Posted by dirkthejerk
it is while im training and at home
and its definitly a cramp not soreness
there both the same and i somtimes get one in the hip but it isnt as bad i belive jackolope said it best
But what Jackelope described is not a cramp. If you get a cramp in your leg, you will see your muscle bulge up. Also, your leg will be sore for about a day afterwards. Trust me, I used to get nocturnal calf cramps. They are so painful they will wake you up and your calf looks like there is a golf ball under your skin.
Bona fide cramps are not always a hydration and potassium issue. They can come from a number of sources, including diabetes.
Honestly, if you are getting these things throughout the day, the first place I would look is what you are wearing on your feet. I would go see a foot specialist and assess your degree of pronation. If you have flat feet or a flexible foot (which will over pronate) you will be suceptible to a number of issues ranging from your back to your hips, knees, all the way to your feet. When I started wearing proper footwear (I was normall wearing a standard size 12 shoe, but really I needed an 11.5 4E shoe with moderate support for pronation) for walking and running, my nocturnal cramps went away.
Also, stretch your Achilles tendon a lot. Don't do the lunge and lean stretch, they don't work well and people often cheat. Do a google search on Achilles stretches and find the ones people recommend. There are about 3 or 4 that I can think of.