Industry Presented Webinar: Muscle Cramping During Exercise
Sponsored by: Gatorade Sports Science Institute
Muscle cramp is relatively common in many exercise situations, but the causes are not well understood, making prevention and treatment strategies uncertain. However, experiencing muscle cramp can greatly affect performance. This webinar will discuss the research on cramp as well as provide practical applications for potential prevention strategies and treatments.
Presented by: Ron Maughan, Ph.D.
University of St Andrews| Scotland, UK
Ron Maughan obtained his BSc (Physiology) and Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen and was based in the Medical School there for almost 25 years before moving to England. He is now Visiting Professor at St Andrews University. He spent much of his career trying to understand the physiological responses to exercise and the nature of fatigue but has included many digressions along the way. He chairs the Nutrition Working Group of the Medical and Scientific Commission of the International Olympic Committee and is a director of the IOC Diploma programs in Sports Nutrition, Sports Medicine and Sports Physical Therapies.
Viewpoints presented in this webinar reflect opinions of the presenters and GSSI and do not reflect positions or policies of ACSM.
Following this session, attendees will be able to:
• Identify at least two factors that can contribute to exercise-associated muscle cramp.
• Describe how disturbances in water and electrolyte balance and spinal reflex activity may influence muscle cramp.
• Define at least two strategies that may assist in preventing or treating muscle cramp.
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