Methods to Prevent Leg Cramps While Riding
Before the existence of the track and field association, there was a record of handling cramps of more than 1,000 people during the marathon. It shows that cramps are common in the sports industry. One of the reasons for leg cramps is that the gear ratio is "heavier", and then there is the improper riding posture. So how to prevent leg cramps, see the riding tribe one by one for everyone!
First, Gear ratio
The "heavy" gear ratio is also one of the causes of cramps. You can try a lighter gear ratio (the UCI stipulates that the youth gear ratio is lighter than an adult in order to protect the development of minors). A little gear ratio and diligent rotation number are definitely the right ideas. When climbing "steep slopes" or "bumps", choosing a lighter gear ratio has more unexpected advantages. But the gear ratio is “lighter”, which sometimes makes you feel impatient. As long as you are not in a hurry, you will gradually realize the benefits of the gear ratio “lighter”.
Second, Improper Riding Posture
If the cushion is too low, too far forward or too late, it will cause a knee or muscle burden. There have been cases of rupture of the cruciate ligament in the knee. Riding posture, please pay attention to correct it with the "three-point adjustment method".
Well, how to prevent leg cramps?
Before real exercise, strengthen the "stretching" action, in the "warm-up exercises" and "post-exercise exercises"
During exercise, you can add sodium (salt) and electrolyzed water while replenishing water to balance potassium and sodium in the body. Drinking sports drinks such as Baominli can not only supplement sodium and ionized water at the same time, but also allow the stomach and intestines to quickly absorb water and reduce the weight of the stomach and intestines has the effect of balancing potassium).
Appropriate and Gradual Movement
Cramps mean that the body is warning us that the current amount of exercise has exceeded our ability. In other words, we usually do not exercise enough and we need to practice more. When a cramp occurs during cycling, in addition to the emergency treatment mentioned above, you should have a hot compress and massage for at least a few days after returning home to dilute the bile salt, otherwise the cramp will easily recur.
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