| | EP 408 – Dealing with Post Workout Muscle Cramping

Author / John

37 min listen

In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener:

PA Crew, Richard here coming at you with a recovery question. For some context, I have been following Jacked Street for several years now and been doing Iron Flex for about a year now. I train first thing in the morning and use Iron Flex as my warm up. The last couple of cycles I have experienced some cramps first thing in the morning and sometimes later in the day. There has not been any changes in nutrition or sleep in that time.

My question is two part: 1) what may be causing this? and 2) what can I do to prevent it?

Don’t Let Poor Movement Cramp Your Style

Early morning training cramping your style? In the latest Power Athlete Radio, Dr. Matt Zanis joins the Crew to help tackle a listener question of why they are cramping up all of the sudden during their AM training.

John, Luke, Tex and Zanis cover all the bases from nutrition, sleep, and deep dive movement solutions. A lot of low hanging fruit for all to gain perspective on their recovery practices and approached to warming up to smash their daily training.

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Have you been squatting on questions for John, Luke and Tex? Maybe you have asked around, and just can’t land on a straight answer. Take a breather, give us a call, and let us do the leg work.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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