Help with Running Cramps

Running cramps, particularly running calf cramps, afflict everyone from the person going out for a morning jog, to elite athletes. And it's not just runners that get cramps they can be a factor in any sport - tennis, swimming, golf, cycling and triathlon. This site is dedicated to sharing ideas and information between sports people, athletes, health practitioners, anyone who enjoys training - for the best ways to prevent, avoid and treat muscle cramp.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

How Much Fluid for the Tour de France

An interesting article on the fluid requirements for Tour riders says the following:
"the standard rule of thumb, for Tour riders and you, is to drink 1.5 times the weight of the water you lost during exercise in the two hours immediately after.

So, if you lost two pounds (32 ounces) during a ride, you should drink 48 ounces of fluid to replenish the fluids you lost and optimize your recovery for the next day.

For Tour de France riders, replenishing fluids is just one small part of the post-stage nutrition, hydration, massage, and resting routines they have developed in order to race successfully day after day".

Interstingly, our Ultimate Cramp Busting Guide has all of this information and a whole lot more. And the strategies we recommend to prevent and eliminate cramps will give an advantage to any athlete competing at a high level.

Copyright - Paul Newland & Running Cramp Relief

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