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Spartan Gold Coast Obstacle Race Event Partner CrampFix

In September 2019, Spartan is bringing the world’s best obstacle race to the Gold Coast!
CrampFix is the Event Partner to ensure you have a cramp-free obstacle race!
Spartan Gold Coast offers the opportunity for all new and returning Spartans to find out what it means #BeMore Spartan this year. Get off the fence and experience firsthand what Spartan racing’s all about by committing to a real challenge at Spartan Gold Coast!
CrampFix and Spartan Gold Coast

CrampFix is an Event Partner with Spartan Gold Coast

Win a FREE entry to Spartan Sprint Gold Coast!!!

Follow our Facebook page and tell us briefly how CrampFix has or will help you to achieve your goals to go into the draw to win!
Look out for the competition announcement post on Facebook!
Entries close 5pm Saturday 31st August 2019. The winner is drawn randomly.
Please note that travel and accommodation costs are not included in the prize. The winner must make their own travel arrangements. Only 1 x Spartan Sprint entry included in the prize.

Do you think you’re not fit enough for Spartan?

Think again because Spartan Gold Coast’s got a race and a challenge for all fitness levels – from beginner to elite! In 2019, Spartan Gold Coast will deliver the 5km Sprint, 21km Beast, Combo, Kids Race, and Hurricane Heat 4 hours. New to Spartan? Smash out the 5k Sprint – a distance that is perfect for Spartan first-timers and has been designed so anyone can run it!

Choose your race category

Racers can choose from three categories; Open, Age Group, or Elite. Whatever path you choose, the Spartan family will be with you every step of the way! See yourself conquer obstacles such as the Olympus, the Spear Throw, the Hercules Hoist, the Rings and many more!

A location known for its glorious weather, hinterland views that that demand to be noticed, and an atmosphere like no other… Spartan Gold Coast never fails to deliver!

Cramping in Obstacle Racing

Cramping can be the thing that ends a race. Particularly during obstacle racing!

Obstacle Race Cramping

Cramping in Obstacle Racing is a common race destroyer!

 

CrampFix will keep the muscle cramps away! Drink just one CrampFix QuickFix Shot sachet to stop cramps immediately! Or if you’ve cramped in previous races use CrampFix preventatively. Drink one QuickFix Shot 5 mins before the start to prevent.

Each QuickFix Shot lasts about 40-60 minutes. If the cramps come back drink another one.

CrampFix in Obstacle Racing

CrampFix really is a lifesaver for cramping!

You can safely consume up to 5 x 20ml Shots per day.

 

SPARTAN GOLD COAST LOCATION

The race will be held at in Numbinah Valley, our famous Gold Cost site, and parking is available! Refer to the Race Schedule below for timings.

Address:  2524 Nerang-Murwillumbah Road Numinbah Valley, QLD 4211

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 11:59PM 10TH SEPTEMBER AEST

LEARN MORE:

What is Spartan?

OBSTACLES:

A true Spartan must be ready for anything. We never share our full list of obstacles, we will only give you a sneak preview when we release the course maps before the race. However, you can view our obstacle hacks and other videos so that you get a good idea of what you’re in for!
View Obstacle Videos

TRAINING:

The 5k Sprint requires just a base level of fitness, and how hard you go is up to you. However, if you want to challenge yourself in the Elite or Age Group waves, or tackle the Beast or Combo, we do have a couple of resources available to help you take yourself to the next level:
Download Training Guide
View Training Videos
Follow us on Facebook for Weekly Workouts

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Causes of Muscle Cramps and How To Get Rid of Them

Potential Causes of Muscle Cramps

What causes muscle cramps and how to get rid of them?

Unfortunately, not too many people can answer this! But we can offer a few insights and theories:

Fatigue

You rarely see cramps at the start of a game or race. However, it is common to see athletes cramp at the end which leads us to believe that fatigue is a likely contributor.

Dehydration & Electrolyte Imbalance

For many years some researchers have long suggested dehydration and electrolyte imbalance (such as decreased salt content) as a cause. But recent reviews have downplayed this theory, as the evidence is mostly observational. This means while there may be an association between dehydration, salt depletion, and cramps, we can’t prove one caused the other.

In these studies, people who were prone to cramps did NOT have differences in hydration or electrolyte content compared to people who were not prone to cramps!

