How To Prevent Cramps?
They are many people suffering from this disease often, and almost everyone knows the feeling after suffering a cramp, they are annoying and painful, therefore, in this entry I will give a few Tips on how to avoid or delay them as much as possible during the practice our favorite sport.
As many of you know, muscle cramps or more well known as ramps are the great fear of the cyclists. Many have already experienced that it feels to suffer one, that such an unpleasant feeling and functional impotence produced is the great enemy of cyclists. As well, in this post we’ll tell you what and how to prevent it.
Muscle cramps occur when a muscle contracts suddenly without intent to do so voluntarily and not relaxing. Arises in a very painful way and it may be part of a muscle or several at the same time and can last from several seconds up to minutes. In our case it is most common will be that occurs in the legs, whether in twins, quads or hamstrings.
The Most Common Causes Are:
Low levels of minerals and electrolytes
There Are Also Other Possible Causative Factors, Which Are:
Cirrhosis of the liver
To prevent these cramps it is very important that you keep well hydrated since it is the main cause, it is ideal to drink every 15 minutes, in small SIPs, and not too much. To replenish minerals such as sodium, potassium and electrolytes, ideally is to hydrate with isotonic drinks such as the Iso+Aptonia, which brings everything needed salt for the practice of cycling.
For those that cost them control the time there are gps models that can be set to alert you every 15 minutes to hydrate. It is important that you do not let you guide by the sensation of thirst, is very important to go moisturizing to the length of the output.
Where there it is a muscle cramp should try to stretch the affected muscle to try to relax that contraction and to try to take a pill of magnesium and potassium to help try to prevent it from happening again.
They are a few little tricks, but very useful during our routes, and work. Here the entrance today. Remember, if you want to get advice like this or other issues related to the practice of cycling, don’t hesitate, subscribe. If you want to talk about a topic in particular let us know in the comments.
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