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Hammer Nutrition is Geared to Redefine Athletic Nutrition in the Country

Hammer Nutrition is Geared to Redefine Athletic Nutrition in the Country

The face of sports and athletic nutrition in the country is taking a new form as Hammer Nutrition takes center stage with its revolutionary products that are perfect for the athlete who wants to bring his game to the next level.

Hammer Nutrition boasts of topnotch, natural and wholesome ingredients that most athletic drinks and supplements in the market do not have. Superior ingredients are the key in providing maximum energy for every athlete.

Hammer Nutrition products are divided into four groups that cover the different nutritional needs of an athlete for different occasions. The FUELS, led by the flagship product Hammer Gel, provide the boost of energy during the match and give the extra lift needed in the most crucial part—the end game.

For those looking for the extra edge while undergoing the most punishing workouts and gut-wrenching races, the SPECIFIC ADVANTAGE products will give you the edge you are looking for to prevent cramps, boost electrolytes and prolong endurance.

After that long and tiring day of competition, you would want to rest and recover just in time for the next match. The SUPERIOR RECOVERY products of Hammer will aide you in achieving quick and complete recovery with its antioxidant replenishments and tissue rejuvenators.

Hammer takes pride in providing every athlete’s nutritional needs, including his DAILY ESSENTIALS. Supplements that range from anti-aging, nutritional gap fillers and endurance supplements.

Some big names in the Philippine triathlon scene have started using the Hammer Nutrition products and have seen fantastic results in their performance.

Ani de Leon, 34, National Team member from 2001-2006 and first Filipina to qualify in the World Championships of triathlon -“For the races, Hammer Gel is definitely a must! It’s been a big difference since I started using the products and it has given me the edge. The energy level is really sustained.”

Peter Gonzalez, 1st Runner-up –Filipino Elite Ironman 70.3 Championships, 39, – “With hammer I use the gel during the race, and also the Recoverite and Heed. But aside from that, the Race Day Boost also helped me. I had a good race in Malaysia early this year and that’s where I started to think Hammer really works because I wasn’t training that heavily back then.”

Kim Ong, 60, runner, grandmother- “The Gels give me a lot of energy during my performance, a lot of rock solid surge of energy.”

Although Hammer Nutrition was initially made for endurance athletes, it also caters to the nutritional needs of other athletes like basketball players who are looking for the extra fuel and energy especially during the end game. In a basketball-crazy country like the Philippines, people want to see Filipino players compete toe-to-toe not only locally but internationally as well, and to keep in pace with the bigger and stronger foreign competitors, they need the right energy and extra fuel.

Badminton players and aficionados will also benefit from using Hammer products as they can experience prolonged endurance and energy, especially when the matches go the distance. Even non-athletes who just play or workout after office but are already tired because of a long day’s work can find the energy boost they are looking for in Hammer products. Hammer Nutrition indeed fills the needs those who want to take their game the extra mile.

Hammer Nutrition was founded in 1987 in the United States and has since grown and reached different parts of the world from Europe to Asia and has been used by top endurance athletes. It arrived in the Philippines last year and is quickly making ground in the athletic nutrition scene with its natural-based revolutionary ingredients. For more information on Hammer Nutrition, complete products list and store locations, visit

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Putrajaya Ironman 70.3 2009


Well it’s been about 10 days now and I have been slow to blog about this race. I was kind of wishy-washy in joining it because:

1. The organization was also slow to update us on the status of the race. I was already on the plane and brief thoughts of “what if I wasn’t properly registered cause my name isn’t even on the site?” popped into my head. 

2. My heart was not into it because of the recent devastation in the Philippines brought about by Typhoon Ondoy.

3. My training had really been only good enough for a sprint, not a half  ironman (my friend Paolo even pointed out to me when I told him this– “heck, more like a mini-sprint!” as he knew of my crazy schedule).

4. My fellow Ironfools Pia and Joey cancelled, for understandable reasons. Our kababayans needed help.

Oh well, you get the picture.  Naturally it is not recommended to go into a race with this mindset, and I highly discourage it, but there I was.  My only bright spot was that Patrice was going to be there, and I thought to myself well that’s more than enough reason to make the trip! 


It turned out to be the right decision.  It was a beautiful place, a wonderful hotel, and a well-organized race.  Being the budget airline kind of gal that I am, I flew in at the God-forsaken hour of 3am, and was lucky enough to be woken up by the hotel cleaning staff just before I missed the free buffet breakfast.  It was a yummy spread of Asian food that I loved, and I started to feel good about coming. I went down to register, saw Emma Bishop of  TBB among others and we had a nice chat.  Later in the afternoon, Monica and LC from our National Team also arrived, followed by Peter the next day.  So all in all we were four Filipinos. Although lean and mean, I knew we could still REPRESENT!


I can honestly say that I had fun during the swim, bike, and run portions… even though it was sometimes lonely–but that is long distance racing for you!  Being part of the last wave on the swim was not very ideal for me as I had to go through a lot of the men’s previous waves… but I didn’t really mind, I felt like I should be taking it easy anyway.  The bike course is beautiful, very nice roads but we had some confusion about the loops, which we gladly sorted out.  As for the run, I liked the idea that we were running on the main road of the CBD but there was nobody, no cars, etc.  Putrajaya is a new city the Malaysians created to relocate all their government buildings, and since it was a weekend, they obviously had no work.  Very Cool. 


 I thought my time was really slow (okay, it was really slow) but then everyone seemed to be a bit slower that normal too because for some reason it was not a very fast course.  But it didn’t matter, I am always happy to race.  Happier still was the fact that somehow, I finished first in my category (I suspect it was because of my expert nutrition from Hammer, as I really do not know where else to credit it to). My effort earned me another Clearwater 70.3 World Championships slot, and so I took it, just in case.

My equestrian friends from Malaysia, Nazroff and Qabil, dropped by to see me as they were in the area for a show jumping event.  Was glad to see old buddies!


So there it is…another race in Malaysia, another good memory.  I like our neighboring country’s triathlon events.  I am sure I will be back for a few more next year!


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