Furthermore, all the muscles in the body would cramp if electrolyte imbalance was implicated. Cramping is usually experienced in actively used muscles.

Salt tablets and magnesium have been commonly used for cramps, but because electrolyte imbalance and dehydration don’t appear to be the cause, their usefulness is debatable.

Other Causes of Muscle Cramps

Other causes of muscle cramps include side effects from some medications, diet or perhaps have a family history of cramping.

Lack of strength and conditioning may also play a role in exercise-related muscle cramps.

How to Get Rid of Muscle Cramps

Science is now proving there is a fast way of getting rid of muscle cramps

The latest science in relation to getting rid of muscle cramps relates more to a neurological connection. Particularly in terms of rapid relief during activity. Studies conducted with professional rugby players have shown that despite hydration, strength, conditioning & nutrition being monitored, cramping can often still occur. Hence the effectiveness of using a product that stimulates a neural response.  Products like CrampFix are able to quickly activate sensory nerves in the mouth, triggering the overactive nerve signals to release the cramp – quickly.

Swallowing and digesting is not required! Cramps disappear just by swirling the liquid around the mouth and discarding it! This is how to get rid of cramps quick enough to stay in the game.

Cyclists commonly suffer muscle cramps.

 

https://coach.nine.com.au/fitness/muscle-cramps/1f96eff6-7968-436e-b8af-4410634827e8

https://theconversation.com/health-check-why-do-we-get-muscle-cramps-93493

Discover how you can get rid of muscle cramps fast!

 

 

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Leg Cramps In Ironman CrampFix Can Save Your Race

Ironman athletes can suffer terrible leg cramps during racing and training.

“CrampFix really was a lifesaver, you put a hell of a lot of training hours into those types of events as you know, so it was a massive relief to find a product on course that literally fixed the problem in a minute or so, and enabled me to complete the event.

Port Macquarie 70.3 last year was my first long course triathlon. I felt like $1million bucks coming off the bike, and

 

within the first km of the run I was struck with my first EVER leg cramp.

 

I honestly thought my day was over, I had no idea how I would run another 20k.

Then I was lucky enough to find CrampFix at the next aid station, and it literally saved my event.

I went on to achieve my 70.3 goal.

One year later, I am attempting my first Ironman, and

I won’t think of starting without a CrampFix sachet in my belt!”

Nick Hall, Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie 2017

Leg Cramps in Ironman

‘CrampFix saved my race’ – Nick Hall, Ironman

CrampFix works rapidly by activiating sensory nerves in the mouth. Fast relief when you need it. Use it only when you need it. Prevents cramps and stops them.

Ironman athletes can cramp during any of the 3 legs. During the swim, bike or run. An Ironman can spend between 8 and 18 hours on the course. Cramping can be thing that stops a race. CrampFix will save your race!

Don’t let leg cramps in Ironman stop you from achieveing your goals! CrampFix is helping pros, top age groupers and first timers get through an Ironman cramp free!

It’s easy to use and carry! Packed in handy sachets, like gel packs. Tear open half way and drink or swirl and spit.

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No Worrying About Muscle Cramping Thanks To CrampFix!

“Haleiwa Triathlon, age group win and 4th overall.

No worrying about cramping thanks to CrampFix!”

Congratulations to Jason Sim on his recent Age Group WIN in Hawaii at the Haleiwa Triathlon!!!

AND 4th Overall

 

Jason used CrampFix for the first time in 2017 “… and didn’t look back!”

“I just want to say a huge ‘thank you!’ I flew over to China last week to roll the dice for a spot for Kona at the Qujing 70.3. With the massive obstacle of altitude and heat given I’m training in winter (Bendigo, Vic) I knew cramp would be an issue.

I used Crampfix throughout the event and didn’t look back!

I have no doubt if it wasn’t for CrampFix not only would I have not made the podium I wouldn’t have qualified for Kona!

Crampfix will definitely be part of my Kona race.

I recommend Crampfix to a lot of athletes I met, so don’t be surprised to see a few more orders from Germany and South Africa to name a few”.

Kind Regards,

Jason Sim

 

Drinking CrampFix stimulates sensory nerves in the throat which send a signal to inhibit overactive nerves wherever muscles are cramping OR about to cramp.

This theory and it’s safety has been proven in scientific studies. (If you would like to learn more about the studies, please ask us!)

