Goodbye, Muscle Cramps!
How To Relieve Muscle Cramps On The Spot
Have you ever been deep in the third set of a tennis match, dripping sweat, fighting with every ounce of your energy, and all of a sudden, your forearm, quad, or calf cramps? A charley horse stops you in your tracks.
Fear of loss rushes in.
You lose momentum.
You start focusing on the kink more than your game.
The finish line is no longer in sight.
It’s tragic and painful…and very real.
At IQBody, we have a fast-acting, immediate solution! Our fitness-driven, customer-proven recovery tool will change your game and enhance your performance. But before we give you the secrets, let’s learn about those terrible charley horses.
What is a charley horse (muscle cramp), and what causes it?
According to the MayoClinic, a muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contraction of one or more of your muscles. Though cramps are harmless, it’s virtually impossible to use the muscle while experiencing the pain.
What causes muscle cramps?
Muscle cramps can occur for several reasons. The most common causes include:
- Muscle strain
- Overuse of a muscle for a prolonged period (For example, using the same arm to swing a tennis racket for hours!)
**In this article, we will focus on how to treat muscle cramps with personal care. It’s important to note that if you’re experiencing involuntary muscle cramps during inactivity (such as in your sleep), contact your doctor. You may be experiencing inadequate blood supply, nerve compression, or mineral depletion.
During a tennis match, your body consumes minerals and calories to fuel the system. If you are not hydrated, full of potassium and magnesium, and not warmed up properly, your muscles are susceptible to cramps.
Muscle tension, or muscle cramps in the worst case, leave you in muscular imbalance. One muscle may be working harder than another to compensate for the contracted area.
Structural imbalances put your joints at risk and lead to unwanted injuries.
Here are three steps to avoid muscle tension and cramps:
- Drink lots of water: Before, during, and after a match.
- Feed the body proper nutrients: Bring a banana in your bag (I know you’ve seen Federer, Serena, or Djokovic taking a bite from a banana at the changeover!)
- Make time to warm up with the WAVE5.
How can the WAVE5 help muscle cramps?
IQBody’s WAVE5 is a five-in-one recovery ball designed to promote muscle hydration, ease knotted muscles, and reduce muscular pain.
Most muscle recovery tools, such as the foam roller or massage gun, are challenging to carry around, uncomfortable to use, and impossible to hit the exact spot where tension resides.
WAVE5 solves these problems.
One of the included WAVE5 tools is the RIPPLE roller, which has the DRIP AND DROP ends for precision treatment. Small and portable, this tool hits all angles of a muscle cramp, inducing immediate hydration and blood flow.
This roller stands as tall as a golf ball and fits in the palm of your hand, a small tool with powerful effects.
Check out this testimonial from Donnie, a WAVE5 owner, who experienced cramps during a match:
“Thank you, IQBody! Today it was 95 degrees while I was playing tennis, and I cramped badly. Thankfully I brought my small roller with me to the courts. You’ll be pleased to hear that after I pulsed for a few minutes between games, my cramps released and I finished the match! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to withdraw due to cramps. I hope everyone who battles cramps in tennis uses the WAVE5. It’s a lifesaver.”
PULSE, DON’T ROLL!
A keyword in the above testimony, and WAVE5 philosophy, is “pulse.” At WAVE5, we believe in the science of pulsing, not rolling or rubbing.
What is body pulsing? Can pulsing help me?
A pulse is a tempo-guided wave that moves from one point on the muscle to another.
(Don’t worry! Your WAVE5 comes with a full-tutorial Compass app, teaching you specific pulse techniques to target muscle groups and joints).
Connecting with your breath, the vehicle for oxygen in your body, pulsing acts as a self-medicating solution to muscle tension and cramps. Things to know about pulsing:
- The pulsing method forces you to connect with your breath.
- You choose the “feel good” pressure you need.
- You feel the part of the muscle that needs pressure without hurting other areas.
- You hydrate the muscle by applying gradual pressure.
- You never lose contact with the tissue, which keeps your mind, body, and target muscle connected.
- The two-pass pulse technique primes the muscle (relaxing the tension) first, avoiding an internal fight-or-flight reaction to pressure.
While pulsing, Donnie experienced muscle stimulation, similar to stretching. Using his tailored pressure, he could locate the charley horse, apply pressure, and increase hydration.
Drinking water or electrolytes hydrates from the outside-in. WAVE5 hydrates from the inside-out.
What is muscle hydration?
Muscle hydration is a medical concept that demonstrates how pressure pulls fluid into dry muscle tissue to return pliability, function, and balance.
The WAVE5 muscle hydration theory emerges from the principles of myofascial release. Unbalanced muscles and injured connective tissue heal when gradual pressure guides nutrients, hydration, and circulation to the target area.
When experiencing a muscle cramp, the pulsing motion and muscle hydration effects relax contracted muscles and allow blood flow. This release can provide immediate pain relief.
How can I avoid muscle cramps?
While the WAVE5 recovery system is a fantastic post-workout or post-cramp tool, it also acts as a preventative asset. Warming up the muscle and sparking the system pre-workout acts as a wake-up call for the body.
Whether pulsing the feet and calves before a run, the shoulder before a basketball game, or the elbow before a tennis match, WAVE5 delivers unparalleled results: Stimulating internal hydration, balancing muscle function, and relieving any unwanted kinks.
If you’re an athlete, you know the backlash from a pulled muscle or cramp! Take 5 minutes with WAVE5 before every workout and save yourself DAYS of recovery!
The IQBody team lives to serve others. We don’t just sell this tool and system. We each use it every day and have experienced life-changing results. Our program strives to meet your needs.
Do you need a virtual session with a trainer to explain the functions? We do it!
Do you want more literature on the benefits of muscle hydration and pulsing? We’ll provide it.
Do you want to feel better, recover faster, and prevent injury?
Take the WAVE5 for a test drive and see where you end up! And next time you head to the tennis courts, don’t forget to throw your RIPPLE in the bag.