Hammer Nutrition is a supplement sponsor for Western Reserve Racing endurance events. Perform your best – make Hammer’s natural products, free of added sugars, artificial colors, flavors, chemicals, and preservatives – part of your smart fueling strategy.
Hammer Nutrition Training Tip #4:
BEFORE WORKOUTS AND RACES, CONSUME 300-400 CALORIES. COMPLETE YOUR MEAL 3 HOURS BEFORE YOU START EXERCISE.
To perform and feel your best during races or workouts, consume no more than 300-400 calories. Choose easily digested, complex carbohydrates, along with a small amount of protein and a little healthy fat. Avoid fiber, simple sugar, and acidic foods. Finish your meal 3 hours before exercise. Eating within 3 hours can seriously hurt your performance by 1) reducing the conversion of fats to fuels, and 2) accelerating glycogen depletion.
Tip: If your race is early, don’t sacrifice sleep to eat! Instead, consume a small amount of supplemental fuel, such as one Hammer Gel, about 5 minutes before starting.
Be sure to fuel up with Hammer Gels and Endurolytes – provided at aid stations at these upcoming Western Reserve Racing events: