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    Sportlegs?? Any results??

    Just bought Sportlegs supplement. Seems like it can't hurt. Plan on using them for better recovery. Has anyone used them, and can they be used with other meds?

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    I tried it for a few months a couple years ago. At first, it seemed to help, but after a few months, I decided that it was all in my head.
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    Not hurting

    Quote Originally Posted by TS2213
    Just bought Sportlegs supplement. Seems like it can't hurt. Plan on using them for better recovery. Has anyone used them, and can they be used with other meds?
    The only thing it will hurt is your wallet. Really just high priced nutrient substitute, compared to what you can easily get in a reasonable diet. In that sense, they're just like other supplements

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    Thanks for the response,I figured that I might be waisting my money, I thought I would 'give it a shot" My legs have been unusally sore after my rides lately, and I haven't been able to train like I would like. Someone told me I should drink 'milk of magneseum' for same effect. Anyone try that??

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    Don't underestimate the placebo effect if it works for you, just dont pay 2 much for it.

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    I did a bunch of TTs and cross races last year. Took sportlegs in about half of them. It had no noticeable effect. I had some good days and some bad days - no pattern.

    Some friends who are prone to cramping do take them and swear they help. Cramping has never been a problem for me so can't say if they help for this.

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    I've had mixed results with the stuff. A couple of times on my road bike, I'ts been literally hit or miss. I also race motocross, and a couple of times when practicing I've used Sport Legs, and did notice a lot less cramping, and soreness in my forearms.

    On a side note, I've been taking ZMA to help me sleep, and notince that the soreness in my legs is gone in the morning. I'm gonna just keep telling myself that the ZMA works, 'cause I sleep a lot better when I'm using it.

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    no noticeable effect

    Quote Originally Posted by TS2213
    Just bought Sportlegs supplement. Seems like it can't hurt. Plan on using them for better recovery. Has anyone used them, and can they be used with other meds?
    Tried it on a few long training rides and then a century. If there was an effect it was not significant. I decided it was not worth my money

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    Have not noticed a difference performance wise. But they do seem to help with cramping. If you dont have problems with cramping dont waste your money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TS2213
    Thanks for the response,I figured that I might be waisting my money, I thought I would 'give it a shot" My legs have been unusally sore after my rides lately, and I haven't been able to train like I would like. Someone told me I should drink 'milk of magneseum' for same effect. Anyone try that??
    Who was this person and what did you do to them?! Milk of magnesia is a laxative.

    Seriously, though, my mom takes magnesium before bed. She says it's the only thing that stops her restless legs syndrome.

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    Good hydration and an extra hour of sleep the night before an event will beat the effect of sportylegs or whatever....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevhogaz
    On a side note, I've been taking ZMA to help me sleep, and notince that the soreness in my legs is gone in the morning. I'm gonna just keep telling myself that the ZMA works, 'cause I sleep a lot better when I'm using it.
    What us ZMA????
    Sportlegs has helped me with cramping issues for years.
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    i've been using SL for 3 years. I love the stuff. yes, for the most part they are a "nutrient substitute", but is there a problem with that? if you would prefer, you could probably manage the equivalent through whole foods, but you cant beat the convenience of a couple of little pills

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    I brought a bottle and have used it once. I've always had problems with the burn as I push to big of a gear. Anyway, my first trial was a disaster. Indoor training session and my legs felt worse than ever. It was almost as if it accelerated the burn.

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    I think SL is just another expensive supplement.
    If it works for you, go for it.

    I use a little Chocolate Milk or Ovaltine post ride, and I think the Calcium and Magnesium may help with cramping. Seems to work for me.

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    hard to isolate causes

    Quote Originally Posted by TS2213
    Just bought Sportlegs supplement. Seems like it can't hurt. Plan on using them for better recovery. Has anyone used them, and can they be used with other meds?
    I tried them for time trials, and found I did well -- HOWEVER, I realized that for these particular days I was also treating them as important rides, which involved proper tapering, diet, and motivation. So, regardless of the SL, I should have felt strong.

    I had bad days with them, as well, which I can easily attribute to other causes, like not being rested or a change in training emphasis. I don't know how you can distinguish what's what. If they made you throw up, I suppose that would help to tell, or if you have a series of 25.0 mph time trials, and all the sudden you have a 26.0 using them, and back to 25.0 without them, that might be something, but you'd need a lot of trials to tell much. Bottom line, though, I don't think they can hurt.
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