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 Post subject: Cramp XC MTB
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 10:24 am 
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It's a bit of an odd one this.

I only tend to suffer with cramp when i'm on good form, hydration was fine, muscle wern't to tight stretched and sport massage night befor.

Kicks in around the 55-60minute mark, it seems to get aggravated or be brough on when its a very bumpy course or a prolonged section and as im relativly light i get thrown out the saddle a bit and as i put the power down i get thrown out and then the muscle lengthens (goes the other way i'm wanting it to go)

Its on the distal end of the Hamstrings and quadriceps.
I was thinking along the lines of nuromsucluar fatuige as i'm on form on potentially pushing harder than normal. i was sitting verr close to a podium position.

my only thought to help would be to train on similar sections of singletrack to get used to it, somewhere between 110-120% of FTP and really have a good stretch the night before any major races. hydration was fine etc.

Any thoughts?

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 Post subject: Re: Cramp XC MTB
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 2:23 am 
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Totally anecdotal, but after being an easy cramper since I started riding, a winter of squats and deadlifts seem to stave off nearly all cramps for me. I skimped on my routine this past winter, and am cramping much more than usual. Your milage may vary.


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 Post subject: Re: Cramp XC MTB
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 8:54 am 
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Over winter gym 2-3 times a week, 13-18hrs Riding time a week.

It only seems to be when im going well; Which is the annoying part.

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 Post subject: Re: Cramp XC MTB
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 5:50 pm 
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magnesium deficit?


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