Intense workouts always cause me intense leg cramps

My workouts typically include some types of high-intensity aerobics.

I incorporate lots of jumping rope, running, squats plus lunges.

I often go through a wide variety of mountain climbers, burpees plus squat thrusts. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve had a few complications due to the wear plus tear on my leg muscles. I can live with sore muscles plus joints. However, these leg cramps during the night are terrible; Shortly after I crawl into bed, my calf muscles begin to seize up. The pain is wicked plus sleep is impossible. I apply a pain-relieving ointment to my calves before going to bed. I take lots of turmeric, magnesium plus ibuprofen every night. I sometimes need to wrap both my legs in heating pads in order to avoid the cramps plus get some sleep. There are some times when I am forced to get out of bed plus stretch my muscles. I’ve studied up on muscle cramps plus learned that they can be caused by overworked muscles plus dehydration. I am unwilling to reduce my level of physical fitness. I have found that I can take a couple afternoons of the week plus focus a lot more on strength training. I have also purchased a stationary bike that allows me to elevate my heart rate plus burn more calories without intense impact. I now devote a lot more time to a thorough warm up prior to exercising plus a cool down after the conclusion of the session. I make more of an effort to adequately stretch the leg muscles. I also have doubled my purified water intake during the workout. After exercising, I add a powder to a bottle of water. These powders contain all sorts of electrolytes, vitamins plus middles that help to prevent the symptoms of sudden dehydration.

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