Strength may lie in the muscles and bones, but it takes the whole body working effectively to get performance gains.
If you’re an athlete who wants to increase their strength and power output, training to the edge of your body’s ability is where progress happens, but push too hard, too heavy or too often and you risk tipping over into the realm of overtraining and injury.
Finding that balance can be difficult, but with more insight and knowledge into how your body is responding to training and nutrition, you can find it.
Through accurate biomarker testing and with expert knowledge from a hand-picked team of sports scientists, you can ensure your body has what it needs so you can train smarter and with confidence.
What biomarkers are important for power athletes?
Performance relies on many factors. Biomarkers can ensure your body has what it needs by analysing essential nutrients such as vitamin D and B12. Creatine kinase and hs-CRP can give insight into whether you’re leaving your body enough time to recover.
Testosterone levels and other hormones like oestragen don’t just affect strength and fertility; they can also be indicators of overall athlete health and indicates if your body is making the adaptions required with your training.
Forth Edge brings together they key biomarkers for the power-based athlete with in-depth information and expert advice to give you the knowledge you need to perform at your best.
How often should I test?
The better your understanding of your own body and how it works, the more accurately you can train your strengths and address areas of concern.
Regular testing will establish a personalised baseline which allows you to compare not only how your biomarkers match up to other athletes of similar age and gender, but also means spotting changes and patterns is easier and more accurate.
Forth Edge recommends testing every 3 months to build up a detailed picture.
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 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!”
“The more Forth Edge results I’ve had the better I’ve been able to compare previous results and therefore discover what is normal for me. Last year I had elevated white blood cell results and inflammation compared to previous results. It came 5 weeks after a bad cold that I thought I was over but turns out I wasn’t and I could adapt my training accordingly.”
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