Hammer Nutrition Race Day Boost (64 Cap)
Reduces lactic acid
Race Day Boost greatly enhances the performance of your body’s three energy production pathways. That means, no matter what your race pace may be—low-to-moderate intensity, higher intensity/ anaerobic, or flat-out sprint—a four-day load with Race Day Boost delivers the goods to help you meet or exceed your race day expectations. Race Day Boost superbly buffers lactic acid and dramatically improves oxygen utilization, which is why it’s no surprise that, in the most extensive research to date on Race Day Boost’s primary ingredient, study subjects enjoyed a whopping 8% improvement in performance time.
How to Use:
Take 4 capsules of Race Day Boost with food or juice 4 times per day (total of 16 capsules daily) for 4 days prior to competition.
If doing a multi-day event this protocol may be used:
Follow the same 4-day loading protocol as described above.
Take 4 capsules of Race Day Boost with Recoverite as soon as possible after the race, with another 4-capsule dose of Race Day Boost with food later in the day/evening.
Follow this twice daily "maintenance dose" protocol after each stage.
**This product must be tested in training prior to use for a race.
The majority of the studies of the main ingredient in Race Day Boost (RDB), sodium tribasic phosphate, showed remarkably positive, performance-enhancing results with administration of 1 gram (1000 mg) of the nutrient four times daily for four straight days. That is our dosage recommendation for most athletes. However, it is theoretically possible that lighter weight athletes may be able to achieve the same benefits using less of this nutrient.
With that in mind, here are some suggested usage instructions—based on a range of body weights—which you may want to test in your training:
Alternate Race Day Boost Loading Dose Protocol
Up to 125 lbs
Day One: 4 capsules one time/day
Day Two: 4 capsules two times/day
Day Three: 4 capsules two times/day
Day Four: 4 capsules three times/day
Day One: 4 capsules two times/day
Day Two: 4 capsules three times/day
Day Three: 4 capsules three times/day
Day Four: 4 capsules four times/day
Day One: 4 capsules four times/day
Day Two: 4 capsules four times/day
Day Three: 4 capsules four times/day
Day Four: 4 capsules four times/day
*It’s important to note that these are estimated doses. Each athlete must test this protocol for Race Day Boost in training before using it in the four days prior to a race.
Sodium (Tribasic) Phosphate – This compound enhances the functioning of all three of the body’s ATP-producing energy systems: the short-term ATP-CP system, the medium-term lactic acid system, and the long-term oxygen/aerobic system.
A primary benefit of sodium (tribasic) phosphate is its ability to buffer blood acidity and help maintain a more ideal acid-alkaline balance by neutralizing excess hydrogen ions within the muscle cell. Effectively buffering lactic acid extends energy production within this system. This nutrient also increases 2,3-diphosphoglycerate (2,3-DPG). This compound, found in red blood cells, helps release oxygen from hemoglobin into the muscle cells. An increase in 2,3-DPG will improve the availability of oxygen to working muscles during exercise.
Malic Acid – A natural substance found in apples and other fruits. Malic acid helps balance the extreme alkalinity of Race Day Boost, thus minimizing-to-eliminating the potential for stomach distress. As an essential component of the Krebs cycle, malic acid also helps boost energy levels and is beneficial for liver health.