Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bristol, R. I.
Bikes: Specialized Secteur, old Peugeot
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I tend to cramps early season, before getting into good physical condition or if undertaking a longer ride than normal. Lately, I've been using Sportlegs, apparently to good effect. I can't yet prove it helps but am becoming convinced it does. For example, a week ago I was on the last third of a longer ride when I stopped for a break. As I sat at the edge of the road, evidently looking somewhat forlorn, a woman stopped her vehicle to ask if I was alright. I thanked her for her concern and assured here I was just resting. But my right calve, not yet cramping but muscles were beginning to twitch as if about to cramp. I carry a few Sportlegs tablets in a tiny plastic baggie and immediately swallowed two tabs. Within 5 minutes the twitching stopped and I completed the ride with no issues.
There is no substitute for mileage and conditioning but if a supplement can alleviate the worst effects, either during or in the evening after a ride, I am happy to supplement. My question is whether anyone else has been using Sportlegs or something similar and what the effect may have been, real or imagined?