A little known or respected beast, the javelina (not quite a pig) is a brave creature of the Southwest. Javelina band together in herds of up to 50 to drive off the much stronger coyote and bobcat, but keep a low profile to avoid the vicious puma. As our good friend Owen of Tucson Hammer Camp fame will attest, never turn your back to a wild pack of javelina . . . Continue Reading »
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Of all the disciplines and all the courses in 24 hour racing, the solo competition at Moab has to be the hardest of the hard. Every mile of the course wants to put you in the ER, and the slightest loss of focus will do just that. Staying both physically strong and mentally aware at this distance requires the rider to be just as stubborn as the rocks they negotiate. Extensive training and a nutrition plan worthy of 240 miles of off-road riding are another “must-have” for this type of undertaking. Continue Reading »
Welcome back for Part “Deux” of our series on fueling for success at this year’s 24 Hours of Moab, the U.S. 24 Hour National Championships. This time around, we’ll take a look at how Montana riders Clint Muhlfeld and Ben Parsons worked together and fueled right to win their first national championship.
Watching from the sidelines of my much less demanding four-man races, I’ve always thought that 2-man racing looks ridiculously hard, almost worse than solo in some ways. The catch with 2-man, 24-hour racing is that you are expected to race like a 4-man team, just without any recovery. Hammer’s ever-present fueling guru, Steve Born, took this into account and created a desert-proof fueling program for these two athletes. He set them up with HEED, Hammer Gel, and Endurolytes for the course and had a supplement cocktail ready after each lap. The interesting thing about their short time between laps was that there wasn’t enough time to take Recoverite. While the whey protein in Recoverite is great for rebuilding muscle, it wouldn’t be ideal for athletes going back on course within three hours. For this reason, Sustained Energy or Perpetuem was recommended on occasion to fulfill the protein requirement for longer events. Basically, as soon as Ben or Clint finished a lap, they wanted to do as much as they could to recover from their lap, while simultaneously preparing for the next . . . quite a tall order. Continue Reading »
The 2010 edition of 24 Hours of Moab was held precisely one year after my first 24-hour race, the 2009 edition of the same event. In one year’s time, I’ve competed in four 24-hour events with Hammer Nutrition® and learned more about this format of racing than I ever thought possible. I’ve also enjoyed some amazing experiences with great friends and co-workers. It’s made me think about how far we’ve come. Continue Reading »
Here at Hammer Nutrition®, we are very proud of the annual nationwide events that we sponsor (more than 2,600 events this year!). However, we get extra excited about the ones that take place right here in our own backyard. One of those races is the always entertaining Woodland Park Cyclocross Race, put on by none other than Hammer staffer and racer extraordinaire Matt Butterfield. Matt has been making quite a splash all summer, most recently last weekend with a 3rd place finish in the 4-man championship class at 24 Hours of Moab. Continue Reading »
Everyone at Hammer Nutrition would like to congratulate Betsy Solis—winner of $2,500 in Hammer Nutrition products. We hope you enjoy the products and clothing gear!
The drawing was held at the Kona Brewing Co. at 7 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2010. Many Ironman participants were present. The restaurant and bar were full, with many people waiting to get in for the drawing and dinner. During the live entertainment break, Mike Freeman, our on-the-scene Hammer Nutrition Ambassador, held the drawing. Chloe, a pretty young lady from the audience, picked the lucky winner from approximately 300 entrants.
The reviews are in—Hammer Nutrition’s HEED wins a 2010 Best of MTBR Award. HEED has won the Best of MTBR Award for the last five years! With more than 70 sports nutrition products reviewed, HEED was the only product to receive a 5 out of 5 rating.
How does MTBR choose the best products?
The following is reprinted from MTBR.com: MTBR.com was created to get feedback from real cyclists on the products and equipment that they use. Good, bad, bottom line, is it worth it? Those are the top questions that MTBR poses to each of their users. Every year, they find the best products from the site that consistently win the praises of the consumer. Hence, the Best Of Awards!
Winners were selected by the highest rated products that met a minimum number of reviews for each category.
It doesn’t matter if the manufacturer is well known or a new kid on the block, that’s what makes this award unique. If the product works and performs well, then the consumers will reward it.
» Read the MTBR Reviews
By Erin Fawcett
Published in the Red Deer Express
A Central Alberta athlete currently has his sights on breaking the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest time continuously cycling on a spinning machine.
Adventure cyclist Ryan Correy, 27, of Bentley, began his attempt on Wednesday at Best Body Fitness in Sylvan Lake. Continue Reading »
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 »