Running stitch

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11 Posts
Nov 12, 2013 9:06pm
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Hm, I got a stitch real quick when running this morning. Ran through it but continued to hurt like a bitch the whole time. What causes these and anyone know the best ways to get rid of them?
46 Posts
Nov 13, 2013 12:11am
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According to WebMD,
Side cramp or ''stitch": This cramp strikes you in the side, as the name implies, or even in the lower abdominal area. It's mainly the result of shallow breathing, not breathing deeply from the lower lung, says Jeff Galloway, a 1972 Olympian. He's a veteran runner who has trained more than 200,000 runners and walkers and runs a marathon-training program. ''The side pain is a little alarm" alerting you about your breathing, Galloway says. An imbalance of blood electrolytes (such as calcium, potassium, and sodium) in your body may also contribute, says Pete McCall, an exercise physiologist and spokesman for the American Council on Exercise.

13 Nov
Try a Gatorade or Powerade before you run, and take deep control breast as you run. They should fill the abdomen as well as the chest.
13 Nov
You are absolutely right, Jerry :-)
13 Nov
Great answer jerry, thanks!
72 Posts
Nov 13, 2013 7:57am
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This is awesome I'm glad it came up and was answered on forums big thanks!! As I will be doing the police test in 4 days and was worried about getting a stitch on the beep test
17 Nov
Let us know how the police fitness test goes. You are going to do well.