For years, I have run the risk of â€˜cramping upâ€™ at the end of a hot and long tennis match. Like Patrick Rafter, I sweat 50-100% more than the average player; and thus lose a huge amount of fluid â€¦ and minerals.
I have searched the Internet and asked anyone with a professional opinion what they thought caused muscle cramps. No one seems to know for sure and the answers range from:
Â· Drink more water before and during a match
Â· Take potassium pills before the match
Â· Taking a combination of minerals
Â· Drink a sports drink
Â· Stretch more before matches
Lately, I have seemed to avoid these painful happenings with a combination of cures:
1) Fully hydrating before the match (so that urine runs almost clear) + drinking on every changeover
2) Taking a pill called Medi-Lyte (which contains Potassium Chloride, Calcium, and Magnesium)
3) And a powdered drink called Amino Vital (with a combination of amino acids)
It seems to be working; but do you know of anything that has worked for you??