Superior Knowledge for Maximizing Your Performance
At Hammer Nutrition our belief is that a product, no matter how good it might be, loses its value significantly if it's not supported with the highest quality customer service and knowledge resources. The latter, knowledge resources, is what this section of the web site is all about, and it's here where you'll find an unsurpassed range of information covering a wide range of topics, including fueling and supplementation recommendations, general health issues, and product usage information... all designed to help you achieve peak performance. Our efforts to bring you the most comprehensive-yet-usable information never ceases, so check this page often for updates.
The Hammer Nutrition Fuels - What They Are and How to Use Them
Whether your workouts or races last an hour or two, or a week or two, Hammer Nutrition has the fuels your body craves. You can completely and perfectly fulfill your pre, during, and post-workout requirements from our line of fuels. However, with so many choices and combinations of choices, how do know which to choose?
Sugar and the Mind:
Does sugar impair memory? According to rat studies conducted at Georgia State University, apparently so. Adult rats were given diets of either 0-percent or 60-percent fructose and ran through a water maze to test performance. The short version: the fructose impaired the rats’ ability to remember the location of the target platform.
Recovery - A crucial component for success:
Training causes physical stress and depletion. Recovery is when adaptation to that stress occurs; it involves improvements not only in muscle performance, but also in glycogen storage. Read More
Dietary Fructose and Fructose Containing Sweeteners Negatively Impact Health:
Consuming as little as 40-50 grams or slightly over 1.5-ounce fructose over a 10 hour period may increase blood pressure, blood triglycerides, reduced insulin binding & insulin sensitivity, and increase fat weight gain. The disturbing fact is that the general population has been consuming more than that amount every day for the past 34 years.
The Endurance Diet:
Some foods transfer calories more efficiently producing more energy to meet the extraordinary demands imposed by extreme endurance exercise. The "Best" diet is the one that supports healthy cardiovascular function including implications for longevity and quality of life. It is now known that specific menu orders either a reward or an unnecessary harmful consequence.
Cycling Perfomance Physiology: An Analysis of What Makes a Good Rider:
This paper reports some, but not all, of the physical requirements determined to increase maximal cycling performance? The answer is complex when one seeks to determine what specific physiological characteristics change a good athlete into a great athlete. Read More
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you have given and the articles I read through your website have given me great perspective on ultra endurance nutrition. I realize more and more why nutrition is the most important thing in my boat when going beyond a 6 hour race. Thank you for your incredible customer service and prudent
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, Anti-Fatigue Caps
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Although I trained extensively for the 125km Canadian Death Race, the CDR was by far the hardest thing I have ever done. The fuels and supplements I ordered from Hammer Nutrition and used throughout the race kept me going... for all 22 hours of the race! Additionally, the knowledge section
of your site was invaluable in teaching me exactly how to treat my body before, during and after the race. I will definitely be recommending your products and your knowledge to everyone I know. Thanks again for all the help!
I'm a scientist and the major reason that I use Hammer products is that you base your products on hard-core science and provide references
for all of your claims and statements. Keep up the good work, and please retain your objective, scientific approach to providing and improving your products.