Hammer Nutrition Blog

Globus Pad Placement Explained

May 31, 2010

Globus Pad Placement Explained

Pad placement is very important for effective EMS training. Understanding a couple of principles will help with pad positioning for any muscle. The main points to keep in mind are:

  • Position relative to the muscle anatomy
  • Direction between pads
  • Size of pads
  • Polarity in my opinion, and that of several respected researchers, is not important. Continue Reading »

Hot Tip: Dietary Sodium Intake when Using Race Day Boost

May 29, 2010

Most everyone consumes 6000-8000 milligrams of sodium per day, an amount that’s two to three times the upper recommended daily dose for sodium. Therefore, the practice that some athletes follow, which is to consume extra amounts of salt in the in the days prior to a race in the hopes of “topping off sodium stores,” is without merit and a practice we vehemently do not recommend. Continue Reading »

Hot Tip: Staying Alert at Night During Ultras

May 22, 2010

Staying Alert at Night During Ultra RacesBob Corman, after finishing his last lap at 6:30 AM on Sunday morning during the The Davis Bike Club Annual UMCA 12/24 hour challenge. Competing with teammate Jay Kilby, the self-supported duo (no support crew) completed 374 miles in the 24-hour period. Photo: Jay Kilby

If you’re doing an ultra distance race, one where you’ll be racing through the night and into the next day, chances are you’ll need something to help you stay alert. We have two suggestions: Continue Reading »

New Digital Format for Endurance News & Athlete Education Series

May 19, 2010
Endurance News Digital Format

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This format aims to replicate the feel of reading our publication in print.

Additional features include:

  • -Search Capability
  • -Interactive Linking
  • -PDF Download Option
  • -Print Function
  • -Email Option

Find these publications through the Hammer Nutrition Knowledge Base.

We hope that everyone enjoys the eco-friendly versions of our popular print media!

Dinner & Driving with Patrick Dempsey at Pacific Raceways

May 13, 2010

The Team Seattle Racing Guild for Seattle Children’s Hospital, Dempsey Racing, and The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing hosted a Dinner & Driving event with Patrick Dempsey at Pacific Raceways/ProFormance Racing School in Kent, Washington on Monday, May 10th, benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital and The Dempsey Center.

Brian Frank & Patrick DempseyHammer Nutrition Owner Brian Frank with Patrick Dempsey at the event. Continue Reading »

Website Feature: Quick Order

May 12, 2010

Quick Order Page PreviewWe have created a slick new website feature for new and returning customers alike. The Quick Order page lets you view and order all of the Hammer Nutrition fuels & supplements on one page. Your cart scrolls along the page with you, making it a one-stop shopping destination. If you want to know more about a product, detail links take you to the product pages.

Give the Quick Order a try today and let us know what you think!

http://www.hammernutrition.com/quick-order/

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Hot Tip: Hot-Weather Training/Racing Recovery Tips

May 8, 2010

Hot Weather Training Racing and Recovery TipsAs an ultra endurance rider, I usually have a low-grade fever after many events and some of my longer training rides which I have been told is due to several factors:

* Some dehydration
* An immune system that is not up to 100%
* Hours of pushing my body above its normal core temperature Continue Reading »

Feedback from Stacie L. Holmes

May 7, 2010

Being an avid runner and cyclist I use Hammer Gel, Perpeptuem, Recoverite, Anti-Fatigue Caps and Endurolytes.  I can not say enough about the quality of Hammer products.  Not only do they taste great, they are very kind to the GI and leave you refueled and refreshed for the next days adventures.  I hate to admit it but I have used other brands on the market and I was left with GI cramping, energy crashes and dehydration.  Hammer Perpeptuem, Anti-Fatigue Caps, and Endurolytes also helped me finish my first Chicago Marathon last fall.  Thanks to Hammer I have faith that my endurance or short runs and rides will be nothing but enjoyable. I thank you to no end for providing athletes like myself with the highest quality products, staffing knowledgeable team members, and providing customers with essential knowledge to have successful and enjoyable adventures on the trails, pavement or water.  I am a Hammer customer for life.

Thanks Again,
Stacie L. Holmes
Runner & Cyclist

Richard Shields & Mike Freeman at USA/NCNCA District Criterium Championships

May 6, 2010

Richard Shields took 1st and Mike Freeman took 2nd in the 65+ USA/NCNCA District Criterium Championships on May 2nd. Congratulations to both of them!
Photo: Jim Turner

Hot Tip: No High-Fiber Foods as Pre-Race Meal

May 1, 2010

No High Fiber Foods as Pre-Race MealJon Berghoff at his 400 Mile Extreme Marathon to help raise funding and awareness for the Front Row Foundation Photo Courtesy: Carl Drew and Lindsay Musser

Consuming an adequate amount of fiber is, as you know, a good thing for general health purposes. However, high-fiber foods, such as oatmeal, are not ideal pre-workout/race meal choices. Quoting Dr. Bill Misner, Ph.D. – “a high fiber pre-race meal may ‘create the call for an unscheduled and undesirable bathroom break in the middle or near the end of the event.’” Continue Reading »