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 »
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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 »
Author: Steve Born
When it comes to calories, fluids, and electrolytes, the human body is not designed to accept from your fuel donation an amount that comes anywhere near to what it’s losing. The good news is that your body knows this, which is why it has numerous built-in hormonal (survival) mechanisms, which very easily “bridge the gap” between what your body is losing and what it can accept from you. Don’t try to replace what you’re losing; you’ll only make matters worse. Instead, replenish your body with appropriate, “body cooperative” amounts of calories, fluids, and electrolytes. When you do, your body can’t help but respond positively, and it will be able to do what you want it to do more consistently hour after hour. Learn why a “Less is Best” approach is undeniably the right way to fuel and start reaping the benefits today!
» Read the full Less is Best – The Right Way To Fuel article.
Author: Steve Born
There are many theories as to why athletes suffer muscle cramps, though the usual culprits are improper hydration and/or improper electrolyte replenishment. If don’t consume enough fluid, one of the unpleasant outcomes you can expect is cramping. Ditto if you consume too much fluid (See the article Hydration – What You Need to Know for more information on this important topic). Additionally, if you don’t replenish electrolytes consistently during exercise, especially during hot-weather workouts and races, cramping is almost guaranteed to happen – and if you’ve ever suffered from mild-to-debilitating cramping, that’s a bridge you want to hopefully cross one time only.
Needless to say, as important as the calories you consume and the fluid you drink during exercise is a consistent replenishment of electrolytes, and not just to help prevent cramping. A number of important bodily functions, including muscular performance, are severely compromised if adequate levels of electrolytes are not present. Even if you’ve got your fuel and hydration plan dialed in, without adequate, balanced levels of electrolytes, you’re missing a crucial component of the athletic performance “puzzle.”
So even if you’ve never had a cramping issue in your life, but most certainly if you have, we encourage you to thoroughly read Electrolyte Replenishment – Why It’s So Important and How to Do It Right. In the article we’ll look closely at this vital, but often neglected and misunderstood, aspect of fueling.
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »