Anyone supplement potassium?

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  1. Grimey

    Grimey New Member

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    The last week I've been cramping up on the treadmill/eliptical/etc. And this hasn't been the first time I've been working out on these machines- I've been doing it for close to 2 years. This is just outta nowhere that this keeps happening.

    I drink plenty of water, take a multi, stretch, and take all the precautionary measures, yet I still tence up. Anyone else take it for the said reasons or for something else?
     
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    i dont stretch i dont supplement potassium and the only cramps i get are lower back pumps on back and leg day, mostly leg day, right after squats or hack squats
     
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    While playing college lacrosse and on certain leg days I would cramp from time to time and taking the potassium seemed to help quite a bit. Some people have naturally low levels of potassium which may lead to cramping. It so happens that having low potassium levels runs in my family.

    Has there been any change in your diet recently?
     
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    most people dietary potassium is quite low, often as low as a 1:1 ratio with sodium. traditional diets had a 10:1 to 14:1 ratio.

    if you eat the right foods, you can certainly get enough potassium (though its also about moderating sodium intake)

    RDA max for sodium is 2400-3200mg
    RDA max for potassium is over 18000mg

    generally reccomend at least 2:1 preferably 4-6:1
     
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    how is that related
     
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    No, not at all :dunno:

    I just got some potassium last night, guess we'll see if it helps
     
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    how is that related
     
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    we're not related
     
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    if potassium doesn't work try magnesium
     
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    You think ZMA would suffice?
     
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