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Old March 20th 04, 03:49 PM
RobD
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Hi hope someone can advise me of any exercise / diet to reduce the onset of
cramps in my calves after a ride and ocasionally durring a time trial run
the cramps are very severe leaving me compleatly debilitated with the pain
for about a minute and tender calves for about a day.
Im not a cycling pro , got back into road riding about 6 months ago and have
beeen gradually trying to improve my fitness on a local TT route here in
northamptonshire ,UK.
I REALLY enjoy my cycling and want to find a solution to this. Any
sujestions would be greatly appreaciated.

Rob D


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Old March 20th 04, 04:07 PM
Mitch Haley
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Sometimes cramps are related to something simple, like dehydration.
It can't hurt to try drinking more and see if it helps.
Mitch.
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Old March 20th 04, 05:35 PM
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Default HELP Severe cramp in calves

"RobD" wrote in news:[email protected]:
Hi hope someone can advise me of any exercise / diet to reduce the onset
of cramps in my calves after a ride and ocasionally durring a time trial


Most common cause of cramps is dehydration
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Old March 20th 04, 08:39 PM
Bill Z.
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Mitch Haley writes:

Sometimes cramps are related to something simple, like dehydration.
It can't hurt to try drinking more and see if it helps.
Mitch.


An electrolyte imbalance can also hurt. If so, you might want to
add a "pinch of salt" to the fluids (unless using gatoraide or
similar drinks that provide it for you.)

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Old March 20th 04, 11:04 PM
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Bill Z. wrote:
Mitch Haley writes:

Sometimes cramps are related to something simple, like dehydration.
It can't hurt to try drinking more and see if it helps.
Mitch.


An electrolyte imbalance can also hurt. If so, you might want to
add a "pinch of salt" to the fluids (unless using gatoraide or
similar drinks that provide it for you.)


Most common is simple dehydration. Then salt. In my case, that wasn't it.
Turns out I was low on magnesium. I chew a lot of Tums. High Calcium can
cause low magnesium. Certain meds can also effect the balance. Do you take
any meds or antacids?


 




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