Just want to know if there is a way to prevent cramping in hamstring while riding,normally happens while riding up hills and also after riding have been told pushing to hard a gear,dehhydration or is lack off hill work,have been told have short hamstring muscles but means nothing to me.Just wondering what other cyclists have to say.
Have you tried a weekly massage?
In the middle of summer when i feel empty of an evening I occasionally have vegimite soup or just lots of salt.
But i don't tend to get cramps while riding.
I get them in my sleep.
I hate that. I'm having a nice quite sleep and I stretch a leg and suddenly I'm rolling on the floor in pain feeling like someone has tied my calf muscle in knot. Always the left leg. Yuck.
Yep, this is definately a thread for me. I cramp severly at most sports I play. Running based my calves will cramp. Riding and it is my quads, hammies and calves. I cramped so badly on Sunday my legs locked straight about 4 times. Even when they did not lock straight I could not relieve them as I was cramping in all muscle groups between my knee and hip. stretch the hammies and the quads would cramp, stretch the quads and the hammies would cramp. At least the calves held up. I too have tried all of the previously mentioned remedies to no avail. I learnt also, through a completely unrelated issue, that Vitamin D is required for your body to absorb both calcium and magnesium. This will definately effect cramping but it is mostly going to effect night time cramps, not so much excesive excercise cramp. As a side note, how many bidons did people tend to go through on Amy's. Maybe I am not keeping the fluid up enough.