Stop Cramping Our Style!
There is nothing worse than getting a painful muscle cramp during a workout or your favorite activity. Frequent muscle cramping can prevent you from getting the most out of your workouts, put a damper on your favorite hobbies or activities, and can be downright annoying!
Let’s talk about what a muscle cramp is, what causes them and how we can prevent them from getting in the way of our fitness goals!
What is a Cramp?
A muscle cramp is a sudden, involuntary contraction of one or more muscles. Though generally harmless, muscle cramps can lead to severe pain in the affected muscles, and in addition can prevent those muscles from being used for the duration of the cramp.
What Causes Cramps?
There are three main causes of a muscle cramps:
- Electrolyte imbalances
This is why cramps are so common during exercise, especially in hot and humid conditions. We lose both water and electrolytes through sweat which can cause dehydration and electrolyte imbalances, and our muscles become fatigued during exercise. This results in a perfect environment for a cramp to rear its ugly head.
How to Prevent Cramps
The best way to prevent muscle cramps from occurring is to stay hydrated. Along with drinking enough water, we need to ensure we replace the electrolytes we lose throughout the day through our sweat, as they play an important role in supporting normal muscle contractions.
We can also help to avoid cramping by regularly stretching our muscles. Light, dynamic stretching helps to prepare our muscles for exercise or whatever activity we’re about to do, which can reduce the chances of a cramp occurring.
Use Trek to Stop Cramps in Their Tracks!
If you frequently cramp up during your workouts or favorite activities, Trek may just be what you’ve been looking for! Trek is loaded with electrolytes like sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium to support proper electrolyte balances in our bodies. It also has ingredients like l-taurine and betaine anhydrous, which are known as osmolytes, meaning they help pull water into our muscles to support proper hydration. Lastly, Trek has the patented ingredient ElevATP to increase muscle endurance and decrease muscle fatigue by helping our bodies make more ATP.
Try Trek today to stay hydrated, ditch fatigue and kiss frequent muscle cramps goodbye!