Hammer Nutrition Blog

Eat Fat to Lose Fat?

Posted by cvanloan on 01/19/2011 in Nutrients for Health,Products | 1 Comment »

Salmon fillet

Author: Steve Born

It sure sounds paradoxical, eating fat to help lose body fat. But that very well may be true and at this time of the year, a time when we’re trying to keep that “winter coat” to a minimum and/or kick start our weight-loss goals, it’s something definitely worth considering. Of course, you want to make sure that you’re eating the right kind of fats—meaning the healthy Omega 3 essential fatty acids (and avoiding saturated fats)—and that you’re consuming an adequate, but not too high, amount of them. Continue Reading »

REM Caps, At Home in the Peloton

Posted by pgrove on 01/14/2011 in Athlete Updates,Fueling Advice,Hot Tips,Products | No Comments »

A guest blog post by Phil Elsasser of the Hagens Berman Elite Team Fueled by Hammer Nutrition.

While I have used several of Hammer’s products such as Heed and Sustained Energy in the past, this year I have had the great opportunity to explore some of their supplements through Hammer’s support of the Hagens Berman Cycling Team. One product that impressed me greatly was Hammer’s REM Caps. Being an endurance athlete means that generally by the time my head hits the pillow at the end of the day I am out like a light. As a result, I have never really thought about using a sleep aid. This year definitely changed that. Continue Reading »

Wintertime Fitness: Don’t Give it up, Switch it up!

Posted by pgrove on 01/05/2011 in Hot Tips,Products,Testimonials | No Comments »

On the wagon and on top of the valley.

Alright, let’s face it; for the next few months, the weather in about three-quarters of the U.S. just isn’t going to be that great. For those who are fortunate enough to live in warm temps in January, please continue with your winter running and riding (or take a trip down to Tucson for the annual Hammer Camps!) or whatever it is you get to do in short sleeves. But for everyone else longing for warmer weather, there certainly is still hope! Continue Reading »

Hammer Athletes close down 2010 with a bang at Cyclocross Nationals!

Posted by pgrove on 12/17/2010 in News | No Comments »

Miles Frank Rides the Mud

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 »

Endurolytes Fizz – How it Compares to Endurolytes Capsules

Posted by cvanloan on 12/08/2010 in Fueling Advice,Products | 1 Comment »

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 »

Using Perpetuem Solids

Posted by cvanloan on 12/03/2010 in Fueling Advice,Products | 28 Comments »
Brian Frank fuels with the NEW Perpetuem Solids during the Highline Hammer while riding with friend, Marshall Opel.

Brian Frank fuels with the NEW Perpetuem Solids during the Highline Hammer while riding with friend,
Marshall Opel.

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 »

Ryan Sandes and Joe Bacal, Taking the Desert by Storm in Their own Way

Posted by pgrove on 11/24/2010 in News | 1 Comment »

Ryan Sandes Crosses the Sahara

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 »

Hammer Nutrition on Site at the 25th Running of the UltraCentric

Posted by pgrove on 11/17/2010 in News | No Comments »

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!

Win Perpetuem Solids on Facebook!

Posted by cvanloan on 11/16/2010 in News | No Comments »

Win Perpetuem Solids on Facebook

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!

Coed Hammer Ultra Runners Battle in the Land of the Javelina

Posted by pgrove on 11/05/2010 in News | 1 Comment »

Jamie D and Crew in CostumeA 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 »