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Old 08-03-2011, 10:30 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Talker View Post
This sounds pretty good.

You can buy some Potassium Magnesium Aspartate cheap and mix that with gatorade. Or in pill form as it doesn't taste too good.
Electrolytes are excellent, but cramps aren't always the result of low electrolytes and/or lack of hydration.

For some people (like me), tired/fatigued muscles causes muscle nerve fiber to misfire, essentially telling the muscle to cramp rather than relax. The vinegar runs interference with the process and disrupts the mixed signals. The muscle relaxes as a result (according to current scientific research).

Many times while at home relaxing, hours after leaving the court, certain muscles will start twitching and will then cramp. I'm hoping the pickle juice will alleviate this post-exercise cramping as well.

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