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Old 01-18-20, 06:11 PM
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Nasty cramp

Today i had a nasty cramp while riding zwift. i've been riding for a few years now and never had one like this and in this location. it was toward the end of those little ribs that don't connect to anything on the bottom on the right side. only hurt when i exerted a lot of effort while "going up hill." i pushed myself to the top but after that i needed to take it easy for the remaining 30 minutes i rode. i try to eat before i ride and wait at least 30 min before "heading out." this is a new one for me. has anyone had a similar cramp?

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Old 01-18-20, 08:59 PM
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Exercise-related transient abdominal pain (ETAP), aka “side stitch.” Not entirely understood, but the common theory is liver hypertension. Your intense physical activity created more blood flow than your liver could handle.


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Old 01-18-20, 09:41 PM
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The only solution is to beat back your hyperliver with post-ride beers. Cheers!
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torso or higher cramps/jarring pain should be looked at by a professional [doctor] .
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I got a nasty cramp on a real ride once. Unexpected rain and fog for the first 30 miles up the mountain. Timed event, 100 miles, 10,000 ft climbing. I didn't take leg cover not expecting it to be wet. Got a nasty cramp about 5 miles up the mountain. Pulled to the side for a couple minutes. Luckily went away and I was able to complete the rest of the ride no problem.

I'm not sure I could survive a cramp on an indoor trainer!

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Yep. It happens.
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Old 01-19-20, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by AdkMtnMonster View Post
The only solution is to beat back your hyperliver with post-ride beers. Cheers!
exactly what I did too. A nice pint of IPA.
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