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Triathlon, muscle cramps, endurance, cycling

Martin P Schwellnus, Nichola Drew, Malcolm Collins
BACKGROUND: Despite the high prevalence of exercise-associated muscle cramping (EAMC) in endurance athletes, the aetiology and risk factors for this condition are not fully understood. AIM: The aim of this prospective cohort study was to identify risk factors associated with EAMC in endurance triathletes. METHODS: 210 triathletes competing in an Ironman triathlon were recruited. Prior to the race, subjects completed a detailed validated questionnaire and blood samples were taken for serum electrolytes...
June 2011: British Journal of Sports Medicine
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