Strategies to Stop Cramps from Stopping You with Karl Riecken Webinar

2 modules


Course Length
60 mins

Hope Graham

15 Apr 2019



Much the scourge of triathletes, cramps can stop everyone in the performance spectrum from those just beginning exercise to the top tiers of elite competition. Recent evidence on how cramps work shows they come from a complex interaction between the health and strength of your tissues, conditioning for the event, and interactions within your nervous system. Once you have a better understanding of what they are, cramps are much easier to prevent. Learn why cramps occur and about the strategies—both common and forward-thinking—that you can implement with yourself and your athletes to keep cramps from ruining your next race or key training session.

Karl Riecken
Karl earned a master's degree in Health and Wellness and Applied Exercise Physiology from the University of Central Florida. During his undergraduate years he was a cross-country runner but fell in love with triathlon before he graduated. Karl has worked for the sport performance departments of both USA Swimming and USA Triathlon, conducting research and helping to coach world-class athletes at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. He has been an assistant coach for youth triathlon teams and for USA Triathlon Elite Development Camps. Karl now provides physiological testing and training for athletes and patients at the National Training Center in Clermont, FL. Karl holds certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, USA Triathlon, USA Track and Field, USA Cycling, USA Weightlifting, and the Road Runners Club of America.


USA Triathlon Coach Webinars
USA Triathlon offers a variety of webinars designed specifically for triathlon coaches. Each webinar is approximately 60 minutes in length. Webinars can be purchased for $34.99 each and come with the webinar recording, PowerPoint slides and a 10 question webinar exam. Coaches earn 1 USAT CEU upon passing a webinar exam. A passing score is 80% or higher. Please note, webinar purchases are nonrefundable.

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Great lecture. About 3/4 into lecture audio and video come out of sync so slides are slightly off from audio.
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