An original look at WHY MUSCLES CRAMP, by Ironman World Champion & Health/Performance Coach Pete Jacobs.
Driven by passion to understand his fatigue and health issues he had encountered since his teenage years, Pete has discovered that most ailments can be explained through the lens of ENERGY PRODUCTION processes.
And no ailment is more obviously linked to the need for efficient energy production than the actual act of moving a muscle which clearly uses energy to do so!
ENERGY IS ATP [Adenosine Triphosphate]. ATP is produced in the mitochondria through a combination of factors. And it is how these combination of factors are available or limited that changes the ability to produce ATP & move a muscle.
The result of missing some factors that allow efficient energy production can be an overload of stress and a massive reduction in ATP production, and therefore NO ENERGY TO MOVE THE MUSCLE and the muscle spasms and CRAMPS.
The main factors that cause cramps.
LOW ENERGY PRODUCTION
- Low oxygen – over-breathing (like hyperventilating), inflammation,
- Low minerals – electrolytes – Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium
- Inflammation – food, illness, stress, high blood sugar.
- Oxidative stress – from exercising too hard (or too long).
- Repetitive neural fatigue.
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