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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 11:01 pm 
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There could be many reasons why you are cramping from potassium deficiency, caffeine use, lack of sleep, lack of fitness, lack of hydration, bike fit, heat. Start eliminating your choices.

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:40 am 
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how does quinine work ?


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 4:39 am 
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Maybe we should ask Michele Scarponi about recovering from cramps during the race. :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 1:03 pm 
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yeah, please go ask him to join this thread :)

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Also, learning how to ride when you're at your limits is important.

At the end of your next long and strenuous ride, find a 3-5 minute climb and drill it as hard as you can. Try to keep yourself right on the limit of cramping. Not only will a few of these intervals help your body adapt, but it will also teach you a lot about how you can moderate your effort at the limit so you don't tip over the edge into 'both-legs-spasm-and-flip-off-the-bike-into-a-ditch'.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:54 pm 
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Solid advice in here. Wasn't aware that cramps could occur because of all the factors listed above.


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