydrated or lack electrolytes and minerals.
How to be comfortable in swimming and how to minimize the risk of cramping?
- To warm up before swimming and obligatory relaxing muscles after swimming (stretching, but also massage with natural preparations).
- We are constantly hydrated, and we have to drink at least 2 liters of water each day.
- To enter the ideal combination of carefully balanced ingredients: magnesium, potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin E. The combination of these ingredients contributes to the normal functioning of the muscles and nervous system, the normalization of energy metabolism, the protection of cells from oxidative stress, and the reduction of fatigue.