To get the most out of your body you need to look beyond surface level markers and understand what is happening on the inside
We spend hours tracking our progress on platforms like Strava, Garmin Connect and Training Peaks… but how much do any of us really know about what’s happening to our body on the inside?
That’s where biomarker tracking can help. By testing and tracking your body’s key biomarkers, it is possible to gain valuable information into whether you are over-training, at increased risk of injury, or if your body is fatigued. This will not only help you to optimise your performance but also help to protect and improve your health, so you can perform to your potential come race day.
Biomarkers are substances produced by your body that can be monitored to give you insight into your body’s inner health. Biomarkers are usually monitored via the blood. Advances in technology now means that for a wide range of biomarkers, the sample can usually be collected quickly and easily at-home using a DIY finger-prick blood kit.
Forth Edge is an innovative new service that enables you to do just that, giving sports people direct access to the same biomarker profiling used by elite athletes.
Once tested the results tracking dashboard enables you to track changes and discover patterns related to training and diet. Rather than a short-term snapshot, this offers long-term insight, helping you to improve your energy levels, reduce the risk of injury and avoid over-training.
Q&A with Hayley Simmonds
To help you gain a greater understanding of the role key biomarkers play on your health and performance, we’ve put together an easy-to-understand guide.
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