Oh, cramp!

A muscle cramp can stop you in your tracks–but with science on your side, you can fix it fast. Your Facebook post about a midrace muscle cramp now has 32 unsolicited comments: Eat bananas! Salt tablets! Mustard! While the peanut gallery means well, the advice...

What causes cramping?

This insightful article explains how hydration cannot be the issue: “One of the most common reasons for failure in the marathon is suffering from muscle cramping. As many seasoned marathon veterans know, these muscle cramps can be one of most frustrating reasons...

Cramping in an Ironman 70.3 Race

Many triathletes experience painful and annoying cramping in an Ironman 70.3 race. Commonly, not long after the second transition. Or, some triathletes get cramps during the swim or bike leg. It’s also common for triathletes to experience cramps during all of...