  • WADA/ASADA compliant
  • Low dose
  • No mixing or measuring
  • Relieves AND Prevents muscle cramps
  • Works RAPIDLY!
  • Gluten free, Vegan
  • Convenient packaging – 20ml Sachet OR 50ml Bottle
  • All natural ingredients
  • Made in Australia in our own HACCP accredited manufacturing facility
CrampFix is especially developed to help athletes to achieve their performance goals.

It’s currently being used successfully by professional and recreational athletes around the world, including:

  • UK Commonwealth Games Athletes
  • Serena Guthrie, UK Netball, GWS Netball
  • Kayla Cullen, Silver Fern, NZ Netball
  • GWS Giants AFL Team
  • Gold Coast Titans NRL Team
  • Cronulla Sharks Rugby League Club
  • Tweed Coast Raiders, NRL Team
  • Parramatta National Rugby League Club
  • Highlanders Rugby Club, NZ
  • Leinster Rugby, Ireland
  • Korean Cycle Teams – Team Brave, Team Sooty Smith, Team Liv
  • Korean Basketball

Plus numerous Ironman and Marathon athletes in Australia. Check out our Facebook page for reviews https://www.facebook.com/staycrampfree/

The QuickFix SHOTS are available in 3 great flavours: Lemon, Raspberry & Espresso.

The Espresso included 7mg Caffeine per Shot for an extra HIT!

CampFix is available online at https://crampfix.com.au/where-to-buy/

Also in selected sports stores.

 

 

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Race Cramp Free At Ironman in 2018

Don’t let annoying muscle cramps ruin your Ironman!

CrampFix can help you stay cramp free.

All natural, easy to use BREAKTHROUGH CRAMP MANAGEMENT sports supplement.

CrampFix will be available on course at:
Ironman Australia
Ironman Cairns
Sunshine Coast 70.3

Drinking CrampFix stimulates sensory nerves in the throat which send a signal to inhibit overactive nerves wherever muscles are cramping OR about to cramp.

This theory and it’s safety has been proven in scientific studies. (If you would like to learn more about the studies, please ask us!)

  • WADA/ASADA compliant
  • Low dose
  • No mixing or measuring
  • Relieves AND Prevents muscle cramps
  • Works RAPIDLY!
  • Gluten free, Vegan
  • Convenient packaging – 20ml Sachet OR 50ml Bottle
  • All natural ingredients
  • Made in Australia in our own HACCP accredited manufacturing facility
CrampFix is especially developed to help athletes to achieve their performance goals.

It’s currently being used successfully by professional and recreational athletes around the world, including:

  • UK Commonwealth Games Athletes
  • Serena Guthrie, UK Netball, GWS Netball
  • Kayla Cullen, Silver Fern, NZ Netball
  • GWS Giants AFL Team
  • Gold Coast Titans NRL Team
  • Cronulla Sharks Rugby League Club
  • Tweed Coast Raiders, NRL Team
  • Parramatta National Rugby League Club
  • Highlanders Rugby Club, NZ
  • Leinster Rugby, Ireland
  • Korean Cycle Teams – Team Brave, Team Sooty Smith, Team Liv
  • Korean Basketball

Plus numerous Ironman and Marathon athletes in Australia. Check out our Facebook page for reviews https://www.facebook.com/staycrampfree/

The QuickFix SHOTS are available in 3 great flavours: Lemon, Raspberry & Espresso.

The Espresso included 7mg Caffeine per Shot for an extra HIT!

CampFix is available online at https://crampfix.com.au/where-to-buy/

Also in selected sports stores.

We strongly recommend you try this product before race day. It does have a strong taste but its easy on the stomach and can be swirled and spit out if preferred.

On race day, drink 1 sachet before the race OR before the stage where you think you might cramp. Carry an extra 1 or 2 with you for later in the race to ensure you finish CRAMP FREE!

If you have any questions please feel free to email or call us!

HAPPY TRAINING!

 

 

 

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“Another Win Thanks To CrampFix – Bendigo Bank Half Marathon”

Jason Sim took won the Bendigo Bank Half Marathon earlier this month “… thanks to CrampFix.”

This was only a few weeks after racing in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

Jason is a regular user of CrampFix “(At Kona )I battled an injury all day that slowed me down but I didn’t battle Cramps thanks to CrampFix!”

While in Hawaii still, one week after the Ironman Champs, Jason won his Age Group in a 30k running race!! Amazing achievements!

