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grunta




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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:27 pm    Post subject: Mustard for cramp Reply with quote

Read that this is the new cure-all...Seems that turmeric helps the electrical impulses to the muscles and stops them going into spasm ??
Took 2 tea spoonsfull of mustard today before a 60mile, 4hr bike etap ( 29c ) but not sure if it had a beneficial effect. ( It might have imparted some flavour to my post race hot dog - in my small intestine !)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a product on the market that uses chilli extract or similar. Not tried it myself as I am not that prone on cramping.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it soak through the skin?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like pseudo science to me. How is it supposed to work?

I'm a believer in the "working too hard for the level of fitness" school of thought.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tin Pot wrote:
Sounds like pseudo science to me. How is it supposed to work?

I'm a believer in the "working too hard for the level of fitness" school of thought.


Apparently it was invented by a noble prize wining nuroscientist endurance athlete:

http://www.teamhotshot.com/

I don't think he won the noble prize for this though. It supposedly blocks the signals to and from the cramping muscles. Fair amount of scientific studies on their website. Not sure how they would stand up to proper scrutiny though - e.g who sponsored the study, controls etc

I agree, the only time I have got cramp is from fatigued muscles of working too hard. Like doing a tough swim set after a tough interval run.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys..Seems its turmeric in mustard thats supposed to be the silver bullet! Guess I should take some and see if it helps. As stated, there is this USA product but needs independent research to validate any claims.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hang on, l thought it was pickle juice Rolling Eyes

I have cramped once this year; low & behold it was near the end of the run in a Half, by far my longest run in a triathlon since last July. The silver bullet is to do more training or slow down in races. Not to reach for the condiments shelf!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Hang on, l thought it was pickle juice Rolling Eyes

I have cramped once this year; low & behold it was near the end of the run in a Half, by far my longest run in a triathlon since last July. The silver bullet is to do more training or slow down in races. Not to reach for the condiments shelf!

That's not going to sell something that nobody needs is it?

Maybe turmeric mayonnaise for LCHF triathletes?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iwaters wrote:
Tin Pot wrote:
Sounds like pseudo science to me. How is it supposed to work?

I'm a believer in the "working too hard for the level of fitness" school of thought.


Apparently it was invented by a noble prize wining nuroscientist endurance athlete:

http://www.teamhotshot.com/

I don't think he won the noble prize for this though. It supposedly blocks the signals to and from the cramping muscles. Fair amount of scientific studies on their website. Not sure how they would stand up to proper scrutiny though - e.g who sponsored the study, controls etc

I agree, the only time I have got cramp is from fatigued muscles of working too hard. Like doing a tough swim set after a tough interval run.


It was sponsored by Colmans Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pedro Peru wrote:

That's not going to sell something that nobody needs is it?

Maybe turmeric mayonnaise for LCHF triathletes?


How about a Triathlonbox hamper, full of mustard, pickled gherkins & pink salt?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Pedro Peru wrote:

That's not going to sell something that nobody needs is it?

Maybe turmeric mayonnaise for LCHF triathletes?


How about a Triathlonbox hamper, full of mustard, pickled gherkins & pink salt?

If there's a carbon fibre spork in there I'm buying!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a load of poupon
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hammerer wrote:
iwaters wrote:
Tin Pot wrote:
Sounds like pseudo science to me. How is it supposed to work?

I'm a believer in the "working too hard for the level of fitness" school of thought.


Apparently it was invented by a noble prize wining nuroscientist endurance athlete:

http://www.teamhotshot.com/

I don't think he won the noble prize for this though. It supposedly blocks the signals to and from the cramping muscles. Fair amount of scientific studies on their website. Not sure how they would stand up to proper scrutiny though - e.g who sponsored the study, controls etc

I agree, the only time I have got cramp is from fatigued muscles of working too hard. Like doing a tough swim set after a tough interval run.


It was sponsored by Colmans Wink


Sounds like the mechanism they are using is proven/sound, but not yet clear how effective it is in preventing or treating exercise induced cramping:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/28573374/

Wonder if it's approved for use in pregnant women for night cramps..?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tin Pot wrote:
hammerer wrote:
iwaters wrote:
Tin Pot wrote:
Sounds like pseudo science to me. How is it supposed to work?

I'm a believer in the "working too hard for the level of fitness" school of thought.


Apparently it was invented by a noble prize wining nuroscientist endurance athlete:

http://www.teamhotshot.com/

I don't think he won the noble prize for this though. It supposedly blocks the signals to and from the cramping muscles. Fair amount of scientific studies on their website. Not sure how they would stand up to proper scrutiny though - e.g who sponsored the study, controls etc

I agree, the only time I have got cramp is from fatigued muscles of working too hard. Like doing a tough swim set after a tough interval run.


It was sponsored by Colmans Wink


Sounds like the mechanism they are using is proven/sound, but not yet clear how effective it is in preventing or treating exercise induced cramping:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/28573374/

Wonder if it's approved for use in pregnant women for night cramps..?


They tested 22 people with electrically induced cramps. I'll pass on this paper for now.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bite the inside of your top lip

seriously "ok take the piss"
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