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Old 10-12-2012, 07:54 AM   #37
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Originally Posted by Frank Silbermann View Post
Exactly. When you drink pickle juice or take salt tablets, you're destroying a key health benefit of exercise, namely counteracting your high-blood-pressure-causing excess sodium intake.

By the way, it might make sense for a _British_ medical journal to discourage use drinks to compensate for heavy sweating. Who sweats heavily in their climate?
True, but as I stated in my post, using pickle juice or salt tabs would be a once in a career advantage for players not on the tour, unless you live in the desert and like to play long matches midday. I grew up in SoCal in the Golden Age of American tennis and played midday all the time and have never had muscle cramps from tennis.
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