Muscle cramps are something just about everyone will experience at sometime. A muscle cramp is the involuntary tightening of a muscle, which you can usually control. They most often occur in the legs and abdomen. These cramps can put a real damper on your workout, so its best to practice healthy habits, which can help prevent muscles from cramping while you exercise.
One way to help prevent a muscle cramp is to warm up your muscles before you start your workout session. Use the mat area of the gym (or mat at home) to stretch your muscles by doing some light lifting to prepare for a more intense workout. By giving your muscles a warm up, they will expand and contract better during exercise, preventing you from getting cramps.