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Track Day Cramp/Soreness Remedy...

Hey guys. I was wondering what remedies you guys use for curing track day cramps/soreness. I noticed that I am usually good for the first half of a track day but then after lunch I start cramping up and my legs get really sore in the groin area. My bike does not have a kickstand so when I do two or three track days in a row I can barely get on/off the bike. After the day is over I usually walk around like I have something up my anus. I noticed that my friend takes two pills of Aleve in the morning but I don't know how I feel about taking drugs while riding.

What do you guys recommend ?


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Re: Track Day Cramp/Soreness Remedy...

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Yea I am in decent shape. I stretch before the day starts. I don't really have a problem with fatigue. It's just that soreness/pain in the groin area after several sessions on the track.
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Hydration is very important. Drink a bottle of water after each session. And maybe some gatorade every 2 or 3 sessions but not too much.
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You can try things like wide leg and wall squats. There are a bunch of elastic band exercises with straight legs pulling from out to in. Yoga if you are so inclined. Developing flexibility is as valuable as developing strength. Seated groins stretch where the bottoms of your feet touch and you slightly push your knees to the ground. There is running.
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Hey guys. I was wondering what remedies you guys use for curing track day cramps/soreness. I noticed that I am usually good for the first half of a track day but then after lunch I start cramping up and my legs get really sore in the groin area. My bike does not have a kickstand so when I do two or three track days in a row I can barely get on/off the bike. After the day is over I usually walk around like I have something up my anus. I noticed that my friend takes two pills of Aleve in the morning but I don't know how I feel about taking drugs while riding.

What do you guys recommend ?
1. Hydration, and I would drink some Pedialite in addition to a lot of water. 2. Resistance training (maintained year-round). 3. Stretching (maintained year-round).

This plus cardio is all I do and I've never had cramping or soreness from track days. I'm only running mid paced intermediate normally but I'm also old.
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1. Hydration, and I would drink some Pedialite in addition to a lot of water. 2. Resistance training (maintained year-round). 3. Stretching (maintained year-round).

This plus cardio is all I do and I've never had cramping or soreness from track days. I'm only running mid paced intermediate normally but I'm also old.
Hmm. I will try any change my gym routine for one that is more resistance oriented. I have used pedialite religiously as a cure for hangovers. Never did it cross my mind to try to use it prior to a track day. Will definitely give that a shot this weekend.
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Tonic water helps too. Quinine in the water helps prevent cramps. Potassium is good to.
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Yes, potassium.

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Cramps are often from lack of hydration. Potassium and salt along with lots of water can help.
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I don't see two Aleve causing any issues while you are riding for a track day. It will just help keep the inflammation down, but like everyone else said. Water, potassium, and electrolytes.
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get younger, eat bananas, and drink water.
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