Muscle Cramps




Theories and Fallacies of Muscle Cramps Part I

1 2 3 4 Next Part I BY Ross Tucker, PhD and Jonathan Dugas, PhD The Science of Sport This is a follow-on from our series of articles on Fluid Intake and Dehydration, and as we were preparing to write this series, we realized that there may actually be even more nonsense and blatant lies in the media than there were for dehydration! ...

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Theories and Fallacies of Muscle Cramps Part III: A Novel Theory for Exercise-associated Muscle Cramps

Previous 1 2 3 4 Next Part III (Theories and Fallacies of Muscle Cramps) BY Ross Tucker, PhD and Jonathan Dugas, PhD The Science of Sport This marks the the third part of our series on muscle cramps. It was going to be the final installment in this particular series, but we've received some excellent and thoughtful questions and comments on...

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Theories and Fallacies of Muscle Cramps Part IV: An explanation of the evolution of science

Previous 1 2 3 4 4.5 5 Next Part IV (Theories and Fallacies of Muscle Cramps) BY Ross Tucker, PhD and Jonathan Dugas, PhD The Science of Sport Over the past three articles, we've taken what has turned out to be a pretty intense look at muscle cramps. We began with a discussion of how muscle cramps were first attributed to a low serum...

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Muscle Cramps Part 4.5

A look at sweating, drinking and the role of electrolytes in sports drinks Previous 1 2 3 4 4.5 5 Next Part IV and a Half (Theories and Fallacies of Muscle Cramps) BY Ross Tucker, PhD and Jonathan Dugas, PhD The Science of Sport This is a pseudo-Part V of our series on Muscle Cramps - I was tempted to call it Part V, but it's a little bit...

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Muscle Cramps Part V

Sports drinks, sweat and electrolytes Previous 1 2 3 4 4.5 5 Part V and a Half (Theories and Fallacies of Muscle Cramps) BY Ross Tucker, PhD and Jonathan Dugas, PhD The Science of Sport The actual data from the lab and the field In the last article we introduced you to Randy, our imaginary 70 kg average male runner, and we created some...

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