The Europeans were onto something when they decided to place the sport of cyclocross at the far end of the cycling calendar. Just before the legs and mind have had enough for the year, ‘cross comes around and riders give it one more push before throwing in the towel. Luckily, the races are of short duration and the terrain often favors technical ability over raw power. This means that riders can usually stay competitive well into November, and for a select few, all the way through to national championships. Continue Reading »
Hammer Nutrition Blog
Author: Steve Born
Endurolytes Fizz (introduced recently along with Perpetuem Solids) is the newest member of the Hammer Nutrition lineup of superior, high-quality fuels. This great product gives you yet another option—and a deliciously refreshing one at that—to fulfill your body’s electrolyte requirements. Continue Reading »
Author: Steve Born
We believe that Perpetuem Solids, while they can be used as your sole source of calories, are best used as a part-time, solid-food source of calories. They are designed primarily to augment your use of the Hammer Nutrition liquid fuels, helping you reach your targeted hourly caloric total during exercise/competition, especially that lasting more than two hours. Continue Reading »
One is an ultra-runner, the other an off road truck driver, the two sports couldn’t have less in common. As different as their endeavors may be, Ryan Sandes and Joe Bacal share much more than just their nutrition sponsor. They both have had near perfect seasons, capped with huge victories this week for each. Continue Reading »
We are excited to once again be a major sponsor of The UltraCentric Experience, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Dubbed as “the ultimate in endurance running and mountain biking events,” The UltraCentric Experience takes place in Coldspring, Texas from November 18th – 21st. And you want to talk about ultra endurance? How about races – both running and mountain biking – that are 24, 48 and 72 hours in duration!
Whoa! For more information about this epic event visit http://www.ultracentric.net/
Good luck to all participants, and if you haven’t found your way down to to Texas in a while, check this one out next year. This event has something for everyone, including Hammer Nutrition!
Want to try our new Perpetuem Solids? Just respond to our facebook poll to be entered in a drawing for a 6 tablet tube of Hammer’s new Perpetuem Solids. We will randomly select 15 winners after the poll closes on Nov. 30th.
Visit our Facebook Page today and respond to our poll for your chance to win. (One entry per person. Offer valid only in the U.S.)
Good luck and Hammer On!
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 »
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 »