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Doctor insights on: Tricep Cramps

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What causes muscle cramps in my arms (biceps and triceps) after working out?

What causes muscle cramps in my arms (biceps and triceps) after working out?

Lack of ATP: After your workout, you've depleted your muscle stores of atp, which is the energy unit your body consumes. Atp is required for the muscle to relax. The cramps lessen as your body regenerates atp. ...Read more

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During workout my triceps lock up (cramp) i drink litres of water a day and eat bananas. How can i remedy this? My muscular fitness is also poor. Tnks

During workout my triceps lock up (cramp) i drink litres of water a day and eat bananas. How can i remedy this? My muscular fitness is also poor. Tnks

Stop weights: replenish your electrolytes with PowerAde, Gatorade, Vitamin water and a good multivitamin. Work with a trainer for form and technique. Take a week off and concentrate on diet and hydration. ...Read more

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I have a almost constant pain on the back side of my arm (crampy) in between the shoulder and tricep (x3 days). Could this be impending heart attack?

I have a almost constant pain on the back side of my arm (crampy) in between the shoulder and tricep (x3 days). Could this be impending heart attack?

WHAT HAPPENED?: I answered this earlier. A constant pain, cramp and reproducible for 3 days is unlikely from the heart. The referred pain from the heart is usually not reproducible. A continuous pain for 3 days likely would have caused a completed heart attack with its resultant complication by then. It is disconcerting, have it evaluated, reassurance is the key. ...Read more

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If there s pain in the elbow speciale when i workout triceps pull down or sometimes in sleeping. What can I do, if there any procedures I have to make?

If there s pain in the elbow speciale when i workout triceps pull down or sometimes in sleeping. What can I do, if there any procedures I have to make?

Varies: There are a few potential causes and you may want to be checked. Probably the most common cause is a tendinitis of the triceps tendon. You would want to make sure you warm up well before working out with appropriate stretching and also avoid things that clearly aggravate it. If it does not improve an exam and appropriate studies can determine much more. Thank you. ...Read more

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How to lose triceps?

Muscles and Anatomy: Not sure what you are really asking, but triceps are a very important part of your skeletal musculature. One would not want to not have triceps. ...Read more

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What exercises use the tricep muscles?

What exercises use the tricep muscles?

Many will: Pushup, dips, press downs, french press ... really any exercise where you extend your arm out - as in "press" your hand out - will engage the triceps. Even planks will do so, much less so if you "lock" your arms out - as at that point much of the stress going into the elbow joint(aka bad) rather than the surrounding muscles. ...Read more