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Old 12-07-2009, 04:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm trying to find an explanation for my quad cramp i experience every time i ride.

First half of the day i always feel great, then after i take a break for lunch or to just relax, the next run or two I get this strange feeling in my back legs inner thigh - area that is closest to the knee.
Any time i put pressure on it it feels like the muscle is about to seize and it fact the very first time when i tried to ride through it, it ended up completely rolling up in a hard ball and caused immense pain. It doesn't feel tired and there is no "burn" but i can feel it pre-seizing so to speak so now i just have to fall down and wait and basicaly go home after that run.

It seems to happen always after i ve taken a break.
I don't know what can be the cause of this - i ve tried variety of angles so far nothing that completely fixes it.
Now im at +17 / -16. Not sure what other relevant info is needed to identify this.

Maybe somebody had a similar issue that can help me out.
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Height/Weight/Age/Stance Width/Years Riding??

I usually have a few Bloody Mary's and a safety meeting or 2 on lunch breaks. Seems to do the trick!!!
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Height/Weight/Age/Stance Width/Years Riding??

i'm 26 at 5'10" 175lbs in my 3rd year of riding.
I'm not sure the exact measurements on my stance - i'll get a tape and check this out. The back binding is set one set of holes further back so i'm not completely centered - but doing that has made it more comfortbale to ride. Overall the stance is just wider than shoulder width, nothing crazy here.

I don't even know how to describe the feeling i get. It doesn't actually hurt at all up untill the muscle just completely curls up or whatever it does - then the pain just unbearable, I can't even bend my leg at that point. At that stage it feels very hard and is actually a very noticable lump if you put your hand on it.
Now I just leave the slopes when i feel that muscle acting up which is usualy a lot sooner than i would like.
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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sounds like binding settings, but you can always drink more water, eat a banana (potassium) and take some pain killers.
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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the same thing was happening to me. It's simply a leg cramp from using the muscle too much so just simply start riding switch as soon as u get this cramp and it will defantly help the pain a lot this will also help u improve your switch riding. This is actualy the reason why i learned to ride switch.
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Have you tried taking off your bindings and having a quick stretch after your first run in the morning? I find that can help to alleviate that tiredness and cramping later in the day, and a lot of people overlook it because they just want to get up the mountain and smash it again.
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Do you smoke?
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i usually experience leg cramps too but mostly after i take a lunch break after 4 or 5 hrs of riding and then get back on the slopes.
i would think its just muscle fatigue. for the first half of the day im constantly goin up and down the mountain non-stop and as soon as i take a break i get more tired.
so yea, thats my oinion on it. you might also take into mind about what kind of riding you do mostly, like for example yday when i went riding my mountain had nothing but moguls in it so that took a big toll on my fatigue
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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No I do not smoke or drink. Do these things affect cramps somehow?

Thanks for the input so far.

Couple of things i want to mention and point out again:
I DO NOT feel tired and/or cramped in any of my muscles. I feel no different than in the morning really. There is no pain either.
What i do have is a feeling of building up of tension in that quad muscle i was talking about (while i'm putting pressure on it) - if i let this tension build up all the way to the end by riding more, then it completely fails and seizes so i cant even move my leg. There is no painkiller that's going to help me with that. But before the seize happens - there is no pain.
And it always seem to happen on a run after i take a break.

Also, I play ice hockey so my legs have been in decent shape for some time now.

What binding issue could i be having?

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Drink more water. If that doesn't help fix it, it might be your riding technique, or just overworking of that leg.
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