What Is Cramp And Why Do Cyclists Get It? | GCN Does Science

Published on June 19th 2020

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If you haven’t suffered from cramp at one point or another during your various cycling related pursuits, then you’re lucky. At best, it is a painful moment on the saddle and at worst it can potentially mean an early end to a day's riding. But what actually is cramp, why on earth do we get it and what can we do to stop it or prevent it? We thought we’d take a look. Check out the GCN App: https://gcn.eu/app Explore our new T-Shirts inspired by some of the world's most epic climbs. Pre-order yours now: https://gcn.eu/3OW Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Register your interest in the GCN Club: https://gcn.eu/3OV #Cycling #GCN #RoadBike What's the worst cramp you've ever experienced? Let us know in the comments below! Sign up to the GCN newsletter https://gcn.eu/3K7 Join our Facebook community: http://gcn.eu/FBCommunity If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - https://gcn.eu/3OU Watch more on GCN... 📹 Top 5 Advanced Skills For Cyclists: https://gcn.eu/3OK Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: Urban Solitude - Soara All Parts Equal - Airae Bells R Ringin - Guustavv Book of Revelations (Instrumental Version) - Psuche Breath - Ooyy Cornelia (Luwaks Remix) (Instrumental Version) - The Eastern Plain Dance Dance (Instrumental Version) - Psuche Desember - Ooyy Formations - Van Sandano Get the Prints - Enigmanic Just the Right Amount - Arthur Benson Lavender - Sarah, the Illstrumentalist More of This, More of That - Arthur Benson Oak City - Sarah, the Illstrumentalist Oceanside - Brendon Moeller Quantum Theory and Italian Synthesizers - So Vea Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ The Global Cycling Network (GCN) is the largest and fastest-growing online cycling channel in the world, bringing together a global community of road cyclists to celebrate everything that’s great about the world of cycling. Our videos bring fans compelling daily content including expert tutorials, techniques, training, racing, cutting-edge bike tech, unparalleled behind the scenes event coverage, humour, entertainment, and more. Presented by ex-pro riders, GCN offers a uniquely qualified insight into the world of cycling, and most importantly it’s fuelled by our passionate and enthusiastic fans – everyone who makes up the GCN community. We also bring you the latest and greatest tech to your attention, showcase the best places in the world to ride and get exclusive access to events and races. Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside #cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Castelli Clothing https://gcn.eu/Castelli Giro Helmets https://gcn.eu/Giro Pinarello Bikes https://gcn.eu/Pinarello fi’zi:k Shoes & Saddles: http://gcn.eu/fizikshoes and http://gcn.eu/fiziksaddles Mavic Wheels: https://gcn.eu/Mavic Enervit Nutrition: https://gcn.eu/Enervit Topeak Tools: http://gcn.eu/Topeak Canyon Bikes: http://gcn.eu/-Canyon Pirelli Tyres: https://gcn.eu/Pirelli Orbea Bikes: http://gcn.eu/Orbea Vision Wheels: http://gcn.eu/Vision Wahoo Fitness: http://gcn.eu/Wahoo-Fitness Park Tool: http://gcn.eu/-parktool Elite Bottles: https://gcn.eu/EliteBottles Whoop Fitness: https://gcn.eu/Whoop Komoot: https://gcn.eu/komoot GCN Japan: https://gcn.eu/subscribe-gcn-japan GCN Italia: https://gcn.eu/GCN-Italia Suscribirse a GCN en Español: http://gcn.eu/Suscribirse The GCN Club - http://gcn.eu/club YouTube Channel - http://gcn.eu/gcnYT Facebook - http://gcn.eu/gcnFb Instagram - http://gcn.eu/GCNInsta Twitter - http://gcn.eu/gcnTW GMBN Tech - http://gmbn.tech/subscribe GCN Tech - http://gcntech.co/subscribe EMBN - http://embn.me/subscribe Leave us a comment below