Ask five tennis players what their thoughts are on sports drinks… and you’ll get five different answers! Continue reading Fluid Intake
During the Atlanta tournament TV coverage this past weekend, it came out that Big John Isner drinks coconut water during hot weather to replenish electrolytes and prevent cramping. I had never heard of this; and did some research. Continue reading Coconut Water
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??