How to prevent muscle lock-up

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  1. Bear Klaw

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    My legs sometimes lock up post 25 miles into a ride. I drink plenty of electrolytes. I eat good and I bike enough that I am conditioned for it pretty well.
     
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  3. xSteveO

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    fuck dude, fuck
     
  4. Bear Klaw

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    I thought this forum was serious. I thought wrong.
     
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    how bout some regular water
     
  6. xSteveO

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    fucking creatine bro
     
  7. Bear Klaw

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    :wavey: I use this in my water.
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  8. Bear Klaw

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    Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, and Chloride
     
  9. xSteveO

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    nah dude, save your money. start eating the banans and drinking some mad water dawg
     
  10. The Boy Bastard

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    Define "bike enough that I am conditioned for it pretty well." What is a typical ride in distance for you and how often do you do the 25 + miles?
     
  11. Bear Klaw

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    once a week. I biked 36 miles one weekend. last 10 miles were hard
     
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    Once a week will not get you conditioned pretty well for a certain activity. It gets you acquainted. Try to go 3 times per week and see how the longer rides feel.
     
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    Like already mentioned by Moolex, once a week isn't much. I should have asked how many days a week you ride and what are those other days like?
    Are you feet tingling or going numb on these rides, anything like that?

    Assuming you are a newbie to cycling, have you considered your seat position, stretching your hip flexors, etc? Anything to indicate it is soley nutritonal I guess is what I am getting at?
     
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    there is a chance that your just not ready for any century rides, no matter how flexible you are or how well you eat. Like people say about weights, everybody wants to be big nobody wants to lift heavy weights. Everybody wants to think they are in good shape, nobody wants to bike 25 miles every day
     
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    doesnt long biking or running lower test levels?
     
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    if you're well hydrated and all that, check your seat position... turns out that was the cause of my cramps on the century ride
     
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    lol :wavey:
     
  18. Bear Klaw

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    i bike daily to work, 2 miles everyday
     
  19. Bear Klaw

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    it only happens when i stand up to put more pressure into my peddling. Like when you go up a steep long incline
     
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    So you are saying that when it gets more strenuous after a long period of activity your legs lock up? Its just too hard then. It probably isn't any fancy nutritional thing.
     
  21. Bear Klaw

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    yea, i am force to only peddle sitting on my seat. If my legs fully extend(when standing up, i get a insta cramp. it goes away right away when i bend my leg. And i can sit down and peddle with no issues.
     
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    are you drunk?
     
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    Sounds more like conditioning than anything. Two miles a day, even if that is only counting one way, is not enough to aleviate your cramping situation on the long rides.

    Do you have clipless pedals? If not, that is also creating a lot of extra work for your legs, especially in the stand up part because you lose energy in the "pull" part of your pedal stroke.
     
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    yeah, same for me... my seat was too low, not allowing full extension, so my muscles freaked out when they were able to fully extend (when i was standing up)
     
  25. xSteveO

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    was
     
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