Hammer Nutrition Blog

Hot Tip: Maintaining Optimal Hydration Status

July 31, 2010

Maintaining Optimal Hydration StatusNo research has conclusively arrived at an recommended daily intake for fluids, but about 0.5 – 0.6 fluid ounces per pound of body weight makes a more accurate standard than the “eight glasses a day” commonly recommended for everyone. Multiplying your body weight in pounds by .5 to .6 will give you the figure, in fluid ounces, that you should aim for daily to maintain regular daily hydration needs (that is, in addition to your exercise-induced needs).

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The 9th Annual Highline Hammer: Blue Skies and Big Miles!

July 27, 2010

By Phil Grove

Hammer Highline in Glacier National Park

Five days in a row of perfect weather is pretty rare in Northwest Montana, but that’s just what the campers of the 9th Annual Highline Hammer were treated to at this year’s event. Besides lucking out on the weather, these 24 folks received some soon-to-be world-famous Montana hospitality while pushing their legs to the limit all weekend long. If you’ve never made a trip to come see us, the Highline Hammer is the perfect excuse to put your worries aside and focus on the important things in life – good friends, great rides, and amazing food! Continue Reading »

Electrical Muscle Stimulation – E-stim Power Pump

July 26, 2010

Author: Jim Bruskewitz

Let’s take a practical approach to E-stim training. Those of you that train with E-stim certainly use the active recovery to maintain frequent, high quality training. The Globus offers many strength training programs that can do as much for your training as the active recovery does. These benefits are real and quickly felt. Here’s a very basic and powerful approach that I know from personal experience works extremely well. Continue Reading »

Hot Tip: Lose Those Last Few Pounds of Fat

July 24, 2010

Lose Those Last Few Pounds of FatSo, the racing season is almost here and you’re getting pretty fit… with the exception of those last few stubborn pounds that just don’t seem to want to leave. How do you shed those remaining “hard-headed” pounds without compromising your training? It’s as simple as cutting starch out of your evening meal and replacing it with copious amounts of vegetables and salad. Eat normally throughout the day, then for your evening meal, just consume protein, salad and vegetables. The vegetables will provide all of the carbs you need to maintain glycogen stores. You may feel a little hungry before bed, but do this regularly (not necessarily every day) and watch those love handles evaporate.

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2010 Highline Hammer Video Clip

July 23, 2010

Fit E-stim Into Your Training

July 19, 2010

Fit Estim into Your TrainingAuthor: Jim Bruskewitz

Electrical muscle stimulation mimics other activities that we do, but it is accomplished with a twist. Rather than packing up your gear and heading out somewhere, you can do a better job of building strength and pinpointing the right kind of muscle endurance work to deliver the adaptations you’re looking for in your home, office or anywhere you choose with E-stim. Globus E-stim can be controlled to get just the right amount of muscular contraction to speed your recovery from tens of hours to minutes of activity. Although it is not meant to be a substitute for the sports you love to do, it can enhance your performance when doing your cherished activities. Continue Reading »

Hot Tip: Take Your Supplements with Grapefruits or Grapefruit Juice

July 17, 2010

Take Your Supplements with Grapefruits or Grapefruit JuiceCourtesy of Dr. Bill: I know of no reason why to limit grapefruit juice from use with any Hammer Nutrition supplements.

Here is why: Grapefruit juice increases the absorption, bioavailability, and potency of nutrients due to the bergamottin content of grapefruit temporarily blocking some types of Cytochrome P-450 enzymes (especially CYP3A4 enzyme) in the gastrointestinal tract. Like all Cytochrome P-450 enzymes, CYP3A4 is responsible for the (phase I) detoxification of various substances in the intestines and liver. This inhibitory effect of Grapefruit juice may last for up to 48 hours after ingestion. Conclusion: In my opinion, the effect of grapefruit or grapefruit juice is positive, favoring nutrient potency effects in human metabolism.

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The 2010 Highline Hammer Has Begun!

July 15, 2010

Riders arrived at Hammer Headquarters in beautiful Whitefish, Montana yesterday, greeted by beautiful riding weather for this year’s edition of the Highline Hammer! Continue Reading »

Importance of Vitamin D3, Especially During Winter Months

July 15, 2010

Based on an ever-growing body of research, an increase in vitamin D has been shown to be beneficial for a tremendous variety of health issues, far too many to list here. One recent study (of many) shows that the dose required to achieve a healthy blood level of vitamin D is 1,000 – 3,000 IU per day in the absence of sun exposure. [1] Continue Reading »

The New Hammer Events Calendar Is Online!

July 13, 2010

We just launched our new and easy to use event calendar. We hope that the calendar will become the “go-to” place for Hammer fans to stay up to date with Hammer-sponsored events all over the USA. You can now search and sort events by location, type, and date to quickly find the event(s) you are looking for. Once you find an event you can easily share the event information through a wide range of social outlets. Take a minute to check out our new calendar today!
Hammer Nutrition Sponsored Events Calendar