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JodyAnn   
JodyAnn

I have learned a lot in my quest for being a part of women's roller derby. I didn't sign up to be an athelete, it just comes as function following form.

I used to have much difficulty with overnight leg cramps due to taking substancial does of Spiro. It is a potassium sparing diuretic which is a compound problem. Don't grab the Gatoraid and expect your pot numbers to stay in range. I thought I had to painfully live with it. I did. Exit the gonies and the Spiro, exit the problem for the most part.

Now derby is one hell of a workout! Let's practice for two hours and sweat buckets to a fifty five gallon drum! Please realize I'm a newbie learning to derby skate, no authority. Re-enter leg cramps and muscle knots. Yeeouch!!!

An international level skater in our league gave me a cure. Hydrate with dill pickle juice. It removes amino acids and replaces electrolytes without adding potassium. The knots I roll out with a wooden rolling pin. Works like a champ!

My regular routine is to buy the kosher spears in the giant jar and juice them in my little second hand juicer. (Thrift store is your friend.) I put the juice and pulp, skins removed, back into the big jar. Then in my big mouth one gallon fridge jug I fill one third juice, two thirds water. I drink a 16oz glassful every day with an extra glass one hour before derby.

It Is a good veggie, the vinegar is very good for me too. Smooths and lessens my type2 sugar spikes. So far there seems to be no down sides. Well I've spun a good yarn here, I hope it helps someone too.

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ChickenLittle   
ChickenLittle

Roller derby is so fun! I used to skate, but only in the boot camp, not competitively. Thanks for the tip and have fun skating! :D 

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tracy_j   
tracy_j

I made some dill pickles perhaps 10 years ago and still have half a jar - vintage pickles? :D

Skates are something I have not been on since my sister's when I was a child. Something I always fancied but I think I will stick with my bicycle now. That can be dangerous enough in the rough!

Tracy

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JodyAnn   
JodyAnn

Where is the like button for both of you!

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MarcieMarie12   
MarcieMarie12

Click here!:thumbsup:

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Charlize   
Charlize

A little pickle (or in some cases a lot of pickle)  does a gal good.   I'll have to remember that JodyAnn!

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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Timber Wolf   
Timber Wolf

My Grandmother would have loved you JodyAnn! She made home made dill pickles. They might make you stronger, too. My ex brother in law, who was a rough and tough brawling type once said something about grams pickles, and the next instant, she had put him on the floor! May they serve you well.:D

 

Lots of love,

Timber Wolf🐾

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Charlize   
Charlize

:applause:Go Gram!

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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JodyAnn   
JodyAnn

I just purchased a Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Pro. Way faster and cleaner! Rips a giant jar in about 2.5 minutes. Life is good.

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Briana   
Briana
On 7/30/2017 at 7:12 AM, JodyAnn said:

Hydrate with dill pickle juice. It removes amino acids and replaces electrolytes without adding potassium.

Hmmmm....I'd have to see some research on that, and not from self-proclaimed nutritional experts/trainers with something to sell or Google. :-) While the "drinking pickle juice" thing has been around for a long time, there are some things to be aware of.  The biggest issue  is sodium load.  While sodium content varies from brand to brand, and what's listed on the label is for the pickles themselves, 8-10 oz of most prickle juice (a brine solution)  has way more than the daily recommended sodium allowance.  For many, especially older adults even in great condition, that additional sodium can be dangerous.  In some, it can cause fluid retention & swelling and possibly congestive heart failure.  Even conditioned athletes are susceptible.  If you do use pickle juice (generally nothing more than water, vinegar, salt, and spices...), I'd recommend doing it in moderation - a few oz, and definitely drink plenty of water.

Eat a healthy balanced diet and drink water - lots of water.  For most of us out there, sports drinks like Gatorade etc. are really not necessary.

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JodyAnn   
JodyAnn

This is true, that is why I cut with two thirds water. In derby we loose salt like crazy. For a sedintary person cutting back on the total oz per glass may be a good thing.

I do my labs every three months, my numbers are never high. As always YMMV.

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Charlize   
Charlize

While most of us have plenty or too much sodium in our diets very heavy exorcise may require a supplement.  I found working as a laborer in a pipe crew doing heavy work on interstate highways that i had to take salt tablets or suffer headaches.  That was certainly an extreme.  My shirts could stand by themselves once the perspiration had evaporated.  ( while butch as heck it didn't make me loose my femininity)

Gatorade was developed to handle that kind of physical work in the heat of playing football in Florida.   I certainly don't need any supplements now even while working the farm.  (except maybe loading hay)

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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