Maintenance, repair, and growth of lean muscle mass are as important as your energy source. That's why serious endurance athletes also need considerable amounts of protein, far above the normal adult RDA. Low dietary protein lengthens recovery time, causes muscle weakness, and suppresses the immune system. Prolonged protein deficiencies will cancel the beneficial effects of your workouts; instead, you will become susceptible to fatigue, lethargy, anemia, and possibly even more severe disorders. Athletes with over-training syndrome usually have protein deficiency.
HAMMER WHEY fulfills your post-workout protein requirements, without any added sugars, fillers, sweeteners (artificial or otherwise), or any other questionable nutrients
Why HAMMER WHEY for recovery?
HAMMER WHEY is the standard for promoting rapid recovery. For the rebuilding of lean muscle tissue and optimal immune system functioning between workouts and races, whey protein has no peer. It is the most bioavailable form of protein and has the highest percentage of essential amino acids, the protein building blocks that your body does not manufacture and must be obtained from dietary sources. Moreover, 25% of the essential amino acid component comes from the three most important amino acids for muscle tissue repair, the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) leucine, isoleucine, and valine.
Each scoop of HAMMER WHEY also contains a huge six grams of glutamine, providing even more muscle rebuilding and immune system enhancing benefits. HAMMER WHEY is also rich in two other highly beneficial amino acids, methionine and cysteine. These two nutrients stimulate the natural production of glutathione, one of the body's most powerful antioxidants. Endurance exercise increases free-radical production, so endurance athletes need extra antioxidant protection. Glutathione also supports immune system and liver functions.
Short four-amino acid chains known as quadripeptides constitute another key component of whey protein. Quadripeptides have a pain-killing (analgesic) effect that can help alleviate the soreness after an intense workout or all-out race effort.
One more point about whey protein: for a supplement, make sure you use whey protein isolate, not whey protein concentrate. Whey protein isolate is virtually lactose and fat free; many lactose-intolerant people can still use whey protein isolate because it contains only a miniscule amount of lactose. Also, whey isolate checks in at a sturdy 90-97% protein by volume, whereas whey concentrate runs only 70-80% protein by weight. Simply put, whey protein isolate is a purer protein, and the best protein you can put into your body after a hard workout, which is why HAMMER WHEY is comprised of whey protein isolates only.
How well you perform tomorrow depends on how well you recover today. It's during the recovery process that your body grows stronger and more fit. Exercise breaks down muscle tissue, depletes energy stores, and stresses your immune system. Recovery builds these back up again--if you have adequate nutrient intake and a sensible exercise regime. Athletic improvement occurs during the rest and recovery phase, when your body responds to the stress of training. Smart athletes follow the formula for success: recover as purposely as you train. HAMMER WHEY is a key component for superior recovery.
97.9% lactose free, glutamine enhanced whey protein. Consume for recovery enhancement immediately following workouts and races or as part of a do-it-yourself Meal Replacement Powder (MRP). See chart below to determine your daily protein intake requirements.
Mixing / Usage Instructions:
- Mix 1 1⁄4 - 1 1⁄2 scoops Hammer Whey with 3-4 servings (6-8 Tbsp.) of Hammer Gel in 8-10 ounces (approx 235-500 ml) or more of water. This provides 366-476 calories from a 3:1 ratio of complex carbohydrates (69-92 grams) and 22.5-27 grams of protein.
- Mix 1 1⁄2 - 1 3⁄4 scoops of Hammer Whey with 3-4 scoops of HEED in 10-16 ounces (approx 300-475 ml) of water. This yields 408-526 calories in a 3:1 ratio of 75-100 grams of complex carbohydrates (69-92 grams) and 22.5-27 grams of protein.
- Mix 2-3 scoops of Sustained Energy with 1 scoop of Hammer Whey in 12-24 ounces (approx 350-710 ml) of orange juice. This provides approximately 460-575 calories from 27-31 grams of protein and approximately 81-105 grams of carbohydrates.
- To support a strong immune system during periods of stress and/or high training volume, and to safely raise levels of hGH (up to 400%!), take 1 scoop of Hammer Whey in 4-6 ounces (approx 118-177 ml) of water only, no carbohydrates, up to 30 minutes prior to bedtime.
Whey protein should not be used immediately before or during exercise due to it's tendency to produce ammonia, which causes muscle fatigue.
For protein supplementation before or during exercise we recommend Hammer Soy (with Hammer Gel or HEED mixed in), Perpetuem, or Sustained Energy.
Daily Protein Intake Chart:
How much protein do endurance athletes need? Numerous studies have demonstrated that endurance athletes in heavy training need more protein than recreational athletes do. This chart gives you a good reference as to how much protein you should consider consuming daily from all sources, diet and supplemental protein powders. More information can be found in "The Endurance Athlete's Guide To Success" and in the Free Knowledge section of this website.
*All measurements shown in grams needed per day
||Off season and/or light workouts*
||In-season and/or long workouts*
|Ingredients and Nutrition Facts: 1 scoop (26 g)
63 cc scoop = 4.2 tablespoons or 12.7 teaspoons
|Calories from Fat
|Ingredients: Whey Protein Isolate (milk), Glutamine