September 18, 2012

Man Up To Avoid Cramp

Great tweet from @MTFU_training:  Cramp: It’s just your bodies way of reminding you to train harder for next time. #mtfu

This isn’t as tongue in cheek as it initially seems.

Possible explanations of cramp include:

  • Dehydration
  • Loss of electrolytes (sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium etc)
  • Not stretching enough
  • Not warming up enough
  • Muscle imbalance causing one muscle to do too much work

Having said that, one definite reason hasn’t been found.

We agree with our tweeting friend – if you try to ride harder than your body wants to go then sometimes it’s just gonna say “enough” and cramp is when it’s reached that point!!  Train harder, train longer, train more (i.e. man up!) and your body is going to find things easier and may well cramp us less often !!

 

Thanks Man Up

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