“After I placed 4th outright and won my age group at the 30km running race in Hawaii the week after the Ironman I am contemplating going back for the Honolulu Marathon as I’m confident I can win my age group”.

CrampFix provides athletes a valuable tool to manage muscle cramps. It works neurologically.

After taking CrampFix the sensory nerves in the throat are activated to send a signal through the spinal cord to control the overactive nerves where the muscles are cramping. It works rapidly to prevent as well as treat muscle cramps.

It is recommended to take CrampFix just 10 minutes before exercise or before expected cramp stage. This will work well to prevent any impending cramps.

If cramp does strike CrampFix can be taken to provide rapid relief, allowing athletes to continue to perform.

CrampFix is an all natural proprietary formula with a specific Ph level and combination of minerals. It is Gluten Free and Vegan.

For more information visit https://crampfix.com.au/?p=8

 

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Targeting Nerves to Treat Muscle Cramps Shows Promise Over Hydration and Electrolytes

The sports medicine community and athletes often contribute exercise related muscle cramping to dehydration or an imbalance of electrolytes. However, in an astonishing study performed by a professor of sports medicine and the director of Ironman South Africa in 1997, the conclusion was drawn that exercise-associated muscle cramping due to dehydration or electrolyte imbalances is a misconception. [1] This conclusion was drawn after the director followed 1300 runners during the competition.

The Science Behind Why Electrolytes and Hydration Don’t Help Muscle Cramps

Electrolytes and hydration must make their way through the bloodstream in order to have an effect on muscle cramps. This process takes much too long to provide relief. In fact, it takes one hour for electrolytes,[2] 30 minutes for bananas, [3] and five minutes for water. [4] For athletes, this amount of time can hinder performance due to the lack of relief of their muscular cramps.

But what about using these methods to prevent cramps rather than using them to stop cramps once they start? Even as a preventative, these measures are still not an effective choice. Researchers performed sweat testing of laborers in shipyards and mines 100 years ago. What was found was that the sweat contained high levels of chloride, which makes up half of the salt content in your sweat. This resulted in leading scientists to believe that it was the absence of this electrolyte causing muscles to malfunction rather than dehydration. [5]

Neuromuscular Fatigue and Muscle Cramps

The reason behind why electrolytes and hydration has little to no effect has to do with the neuromuscular fatigue theory. This theory believes that the issue is not with the muscles; it has to do with the nerves that control the muscles. Furthermore, the theory states:

●       Muscle contractions are initiated by a nerve, referred to as the alpha motor neuron.

●       This neuron receives messages from your brain, known as conscious movements, and also from your spinal reflexes (unconscious movements).

●       Spinal reflexes stop muscles from stretching or loading in excess.

●       Neuromuscular fatigue causes an elevation in firing from the reflexes that protect against stretching, which results in excessive muscle contractions (cramps).

Treating Cramps Through Nerve Targeting

If you’ve ever experienced a brain freeze from drinking or eating something cold, you know it’s uncomfortable. This reaction is caused by the nerves in the mouth and esophagus being topically stimulated. CrampFix uses a unique blend of ingredients which targets these nerve receptors in a person’s mouth and throat, which provides near immediate relief to your body’s neurological response. In addition, since CrampFix does not go through the bloodstream, the product relieves muscle cramps and also prevents them within 60 seconds of taking it.

Treating muscle cramps

  • [1] Beresini, Erin. “How Can I Avoid Muscle Cramps?” Outside Online, 13 May 2013. Web. 24 Dec. 2015.
  • [2] Miller, Kevin C. “Exercise-Associated Muscle Cramps: Debunking Five Myths.” Mom’s Team, 19 July 2013. Web. 24 Dec. 2015.
  • [3] Miller, Kevin C. “Exercise-Associated Muscle Cramps: Debunking Five Myths.” Mom’s Team, 19 July 2013. Web. 24 Dec. 2015.
  • [4] Hutchinson, Alex. “How Quickly Is Water Absorbed After You Drink It?” Sweat Science, 19 Oct. 2011. Web. 24 Dec. 2015.
  • [5] Tucker, Ross, and Jonathan Dugas. “Muscle Cramps: Part I.” Www.sportsscientists.com. The Science of Sport, 20 Nov. 2007. Web. 24 Dec. 2015.

 

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