You are pedalling along one of the world’s most beautiful cycling routes with the breathtaking views of the glistening Indian and Atlantic Ocean. It is views such as these that distracts you momentarily, making your mind forget that you are enduring the blistering heat while sudden ferocious gusts of wind hits you from all directions. It is as if all of the Anemoi (Greek gods of wind), are putting up a collective effort to prevent you from finishing the world’s largest timed event.
However, you have proved that your strength and perserverence can be matched with any of the other 35 000 participants. But then you reach the beginning of Chapman’s Peak Drive feeling like you could do with a beer…”You’ve done well enough to get this far.”, whispers a voice in your head as you stare at the the peak of the hill while resting on your handle bars.
At this point, you can feel the incessant thumping of your heart against your chest as you begin to gasp for air more frequently. Your head under your helmet begins to reach boiling point while every drop of sweat begins to cascade down your exhausted body like a waterfall.
The voice in your head that you heard earlier suddenly becomes louder. The whispers become cries that you cannot ignore. Cries of “You are tired! You must stop!”, begin to creep in your mind, yet your physique shuns those commands until you realise you are nearing the top.
Every minuscule and fatigued muscle fibre in your body continues to exert force on your pedals allowing you to be within reach of the top of ‘Chappies’. Moments later you begin to visualise your descent, which excites you, not only because it will be adrenaline-fueled, but also because you know how valiantly you have worked for it.
Before you have even peaked, the inevitable happens…your quadriceps begin to stiffen, leaving you immobile and in excruciating pain. Out of agony you reach for your water bottle and your energy drink, gulping as much as you can in one go desperately wanting the pain to subside. You then commence to pour water over your head and on your upper legs, which does cool you down but virtually nothing for the pain.
It appears that you have suffered from a debilitating muscle cramp. Despite having replenished your hydration and electrolytes that your body requires, it had only relieved the cramp slightly. However, the pain and stiffness does not quite subside, leaving you with a bitter taste of disappointment in your mouth, as you are unable to finish.
The above scenario that was painted is a common occurrence in seasoned athletes and your so-called weekend warriors. Regardless of your fitness level and what conventional science tells you, whatever you seem to do does not quite work.
But what if we told you that, you do not need to have a similar experience this Sunday at the Cape Town Cycle Tour?
We can spare you from all of the disappointment, pain and agony by introducing you to CrampNot!
Best 4 Sports has created the world’s 1st commercially available neuromuscular supplement for Exercise Associated Muscle Cramps (EAMC). CrampNot is an innovative 100% natural product that utilises non-conventional science in order to prevent a cramp from occurring. If in the case that one begins to cramp, CrampNot can also be utilised as a treatment.
If you have any interest in hearing more about CrampNot and the science regarding our cramp supplement, please feel free to attend one of our product launches.
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Furthermore, if you are in Cape Town on 3rd-5th March 2016, we will be present at the Cape Town Cycle Tour Expo at the Cape Town Stadium. There, we will be handing out samples and answering any questions that you may have in relation to CrampNot.
So, come check us out!