Hammer Nutrition Blog

Mark Jolin – Fueling with Hammer at the Trans Korea 308k

September 29, 2010

Mark Jolin finishing the 308K Trans-Korea

By Mark Jolin, U.S. Army, Korea

On September 11th, I was fortunate enough to become the first foreigner to ever complete the 308K Trans-Korea. Your products were a huge reason behind my success. I was having a great race and alternating between HEED, Sustained Energy, Perpetuem, and all kinds of Hammer Gel. I really trained hard for this event and, as a result, was having a great race. For the entire race, I was alternating between 4th and 8th place with a field of 119 runners. Continue Reading »

Synthetic versus Natural – Is there a difference?

September 24, 2010

Hammer athlete using Premium Insurance Caps

Author: Steve Born

A question that we’re frequently asked about Premium Insurance Caps is whether or not it contains “natural” ingredients. Of course, all of the “super food” ingredients in the product are natural, but what about the vitamins? Are they naturally derived? Is natural even necessary? Here are the answers to those questions. Continue Reading »

Boost Your Hammer Referrals with Custom Referral Links

September 21, 2010

Referral Promotion Code Coupon

Here at Hammer Nutrition we offer an affiliate program to all of our customers. The program works as follows:

  • A new customer enters a friend’s client number during checkout as a referral promotion code. Only first-time orders qualify for the referral discount.
  • The new customer receives a 15% discount through the promotion.
  • The referring client receives 25% of the new customer’s subtotal credited to their account.

One of the easiest ways to promote your client number as a 15% off referral coupon is to build your own referral link. When someone visits our site via your referral link, your client number is automatically entered at checkout during that visitor session.

To build your own referral link, follow these simple steps:

  • Replace xxxxx with your client number in the following template: http://www.hammernutrition.com/affiliates/xxxxx
  • Share this link with your friends through your website, email, Facebook, etc.

For more information on the referral program and to send your friends referral offers via email, please visit our referral page.

Breck Epic 2010

September 14, 2010

Ben Parsons & Clint Muhlfield at the Breck Epic 2010

Ben Parsons & Clint Muhlfield at the Breck Epic 2010


Author: Ben Parsons – Team Hammer Nutrition/Sportsman Ski Haus

The Breck Epic consisted of 251 miles, 42,000’ of climbing over six days, and the majority of it was trail. Trail that often made you howl with joy, and trail that sometimes left you feeling like a bag of bones hurled off the face of the Eiger. Adding to the challenge, Breckenridge sits at 9500’, so we routinely raced between 10,000’ and 12,000’ so oxygen was an asset as rare and valuable as beer in the desert. As a last minute decision, we decided to race the Open Men’s Duo instead of solo, hearing there was a super stacked field and wanting to take a shot at a podium. We were also intrigued at the challenge of completing over twenty hours of racing with a teammate. Continue Reading »

Take a “less is best” approach to caloric intake during exercise

September 10, 2010

Practice of proper Hammer Nutrition fueling
Your workout or race can go down the drain fast if you follow the “calories out, calories in” protocol that many “experts” recommend. Athletes who attempt to replace all the calories they lose will end up with bloating, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea . . . definitely unpleasant and performance-inhibiting scenarios.

If you want to achieve your best performance, replenish calories in “body cooperative” amounts, allowing your fat stores to make up the difference, which they will easily do. While 240-280 calorie per hour is a theoretical hourly maximum based on the liver converting 1 gram of carbohydrates (4 calories) per minute into glycogen, almost all athletes report success with far lower hourly caloric intake. Continue Reading »

Athlete Update: Ursula Grobler

September 8, 2010

Hammer Nutrition is proud to sponsor world-class rower Ursula Grobler who holds a world record and has an excellent opportunity to win an Olympic gold medal in 2012. We caught up with Ursula recently, just one month of training away from competing in the Senior World Championship Trials, as she pursues a dream that reaches all the way to Olympic Gold. Continue Reading »