Toe Cramps

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  1. Chinaboxer Blue Belt

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    Lately, I've been getting alot of toe, foot and leg cramps from grappling so much. I had a talk with a friend of mine who is a professional bodybuilder. He told me that cramps occur due to a communication problem with your nervous system and your muscles when your electrolites are depleted. He recommended that i take magnesium pills and that it would almost instantly go away.

    I went to the pharmacy on the way home and picked up some magnesium pills, took one and low and behold in about 10 minutes, all my muscles relaxed and the cramps went away like magic. I'm a firm believer now and will continue to take it daily.

    Just thought i'd share this with people who have the same problem. try it, it works!
     
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    hehe, magnesium pills give you some lucid, crazy ass dreams, enjoy.
     
  3. Chinaboxer Blue Belt

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    really? Bonus!!!
     
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    hmmm....sounds like a double bonus

    When I first started Judo and BJJ, I started getting bad cramps in my calves. I just started eating a lot of bannanas.

    But these pills sound like fun.
     
  5. Chinaboxer Blue Belt

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    yea..i thought about eating more bananas as well but found out that one magnesium pill is equal to eating 15 bananas!
     
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    i used to take this supp called ZMA which is designed to help you sleep (the "M" being magnesium). i'm now immune to the sleep effects, but when i first took it, it would keep me asleep and give me some of weirdest dreams i've ever had.
     
  7. Greero White Belt

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    I thought bananas were for potassium not magnesium.
     
  8. Chinaboxer Blue Belt

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    maybe your weird dreams aren't from the magnesium but more from you just being....weird? =D
     
  9. Chinaboxer Blue Belt

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    both..but magnesium helps the body absorb potassium and calcium more efficiently.
     
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    ZMA is probably much better than a straight Mag supplement. Z = Zinc, and it's something that many people who train consistently develop a deficit in. It's pretty cheap, too. I think the GNC brand is ~$20 for a bottle.
     
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    Yeah it's about $15 everywhere and great stuff. Add in some Potassium and you're good to go mineral wise for the most part.
     
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    as a warning, the GNC ZMA smells like a dead rat b/c of the valerian root in it.
     
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    Thanks for the hint. I have this problem to
     

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