Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

Leg Cramps

Old 07-22-06, 10:37 PM
  #1  
MAK
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Delaware
Posts: 1,335

Bikes: Yes, I have bikes.

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 126 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Leg Cramps

I'm hoping that someone can make a suggestion or give me some insight.

I have started getting cramps in my calfs (calves?) and my hamstings in the afternoon and at night. The soreness lingers for 24-36 hours. The cramps never have occurred while riding and usually occur on my off days. I have been regularly recreationally riding (75 miles a week+/-) since May and not overstressing so it's not a change in my routine. Even though it's very hot in the North East, I make sure to hydrate. The other day I'm reading in a coffee house and suddenly my hamstring seizes up. This morning I awoke to my calf on fire. I'm getting very frustrated.

Any thoughts on why this is happening and what I can or should do to stop it.

Thank you.
MAK is offline  
Old 07-23-06, 08:17 PM
  #2  
roadbuzz
Just ride.
 
roadbuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: C-ville, Va
Posts: 3,252
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If the cramps are happening on off days, I'd be suspicious of nutritional factors. Any chance you're deficient in E, Calcium, Magnesium, or Potassium? I'd suggest googling "muscle cramps" and some of the aforementioned vites/minerals, giving preference to scientifically authoritative sites and avoiding those with something to sell. Good luck!
roadbuzz is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.