ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE

THE WINNING EDGE: FUELING AND SUPPLEMENTATION IN-DEPTH


Once you've thoroughly reviewed the Essential Knowledge, dial in your fueling with these research-based articles and hot tips. You'll find specific advice on pre- and post-exercise fueling. You'll learn why complex carbohydrates are superior to simple sugars and we'll share our tried-and-true recommendations for an epic race. Info on allergens, fueling for kids, and much more is also included.

FUELING SUGGESTIONS
WHAT TO EAT PRE-RACE
By: Hammer Nutrition
What advantages are achieved by consuming carbohydrates sooner than 3 hours as opposed to later than 3 hours?
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CARBOHYDRATES 101
By: Hammer Nutrition
The primary source of muscle energy production is Adenosine Triphosphate - ATP.
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OSMOLALITY REVIEW: THE BIOCHEMISTRY OF FUELS ABSORPTION
By: Hammer Nutrition
The premise of our position is that each individual athlete has a set reasonable osmolar pressure which changes when their internal body temperature and...
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WHY WE USE A 3:1 RATIO IN RECOVERITE
By: Hammer Nutrition
Research supports the concept for combining proteins and carbohydrates during the 120-minute window of opportunity
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POST-EXERCISE MEAL: CARBS ALONE OR CARBS + PROTEIN?
By: Hammer Nutrition
We are often asked to support the hypothesis that supports adding protein to carbohydrates following glycogen-depleting exercise.
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THE ENDUROLYTES RATIONALE
By: Hammer Nutrition
Why should the body be exposed to a minimal electrolyte dose during extreme losses?
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MUSCLE CRAMPS
By: Hammer Nutrition
The general origin of muscle cramps as defined by sport scientists in human performance laboratories is not well investigated and is therefore not well...
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SUPPLEMENT SUGGESTIONS
MAGNESIUM'S MAJOR ROLE IN MENTAL HEALTH
By: Steve Born
Clinical trial reveals that magnesium supplementation reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression.
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HOW TO SUPPLEMENT FOR ATHLETES
By: Hammer Nutrition
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
THE HAMMER NUTRITION DAILY ESSENTIALS FORMULA
By: Steve Born
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
EPIC SESSIONS - SUPPLEMENT SUGGESTIONS FOR WORKOUTS AND RACES
By: Steve Born
The supplements suggested for use prior to an epic workout or race can be thought of as a preemptive strike¦
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Off Season Supplement Suggestions
OFF SEASON SUPPLEMENT SUGGESTIONS
By: Steve Born
Whether or not you stay active year round, when your main competitive season ends, does that also mean the end of your supplement program?
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SUPPLEMENT SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR EPIC WORKOUTS!
By: Steve Born
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 put into these...
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HOT TIPS
L-Carnitine - Is It Good or Bad for your Heart?
By: Hammer Nutrition
L-carnitine is an amino acid that performs three very important functions
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Electrolyte Replenishment - Why It’s So Important and How to Do It Right
By: Steve Born
What are electrolytes? Why do I need them?
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How should a person replace electrolytes and fluids during endurance efforts?
By: Hammer Nutrition
The answer to this question depends on length of the event
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Hydration - What You Need to Know
By: Steve Born
Dehydration and overhydration are common problems
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Less is Best - The Right Way to Fuel
By: Steve Born
Proper fueling is consuming the least amount necessary to keep your body doing what you want it to do hour after hour.
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Proper Fueling - Pre-Workout & Race Suggestions
By: Steve Born
Effective strategies and guidelines
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Make It Easy to Get More Protein
By: Hammer Nutrition
How much protein do endurance athletes need?
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Tips for a Successful Half or Full Iron Distance Triathlon
By: Steve Born
Avoid the temptation to train too much and/or too close to race day!
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REM Caps for Restless Leg Syndrome
By: Hammer Nutrition
Relief of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) using valerian
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Increase Fiber, Minimize High GI Carb Consumption
By: Hammer Nutrition
Keep dietary fiber intake above 30 grams daily
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Staying Alert at Night During Ultras
By: Hammer Nutrition
Chances are you'll need something to help you
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Lose Those Last Few Pounds of Fat
By: Hammer Nutrition
How do you shed those remaining hard-headed pounds?
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Frozen Hammer Gel
By: Hammer Nutrition
Want a cool treat on your next run or ride?
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Caffeine Reduction Prior to Racing
By: Hammer Nutrition
Tolerance does develop with chronic caffeine use, even if it is only 1-2 cups per day.
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Elevate hGH While Sleeping
By: Hammer Nutrition
Elevating Human Growth Hormone (hGH) levels is the surest way to enhance athletic performance and shorten recovery time.
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Satisfying Hydration Requirements Prior to a Workout or Race
By: Hammer Nutrition
Here are a couple recommendations for ensuring that you're properly hydrated
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Keeping Premixed Bottles of Sustained Energy or Perpetuem Cold
By: Hammer Nutrition
The challenge you face for a hot-weather race is how to keep that second bottle cold.
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An Easy Way to Take Race Day Boost
By: Hammer Nutrition
Thanks to Hammer client Anthony Parsells for this Hot Tip...
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New Endurolytes Use
By: Hammer Nutrition
My Endurolytes have been sitting in the cupboard with all the chilly weather we've been having as of late.
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Be Vigilant With Dietary Sodium Intake When Using Race Day Boost
By: Hammer Nutrition
Most everyone consumes 6000-8000 milligrams of sodium per day
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Eat Healthy Foods, Reduce Depression Risk
By: Steve Born
One more benefit to add to the list
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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HAMMER NUTRITION PRODUCTS ARE KID FRIENDLY!
By: Steve Born
Hammer Nutrition products are ideal for active children. In fact, they provide high-quality calories that young, growing bodies need to thrive.
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How is xylitol and stevia used in your products?
By: Hammer Nutrition
Both undeniably healthier alternatives to the simple sugars and/or artificial sweeteners contained in most sports drinks
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Allergen Information
By: Hammer Nutrition
This article describes which of our products contain allergen information.
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Hammer Nutrition Treatise
By: Brian Frank
In case we have not stated it obviously or frequently enough, here is our platform
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Quality Control - Hammer Nutrition Supplements
By: Hammer Nutrition
We chose firms that had the qualifications to meet the standards of quality and excellence we demand.
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What Makes Mito Caps so Essential
By: Steve Born
Athletes should be particularly interested in maintaining the optimal functionality of the mitochondria
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THE SODIUM WAR IS OVER!
By: Brian Frank
There has been a debate going on in the sports nutrition industry for the past 25+ years.
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Complex Carbs – Still the Quality Choice
By: Steve Born
A closer look at the science reveals the truth about this critical aspect of sports nutrition
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