Intense intervals combining cardiovascular activity with explosive power, crossfit is a sport where performance needs to be balanced against injury and fatigue.
Greater insight into your body and how it performs means you can find your limits and train to them without tipping over into the realm of overtraining.
The information provided by Forth Edge allows you to take control of your training and development, understand what your body needs and tailor your sessions to strengths and weaknesses.
We want athletes like you to be able to perform your best in a sustainable way; after all, a healthy body responds best to exercise.
Forth Edge gives you insight into how your body functions on the inside, how well your muscles recover after working out, your energy availability, and where there are areas that could be better supported with nutrition or rest.
What biomarkers are important for crossfit athletes?
Crossfit is a form of high intensity interval training, where the body is put under training stress in the short term for longer term gains in strength and stamina. It’s during the recovery from these sessions that the benefits set in, so long as the body has the essential micronutrients such as iron and vitamins D and B12, and proteins and carbohydrates, to build the muscle back up.
Testing with Forth Edge can help to avoid issues with overtraining and fatigue by detecting elevated biomarkers for muscle damage and inflammation such as creatine kinase and cortisol.
How often should I test?
To build up a clear picture of your own personal biomarker baselines, testing throughout the year is recommended, and Forth Edge suggests every three months.
This allows you to not only test against other athletes of a similar age and gender, but also establish your own personal ‘normal’, making significant changes due to training, nutrition, injury or illness more insightful.
How Forth Edge works
Order your test
Choose a test to suit your sport or design your own bespoke profile.
Take your sample
A safe, easy-to-use kit makes taking your sample at home simple and convenient.
View your results
View your results on your app and learn more about how biomarkers affect your performance.
Watch our short video to see how our test kit works
Your personal sports-science team, in your pocket
Sample at home and get your results quickly
The easy-to-use Forth Edge test kit allows you to collect the sample at home and post it directly to our accredited laboratories. Processing and analysis takes only two days, and our unique app interface lets you see your results at a glance, or dive deeper for more insight into what each marker means for you, your training and racing.
Expert advice and analysis
Our team of sports medicine experts will analyse your unique biomarker profile, interpreting the results and providing evidence-based advice so you feel empowered to optimise your health and performance.
Your biomarker data when you need it
Using cutting-edge technology we’ve developed an app and interface that puts you in control of your biomarker profile, and with regular testing you can build up an accurate picture of how your body responds to training. Whether you’re monitoring across a season, recovering from injury or keen to train sustainably, Forth Edge can help you make the most of your hard work.
Science-based knowledge to help you train smarter
Safe and simple at-home sample collection
Our easy-to-use kits make collecting your sample and sending it to our labs quick and convenient.
World-class facilities, accurate results
Our accredited labs use the latest analytical technology and techniques to process your sample, giving accurate and insightful results in only two days
Expert sports science advice, tailored to you
The Forth Edge medical team consists of world-leading experts in their fields, including nutrition, endocrinology and sample analysis techniques. They interpret your readings to provide advice that’s specific to you.
The information you need at your fingertips
A user-friendly app that displays all the key biomarker data you need for your sport, compared against the average user for your age and gender set
Discover your unique biological profile
Test regularly, and you’ll get to know your body like never before. You’ll understand what it needs, and how to train and race sustainably while optimising your performance.
Taking the best to new heights
We work with professional athletes and fitness enthusiasts to help them reach new levels of performance
“I use Forth Edge to monitor my wellbeing, body stress levels and make sure my biomarkers are as they should be throughout the year. My key focus is to ensure my body’s recovery is continually monitored to prevent injuries and to ensure I am performing at my very best. I know that with regular biomarking testing with Forth Edge I have left no stone unturned and can fully commit to delivering my very best performance in training and at races.”
“I find the information about my blood values at different points in the season very valuable; it helps me guide my training and monitor the training load. Equally my nutritionist, coach and gym coach use this information to better enable them to direct my training. It’s a complete team effort and Forth Edge makes this possible. Plus the test is super quick and easy.”
“As a professional athlete I need to ensure that I’m looking after my body throughout the year. Being an ultra runner, my training volume is high (225km average per week) and it’s essential to stay healthy. This is where Forth Edge has helped me; my first test showed that my iron levels were low and I have now been able to improve them which has really helped my performance. It’s an essential part of my training and racing as an endurance athlete!”
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