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  1. What you wrote makes perfect sense, tri-mike. However, I think it's not the best way to maintain optimal hydration and I'll use some text from one of my articles that will hopefully illustrate what I'd like to convey... Two analogies will help us understand faulty fueling: a barrel and gas tank. Imagine a barrel of water with a tap at the bottom. Open the tap and stick a hose in the top of the barrel, filling it at the same rate that the water flows out the bottom. The input replaces the output. That works fine for a barrel, but our bodies are far more complicated than barrels. The water w
  2. Good to be back, especially after surviving a REALLY busy summer here in the States... I'll now be able to get onto the forum with a bit more frequency. It's a real drag, however, to not be coming back to Australia again this year. I have met so many great people and have such great memories over the past couple years I've been fortunate enough to visit... am looking forward to coming back again soon (and besides, you guys make the best wine on the planet!)
  3. Yes, all the Hammer fuels contain maltodextrin as the carbohydrate source, as does Carbo-Pro.
  4. Yes, it's long enough and with lots of scientific-type stuff... guaranteed to help you get to sleep quicker!
  5. Agree with you 100%, Dave T, 1500 ml/hour is extremely high, with hyponatremia very, very much the potential outcome. Here's some information in one of the articles on the Hammer Nutrition web site... Ironically, while you can’t drink enough to replace all fluid lost, you can drink too much. Researchers have noted the dangers of excess hydration during events lasting over four hours. Dr. Tim Noakes collected data for 10 years from some 10,000 runners participating in the Comrades Marathon. This 52.4-mile (84.33 km) race, held each June (winter) in South Africa, ranks as one of the world’s
  6. Another couple things worth bringing up are the use of fructose in an energy fuel and the studies involving multiple carb sources versus a single carb source. Regarding fructose, here are a couple articles worth reviewing: Dr. Nancy Appleton, PhD - "Fructose (corn syrup) is No Answer For a Sweetener" http://www.hammernutrition.com/za/HNT?PAGE...ARTICLE.ID=2263 Dr Bill Misner, PhD - "Fructose Sweeteners Negatively Impact Blood Sugar and Lipid Metabolism Inhibiting Energy Production" http://www.hammernutrition.com/za/HNT?PAGE...ARTICLE.ID=2262 Dr. Bill Misner, PhD - "Dietary Fruct
  7. 30 grams of carbs, be they simple sugar or complex, will yield 120 calories, which I would suggest is insufficient to meet energy requirements on an hourly basis (unless, of course, you're a very light athlete (48kg - 50kg or right around there). That's the inherent problem with 1- or 2-chain "simple sugars "(glucose, sucrose, fructose, galactose) as compared to long-chain complex carbohydrates (maltodextrin). Maltodextrin can be consumed at a higher rate (15-18% solutions) than simple high glycemic sugars (6-8% solutions) due to the extraordinary osmolar pressures produced in the human gut by
  8. Don't know what GNC charges but even though the cost of carnosine has gone down over the past couple of years, it's still a fairly pricey supplement, at least in comparison to glutamine. If you're wanting to save some money, one thing you might consider - and this is true with glutamine as well - is to use a powdered form of carnosine, if it's available. Like glutamine, carnosine has almost no taste so you can take it straight and it won't taste foul.
  9. GJ - Carnosine is a di-peptide, a combination of the amino acids alanine (usually in the form of beta-alanine) and histidine, and it is also called beta-alanyl l-histidine. In my opinion, carnosine is an incredibly important nutrient, primarily for its anti-glycation effects, as well as its antioxidant effects. Glycation is a process that tends to occur with more frequency as we age, and it happens when the body's proteins react with the body's sugars in a non-desirable way (a process called cross-linking), thus altering the protein's ability to function properly. These altered prote
  10. Going to miss seeing you this year, FP... it was great meeting you and some of the other forum members at Icebergs last year. Speaking of which, since you went to one of the seminars last year, you've already got the majority of the information that I'll be discussing anyway. To be honest with you, there's not TOO much in the way of new things to discuss (though there is a new fueling "concept" or too that I'll talk about). And because Hammer Nutrition's position on fueling hasn't changed, there won't be many (if any) new "revelations" (for lack of a better word) for me to share. Sti
  11. Session times will be evenings. Exact times & locations TBC...will pass it on as soon as I/we know. Also, a request has been forwarded for Steve to visit Canberra, which I think is a great idea. Stay tuned. 318567[/snapback] Yes, as soon as any news is available regarding locations and times it'll be posted here. As far as a seminar in Canberra is concerned, I'm hoping the schedule allows for it. My wife's family lives in Yass, NSW so the more time we spend close to there the happier she'll be
  12. Hi everyone - Hard to believe that I'll be in Australia in just a little over a week's time. With the weather here in Montana currently being so cold (2C at night, perhaps up to 13C during the day), it feels like we kind of went straight from summer to winter. Needless to say, if only for the warmer weather (but definitely for much more than that!), both my wife and I are very much looking forward to being back in Australia. Anyway, thanks to the forum members for your very kind words and positive feedback regarding my previous visit & seminars... I really appreciate that. I'll b
  13. All other benefits aside, Goji berries (also known as wolf berries) have pretty impressive antioxidant capabilities. Here is some information I had on file that I found quite interesting... OXYGEN RADICAL ABSORBENCY CAPACITY [ORAC] is a test tube analysis that measures the total "antioxidant power" of foods, nutrients, and other chemical substances. The Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity measures the ability of foods, blood plasma, and just about any substance to subdue oxygen free radicals in the test tube. The test calculates the ability of a product to protect against potentially damag
  14. Hammer Steve

    Chromium

    Yo, after just now reading through my ultra detailed message I knew that response was coming! Seriously though, I do think chromium is an important mineral for both athletic performance and general, and hopefully the information provided covered that adequately while also addressing its safety.
  15. Hammer Steve

    Chromium

    Yeah, there are many different forms picolinate being one, polynicotinate another... One of the sources where it is mentioned is page 46 of the Hammer nutrition guide. Calling Hammer Steve, Calling Hammer Steve..... 294717[/snapback] One of the questions we often receive is "What's the difference between chromium picolinate and chromium polynicotinate?" Here's the information I have on file to answer that question... Chromium picolinate is chromium bound to picolinic acid. Chromium polynicotinate (ChromeMate®) is the natural, niacin-bound form of dietary chromium
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