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7 Tips for avoiding holiday weight gain

By: Vicki Hackman

November 21, 2014

Sugar- and fat-laden desserts, party noshes and sauces, second (and third) cocktails. . . Add reduced exercise and increased stress to the mix, and you've got a recipe for weight gain. From Thanksgiving through the early New Year, even the most discipline

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Throw away the candy! Treat your body to real endurance fuel

By: Vicki Hackman

November 14, 2014

Halloween is over, but the leftovers linger... bars, bites, and nibbles designed to send kids of all ages into sugar nirvana. Well, it's time to throw away the candy. Whether disguised as a Halloween goodie or an "energy" fuel, refined sugar is far more t

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Running Wilderness: a celebration of mountain running

By: Jimmy Grant, Hammer Nutrition sponsored athlete

November 7, 2014

When I think adventure, I think wilderness: lofty mountains, deep canyons, remote, wild, inspiring. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and I could come up with no better way to honor its legacy than running through Montana's wilder

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You'll go nuts for NEW Nocciola (Hazelnut-Chocolate) Hammer Gel!

By: Steve Born

October 31, 2014

Now we've done it. . . Created the most delicious endurance fuel ever, that is! We are proud to announce what's sure to be your next favorite Hammer Gel flavor: NEW Nocciola (pronounced no-CHO- lah).

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Breathe Easy—5 tips to stay cold and flu free

By: Vicki Hackman

October 17, 2014

Sure, you could suffer through a fall workout or race with a drippy nose, headache, and mild fever if you had to. But who wants to? Put this five-point defense plan into action and breathe easy—straight through to the finish of cold and flu season.

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Phytolean - Your off-season weight-control weapon

By: Steve Born

October 10, 2014

For most athletes it's the off-season, a time when many of us resign ourselves to weight gain thanks to training less and eating more. If that scenario sounds all-too familiar, don't be dismayed. With a bit of effort on your part—and a powerful assist fro

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"Get out there!"—an interview with Ryan Van Duzer

By: Hammer Nutrition

October 3, 2014

In June, cyclist and travel journalist Ryan Van Duzer (often seen on the Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic TV) completed the grueling Race Across America—his first-ever cycling race—as a member of an eight-person team. Fueled by H

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Fueling for cyclocross success

By: Brian Frank

September 26, 2014

Whether you are fueling for cyclocross, a 40K time trial, or a 5K or 10K run, calorie timing before a high intensity, short duration event is critical. For most athletes, fueling for these events remains a bit of a mystery. (Hint: Oatmeal 60-90 minutes be

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High protein diets linked to lower blood pressure

By: Steve Born

September 19, 2014

The statistics are both startling and sobering: One-third of American adults has hypertension (high blood pressure) and nearly 79 million are clinically obese, which puts them at a high risk for developing hypertension. High blood pressure puts an enormou

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