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Old 02-15-2012, 06:19 AM   #1
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Magnesium for muscle tightness

I'm contemplating supplementing magnesium to combat my muscle tightness and knots. Has anyone here used Magnesium for this and did you see results? Ive read that Magnesium helps relax muscles, which is what I need.


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Old 02-15-2012, 06:49 AM   #2
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Re: Magnesium for muscle tightness

From the CrossFit Journal Video on Josh Everett's diet: "Josh also consumes lots of supplements: protein powder, liver powder, fish oil, digestin, creatine monohydrate, beta alanine, cod liver oil, vitamins C and D, seriphos, calcium and magnesium, zinc, and multivitamins. Josh says he consulted with a naturopathic doctor who diagnosed adrenal fatigue and recommended the supplements."

CF board thread that might help more. (WFS).
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:35 AM   #3
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Re: Magnesium for muscle tightness

It might help a bit, make sure you are stretching too. Personally a massage works best for me for muscle tightness.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:41 AM   #4
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Re: Magnesium for muscle tightness

You can find a bottle of Magnesium with Zinc containing 250 tablets at Wal-Mart for around $6. I take one every morning with my fish oil, multi, and then a protein shake. In my opinion, consuming enough good protein and foam rolling is the best way to fight off muscle tightness and knots.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:07 AM   #5
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Re: Magnesium for muscle tightness

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It might help a bit, make sure you are stretching too. Personally a massage works best for me for muscle tightness.
Calcium Magnesium supplement is good to take before bed to help muscles relax and better sleep IMO.

But it won't magically fix tight muscles. Check out www.mobilitywod.com (WFS) and search for areas that are tight.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:30 AM   #6
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Re: Magnesium for muscle tightness

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I'm contemplating supplementing magnesium to combat my muscle tightness and knots.
Magnesium might be good, if you actually need magnesium.

Otherwise, stick with stretching, foam rolling and massage.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:23 AM   #7
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Re: Magnesium for muscle tightness

Do you drink adequate quantities of water daily?
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:10 AM   #8
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Re: Magnesium for muscle tightness

I've been supplementing with a calcium, magnesium and zinc combo for about two months now, and take it from me it does jack sh*t for muscle tightness!

Just stretch...a lot. Or do some light BW stuff, air squats, hindu push ups etc
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:15 PM   #9
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Re: Magnesium for muscle tightness

I think it is prob more of a waste, better of investing in a couple different rollers. Sure mag has been said to be somewhat of a muscle relaxant, from experience not enough to actually help with tightness from working out. Better off stretching and rolling as mentioned above.

Just and FYI if you decide to go the ZMA route, don't take it around the same time as anything that contains calcium.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:35 PM   #10
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I think it is prob more of a waste, better of investing in a couple different rollers. Sure mag has been said to be somewhat of a muscle relaxant, from experience not enough to actually help with tightness from working out. Better off stretching and rolling as mentioned above.

Just and FYI if you decide to go the ZMA route, don't take it around the same time as anything that contains calcium.
Why is this? I know I have seen Zinc, Mag, Calcium combos before. Thanks.
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