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Has anyone out there ever herd of the supplement sportlegs?It's supposed to relieve quad cramps and burning while skiing.Someone out there must have tried it,let me know.
post #2 of 11
Hey Bruno, it's a good product and it's natural. I've tried it and thought it kept leg burn at bay quite nicely. Here's a link to a post that came up using the search feature. This topic comes up often. Give it try. I think the ESA got a ton of samples last year so those folks should be able to chime in.

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...ight=Sportlegs
post #3 of 11
Hmmmm - I've never heard of it but will have to check it out....

I DO use Glutamine & it helps me tremendously.....
post #4 of 11
I had asked about these once myself. Tried them for the first time this past Sunday. I have only been out twice so far this year. This past Sunday & last Saturday. I made more runs and my legs hurt less this Sunday, but hard to tell if it was the pills, or that the more I ski, the better conditioned my legs are. I will try them again this weekend and see what happens on account of I do think they may have helped.
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by bruno
Has anyone out there ever herd of the supplement sportlegs?It's supposed to relieve quad cramps and burning while skiing.Someone out there must have tried it,let me know.
The wife and I used sport legs all last season. They seemed to help the burning in the thighs. This year I used Skins http://www.skins.com.au/ns/country_select.cfm ( the half size, to the knee)( I got them cause they were less expensive than the full size, probably a waste of money for skiing) and the first day out no burning in the thigh but the calfs need help. I promptly ordered two full ski Skins for the wife and I. As discussed in many earlier threads both products have met with success as well as better techniqe to use the skeliton more than the muscles.
post #6 of 11
I've used them, and they work, but not as well as a good conditioning program and some stance adjustment. I only use them now on really long bike rides (3-4+ hours).

L
post #7 of 11
I started skiing again two years ago after a year of chemotherapy. I couldn't ski more than a hundred yards without stopping due to the pain in my legs due to claudication which was apparently a side effect of the treatments. A friend of mine who is an oncologist suggested I try Sport Legs. I can report that the stuff worked great.

Of course I had planned to be in better condition for my first ski trip this year (December 22 through the new year), but my taste buds came back which led to a summer of beer drinking- I'm a little nervous. I'm going to have to re-order because sometime last year my wife started to gobble them up- after I got tired waiting for her all the time!
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Lonnie
I've used them, and they work, but not as well as a good conditioning program and some stance adjustment. I only use them now on really long bike rides (3-4+ hours).

L
+1

They buffer the lactic acid.
post #9 of 11
I tried it at ESA last year, can't say I felt it really made any difference. Or at least not nearly as much of a difference as Ursala's "danglies" helping me get out of the back seat.
post #10 of 11

sport legs

I have used them several times. They contain calcium and magnesium. I will also try calcium and magnesium vitamin capsules and compare the two. They completely prevent the burning sensation in my legs. They do not prevent muscle fatigue. I use them for my back. I was in a serious car accident that herniated three discs and tore all the muscles in my back. I have experienced no back spasms and no back pain since I started using sport legs. I usually ski all day and take four of them around noon. For injuries like mine I think they are great.
post #11 of 11
I prefer Skins too (like Mkevenson), rather than taking drugs.
I have a very slow metabolism and taking these things often doesn't work as fast as is needed.
Besides, I need room in my tum for the Naprosyn SR 1000 which is magic for all the arthritic nasties.
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