Nutrition & Hydration

One of the keys to performing at a high level is maintaining a consistent source of fuel for your body both in terms of calories and electrolytes. Our nutrition selection has nearly doubled with the new space giving you a wide variety of products and brands. But remember, never try anything new on race day - experiment and find what works best for you during training.

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GELS: The ultimate fast food! Best when you need fast-acting, easy-to-digest source of energy on the move! Use it before and during exercise (every 30-45 minutes) to keep you going strong. Most packets are about 100 calories with some flavors having caffeine which helps metabolize fat during exercise, giving the body an additional fuel source. We offer several different brands:

guGU is the original energy gel. It provides 100 calories of high-quality carbohydrates in the form of 70-80% maltodextrin  and 30-20% fructose (ratio depends upon the flavor) along with a unique blend of amino acids and electrolytes to fight muscle fatigue, speed up the conversion of carbohydrates into  usable energy, maintain focus and prevent cramping.


Hammer Gel: Hammer Gel uses long-chain complex carbohydrates for consistent energy release. There's only a little sugar, so it doesn't set off insulin spikes causing crazy ups and downs! Like other gels, it is easily digested and has a concentrated source of complex carbohydrates with four amino acids. It is also gluten-free, vegan friendly and MSG-free. Kosher Certified too! I love the apple cinnamon flavor-tastes just like apple pie filling! 

Hüma Gel:  Huma gels provides the right 2:1 glucose to fructose blend using all natural ingredients that does not require a chemistry background to understand. These gels are packed with 9 essential amino acids from grounded Chia seeds that allow for easy digestion and energy for any physical activity. 

 


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 No, not the scooter.  This unique formula encourages your body to use fat as its energy source instead of carbohydrates.  Your body has significantly more fat than carbohydrates and does not run out of this energy source.  By using fat, your body does not deplete its carbohydrate storage, therefore preventing the dreaded “bonk.”

 

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Chews: When you need something to chew on... Sometimes gels just don't work. Either you can't tolerate the glob or they infuse too much good stuff at once in your stomach which can lead to cramping. These products are great because they taste like gummy bears and can be eaten individually over a period of time which keeps your fuel levels consistent and your mouth occupied.

Cliff Shot Bloks: At 33 calories a cube and their patented Fastpak packing, it's easy to carry and monitor your nutrient intake. The fruity-flavored Bloks feature organic brown rice syrup which is a minimally-refined source of carbohydrate with naturally occurring sodium, potassium and magnesium. No high fructose corn syrup!

Jelly Belly Sports Beans: These yummy beans look - and taste - like regular jelly belly jelly beans, but they do so much more! They are scientifically formulated to maximize sports performance using carbohydrates, electrolytes, vitamins B1, B2, & B3 and Vitamin C! They are naturally sweetened and use six real fruit juices. The Sport Beans come in a resalable pack so you won't have to cry over spilled beans in your pocket.  

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Drinks: Sometimes your body needs more than what H2O can provide. These sport drinks are low on sugar and high on electrolytes and energy.

Hammer-HEED:This sports drink is subtle tasting, has complex carbohydrates and goes down easily! And, it supplies you with consistent, long-lasting energy and the electrolytes you need to keep you going strong! Available in single-serve envelopes and multi-serving canisters.

Hammer Whey: Whey is the most easily assimilated of all proteins and is packed with a tremendous amount of naturally occurring branched chain amino acids. Hammer Whey also contains high amounts of other recovery-specific amino acids and is glutamine-fortified for immune system support. Hammer Whey is 100% whey protein isolate, so you get more actual protein per serving and less lactose and fat than obtained through the commonly found concentrate form.

Nuun tubesNuun:  Want to stay hydrated without adding more calories to your diet?  Nuun is a sugar-free electrolyte drink that recharges your depleted salts without the calories, mess or sticky-sweet taste found in other sport drinks.  What is cool about Nuun is that it is a portable effervescent tablet that you add to your own water.  It fizzes as it dissolves (no mixing or shaking needed) and then becomes flat so you can easily drink it down.  Lots of crisp, refreshing flavors to choose from. 

 

Gu Recovery Brew: Quality ingredients is the cornerstone of any qaulity product and GU Recovery Brew relies on whey protein isolate -- not cheaper whey protein concentrate -- to create a higher quality and more effective product. Did we mention taste? Say goodbye to grainy, chalky, salty and smelly. GU’s Recovery Brew reinvents the category with a highly effective product that actually taste good. 

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Recovery Zone: Your body needs 200-300 calories of specific nutrition within 15 minutes of your athletic pursuits to speed physical and mental recovery since recovery has a direct effect on your performance tomorrow. I think of them as wonder products!

Clif Bar Builders: 20 grams of protein and yummy.  The protein not only fills you up, but also helps rebuild your muscles after a grueling workout.  We carry three delicious flavors: Cookies ‘N Cream, Chocolate Mint, Crunchy Peanut Butter, and Vanilla Almond.

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Hydration
How do you carry water or Nuun with you on a workout? We have an extensive collection of hydration hardware, from hand-held bottles to full belt-style systems by Fuel Belt, Nathan and Amphipod.
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