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Fueling Suggestions

How to Fuel for a Marathon

How to Fuel for a Marathon

We receive a lot of phone calls and emails from runners looking for the best method of fueling for a half or full marathon. This article will present a couple of options that I believe will help take the guesswork out of both pre-race and race fueling so that you can get the very most out of your body, while enjoying the race more.
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The Hammer Nutrition Fuels

A Guide to 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?
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What to Eat Pre-Race

What advantages are achieved by consuming carbohydrates sooner than 3 hours as opposed to later than 3 hours? What disadvantages occur by elevating insulin in sedentary resting state and how does that affect glucose disposal rate during exercise?
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How Much Protein?

The more prolonged or intense the exercise, the more protein the body cannibalizes for energy from the working muscles.
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Carbohydrates 101

The primary source of muscle energy production is Adenosine Triphosphate ->ATP).
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Osmolality Review: The Biochemistry of Fuels Absorption

The premise to our position is that each individual athlete has a set reasonable osmolar pressure which changes when their internal body temperature and chemistry change accordingly.
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Why We Use A 3:1 Ratio In Recoverite

Research supports the concept for utilizing 4 parts carbohydrate to 1 part protein during the 120-minute window-of-opportunity in order to exogenously impact lean muscle mass growth and glycogen restorage.
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Simple Sugars and Complex Carbohydrates - An Incompatible Combination

If you look on a container of a Hammer Nutrition fuel you'll find something that you'll probably not see on another energy drink or gel, a warning.
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Post-Exercise Meal: Carbs Alone or Carbs + Protein?

I am asked often to support the hypothesis that proposes adding protein to carbohydrates following glycogen-depleting endurance exercise. The actual mechanisms are not (yet) well understood nor explained, but we are beginning to understand partially why it is advantageous to add protein
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The Endurolytes Rationale

Why should the body be exposed to a minimal repletion electrolyte dose during extreme losses?
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Muscle Cramps

The general origin of muscle cramps as defined by sport scientists in human performance laboratories is not well investigated and is therefore not well understood.
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Supplement Suggestions

How to Supplement for Athletes

How to Supplement for Athletes

Does your diet provide you with all the nutrients you need? We argue that it doesn't and teach you how to supplement your diet.
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The Hammer Nutrition Daily Essentials Formula

While there are several products in the Hammer Nutrition line, all with specific benefits, fulfilling specific needs, I believe that with consistent use of three Hammer Nutrition products athletes will derive exceptional benefits for both athletic performance enhancement and overall health.
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Epic Sessions - Supplement suggestions for workouts and races

While fueling (calorie, fluid, and electrolyte) should be the primary focus of all workouts and races, especially epic ones, the incorporation of an intelligent supplement program used prior to, during, and afterward will definitely assist in yielding tremendously positive results.
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Off Season Supplement Suggestions

Whether or not you stay active year round, when your main competitive season ends, does that also mean the end of your supplement program? If you plan to remain active, training frequently and racing occasionally, you can stay pretty much on your competitive season regimen. If you’re still active, then your body will still need its nutrients.
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Hot Tips

Tips for a Successful Half or Full Iron Distance Triathlon

Avoid the temptation to train too much and/or too close to race day!
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Make It Easy to Get More Protein

An interesting idea to increase your protein intake.
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Lose Those Last Few Pounds of Fat

Quick tip to shed those last few pounds.
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Elevate hGH While Sleeping

Use Whey Protein to safely increase hGH levels.
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New Endurolytes Use

Next time you visit the Bikram Yoga studio be sure to bring Endurolytes!
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REM Caps for Restless Leg Syndrome

Learn how to utilize REM Caps to deal with Restless Leg Syndrome.
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Increase Fiber, Minimize High GI Carb Consumption

Tips on how to manage your weight during the off season.
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Staying Alert at Night During Ultras

How to keep yourself awake and alert during those all night events.
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An Easy Way to Take Race Day Boost

How to easily measure and consume your Race Day Boost.
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Satisfying Hydration Requirements Prior to a Workout or Race

Some nice tips on fluid intake before a workout or race.
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Frozen Hammer Gel

Freeze your Hammer Gel for a new take on energy gel!
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Caffeine Reduction Prior to Racing

How to prepare for race day if you plan to utilize caffeine in your supplementation plan.
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Be Vigilant With Dietary Sodium Intake When Using Race Day Boost

Consider the sodium in your diet when taking Race Day Boost.
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Additional Information

Epic Workout Supplement Suggestions

Supplement Suggestions for Your Epic Workouts!

When you've got long, tough workouts planned, you need the best supplement support possible to help you get the most out of every minute you put into these arduous training sessions.
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Hammer Nutrition products are kid friendly!

Hammer Nutrition products are ideal for active children; in fact, they provide high-quality calories that young, growing bodies need to thrive. Kids don't need more sugar, salt and citric acid!
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How is xylitol and stevia used in your products?

The secret to how we're able to make a drink that's short on overt sweetness but not deprived of calories is in the sweeteners we use, xylitol and stevia, both undeniably healthier alternatives...
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Hammer Nutrition Treatise

Here is our platform, which you can expect us to consistently speak from in this website and elsewhere: Daily Diet - Eat whole (organic) foods as much as possible.
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Allergen Information

This article describes allergen information for our products.
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Quality Control - Hammer Nutrition Supplements

Now more than ever, the quality of the raw materials that go into any supplement-and, of course, the finished product-is unquestionably of vital importance to the consumer.
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