Hammer Nutrition Blog

Hot Tip: Elevating Human Growth Hormone Levels with Whey

February 27, 2010

Elevating Human Growth Hormone Levels with WheyJason Keister drinking some Hammer Whey after an ascent and ski of McDonald Peak in the Mission Mountains. Photo: Dustin Phillips

Elevating Human Growth Hormone (hGH) levels is the surest way to enhance athletic performance and shorten recovery time. This is why some athletes resort to risky injections. To safely raise hGH levels without risk to your endocrine system, try this – just before bed, take 1 scoop of Hammer Whey protein in 4-6 ounces of water. Do not take with juice or milk as those carbs will hinder the process (see below). This practice may safely raise hGH levels while you sleep by as much as 400% compared to the usual nightly spike. That’s enough to have a noticeable effect on anabolic, muscle building/maintaining activity in the body, and that’s a good thing.

Take Hammer Whey in water only, as carbohydrates will hinder the process. Note that Hammer Whey contains no added carbohydrates so it’s going to be somewhat bland tasting. However, the benefits derived are anything but bland!

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Team Waste Management at 24 Hours of Old Pueblo

February 25, 2010

Team Waste Management Podium Shot

This past weekend, Team Waste Management presented by Hammer Nutrition decided to race the eleventh annual 24 hours of Old Pueblo. Usually the team jumpstarts the season by diving straight into the fast and furious southwest road scene, however this year the self proclaimed “Lost Boys” decided to start our season by doing things a little bit different. So we headed to the desert to shred our mountain bikes in the Old Pueblo. Continue Reading »

Video: 2010 February Hammer Camp

February 24, 2010

Product Spotlight: Endurance Amino

February 23, 2010

Endurance Amino Supplement

“I can not say enough good things about Endurance Amino. I used it as directed and feel like a totally different rider. I have raced two long cross country races on consecutive weekends. I raced Whiskey 50 and the next weekend raced the Idyllwild Spring Challenge 30 miler. The week in between I only took one day off and each ride I felt like going harder. I have never had the kind of power as I have felt since using Endurance Amino. As the hours go by I feel stronger. I take 4 pills after a long ride and the next day I don’t even know I had worked hard the day before. I certainly wouldn’t replace any of Hammer’s other products but Endurance Amino is number one for me.”
- Wendy Skean

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2010 February Hammer Camp – Mt Lemmon Ride

February 22, 2010

The big day – 78 miles from The Cycling House to the top and back.  6,800 feet of elevation gain.  The weather cooperated and everyone got the to the top.

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2010 February Hammer Camp – Coffee Ride

February 22, 2010

50 mile, easy spin with a coffee stop for good measure.  More or less a rest day to prepare for the assault on Mt. Lemmon on Friday.


Brian and Tom Erickson lead the group on the way back from the end of the pavement on Tanque Verde. Continue Reading »

Updated Dosage Recommendations For Hammer Fuels

February 18, 2010

Updated Dosage Recommenations for Hammer FuelsSeveral years ago, I was asked to put together some dosage suggestions for the various Hammer Nutrition fuels based on body weight. In formulating what were the original recommendations, I based them on two primary factors: Continue Reading »

2010 February Hammer Camp – Gates Pass Ride

February 17, 2010

Hammer Camp, Day 3 – Gates Pass


Today we loaded up the bikes for a short 20 minute shuttle from TCH to the Gates Pass and Saguaro East. Continue Reading »

Coconut Oil & Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs)

February 17, 2010

Q: Is Coconut Oil (which is rich in MCTs) and/or MCT supplements beneficial for athletic performance enhancement and/or general health?

A: Clinical research once responsibly condemned the “toxic health-compromising effects” from consuming Coconut Oil. This research specifically referred to “Hydrogenated Coconut Oil.” Continue Reading »

Krill Oil vs. Fish Oil – Which is better?

February 17, 2010

Krill are shrimp-like crustaceans. The oil extracted from these crustaceans, quoting one well-known nutritional scientist, “contains important omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA and DHA, fatty acids found in fish oils. Krill oil also has a high amount of a potent antioxidant called astaxanthin along with small amounts of vitamin A and vitamin E, and perhaps small amounts of other undetermined beneficial  compounds.” As far as which is better, this particular nutritional scientist writes, “We often get asked whether krill oil is a better option as a supplement than fish oil or vice versa. Fish oil has a higher percentage of EPA and DHA fatty acids; however krill oil has the advantage of having astaxanthin, an important antioxidant, vitamins A and D, and possibly other nutrients such as small amounts of phospholipids.” Continue Reading »