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    ElCidKid New Member

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    I just starting running to prepare myself for the citadel in the fall i have a question after i go about a mile i get pains/ cramps on my side directly across from my navel. anyone know how i can prevent this or know what this is. i drink about 6 bottles a of water + some gatoraide per day so i dont think i am dehydrated but i'm not sure

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    GND BBP! OT Supporter

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    Does it keep hurting or does it eventually stop while you're running?
     
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    ElCidKid New Member

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    it stops if i when i slow my pace to a brisk walk
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    i used to get that when i ran for soccer. our coach told us to put our hands behind our head while we were running and take deep breaths. seemed to work for me :dunno:
     
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    ElCidKid New Member

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    thanks ill try that :bigthumb:
     
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    ElCidKid New Member

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    thanks
     
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    i wonder if strengthening your core muscles would help?
     
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    Exercise related transient abdominal pain, or stitches have alot of myths surrounding them. I found this in a snopes article, citing Engel & Malloy, 1993
    I also looked at PubMed, a bloke named Morton DP has done a fair bit of research on ETAP, he has reached several conclusions
    He has also highlighted that ETAP is unresearched,
    The article where he quotes this is available for free here http://bjsm.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/37/4/287
     
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    grampositivecocci New Member

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    edd, great post my australian friend.
     
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    In order to fix the cramps in your sides:

    1) Do not eat 2 hours before you run. (May vary)
    2) Do not drink for about an hour and a half before you run. (May vary)
    3) If you follow 1 and 2, and you get a cramp, run anyway, your body must learn the hard way.
     
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    ElCidKid New Member

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    you guys rock. thanks a ton, on a side note where could i get info on core muscles and how to excersice them
     
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    exrx.com is reliable. there isnt much focus on that topic here.
     
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    ehh i eat and drink right before i run sometimes.i always though pains in the side was from being out of shape
     
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    GND BBP! OT Supporter

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    there are core type of excercises.. it's pretty much similar to yoga
     
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