This is all about my need in solving leg cramps. Some of my friends who I occasionally cycle with will know I am prone to getting cramp in my feet and legs. My wife knows how I sometimes leap out of bed in the middle of the night in agony, all because of suddenly getting cramp in one or both legs. So now I think I am making progress in solving leg cramps.
I bought some Zero High 5 tablets and they seems to be working by providing a supply of electrolyte and magnesium. I have used these before but I suspect too sparingly. I can’t claim any scientific proof that these are the solution but all other things being equal, it looks good. That does need some qualification, however. The variables are the climate which is getting a little warmer now and I think the coldness might be a contributing factor to getting cramp. The other factor is that I’m gradually increasing my mileage (440 miles in the last 4 weeks).
The other things I have tried include salt, warmer socks, Brazil nuts (increased consumption!).
So these modest dissolvable fizzy tablets seem to be doing the trick. You can get these in various outdoor-type places, sporty places or Wiggle (special offers at the time of writing – I’ll be stocking up!).
The taste is okay and if thought of as medicine it is pleasant – at least as far as the Berry flavour. The ‘neutral’ flavour isn’t wonderful but at least they are calorie free and no sugar to rot my teeth.
This is all good news as I have been getting pretty fed up with getting cramp on every single bike ride. Not only does it leave my muscles feeling a bit sore afterwards, it disturbs my sleep and simply has been bugging me because something is wrong that I have not solved. I like to think of my body as being in good order all the time; I hate being ill or injured in any way. Besides, solving this leg and feet cramp issue is good news for my fellow cyclists and my wife.