quote:Originally posted by Richard
quote:Originally posted by Whither Canada
I don't think it's coincidence that we seem to be seeing way more leg cramping than usual so far.
Although the quality of the field turf keeps evolving to get closer than ever to natural grass, you're still essentially playing on top of concrete.
Although the exact cause of muscle cramps is unknown (idiopathic), some researchers believe inadequate stretching and muscle fatigue leads to abnormalities in mechanisms that control muscle contraction. Other factors may also be involved, including exercising or working in intense heat, dehydration and depletion of salt and minerals (electrolytes). I don't think FieldTurf versus natural grass has anything whatsoever to do with cramping, it even happens to rock-climbers.