Hammer Nutrition endurance fuels will be on the course at MIO TriZou Triathlon.
Hammer’s been supplying athletes with natural products free of added sugars, artificial colors, flavors, chemicals, and preservatives for over 30 years. Visit their site to learn how to fuel smart, so come race day, you’re ready to perform at your best!
As we get closer to the event start, Hammer will be sending out a few tips to help you prepare for the big day (or days)! If you’d like to train with the product that will be on course, Hammer’s USA-based nutrition reps are happy to answer your questions and find the perfect product for your needs.
TIP #1: KEEP FLUID INTAKE BETWEEN 16-28 OUNCES
PER HOUR DURING EXERCISE
FACT: In general, most athletes, under most conditions, will satisfy hydration needs with a fluid intake in the range of 20-25-ounces/hour – roughly the equivalent of a standard size small or large water bottle.
Lighter athletes and/or athletes exercising in cool weather conditions may only require an intake of 16-18 ounces/hour. Larger athletes and/or athletes exercising under very hot and humid conditions are the ones that can consider a fluid intake in the range of 28 ounces/hour, perhaps up to 30 ounces/hour in extreme conditions.
It’s important to remember that regular fluid intake over 30-34 ounces hourly significantly increases the potential for serious performance and health problems.