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Old 02-18-2013, 08:00 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by Buford T Justice View Post
Another simple trick to try is pickle juice!

Also, what I found was that drinking loads of Gatorade, etc didn't help as there may be too much liquid vs. electrolytes. So, drinking more and more still doesn't raise the concentration of salts in your system. I have no scientific proof of this, just empirical experience with myself. The day I took salt tablets felt like someone flicked a switch in my body when I was starting to feel like garbage during a summer match.

Search in this sub-forum for my pickle juice thread. Like you, I'm predisposed to cramping and the pickle juice alleviates cramping immediately. Take a mouthful every couple games for cramp-free tennis.

I even explain how to make your own as pickle juice can get expensive if you're buying it with the pickles.
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