Biomarker testing and tracking experts Forth Edge launched back in July, and since then the business has been going from strength-to-strength; with the recruitment of several high profile ambassadors and positive reviews from the media and athletes alike.
An innovative service, Forth Edge is the first of it’s kind in the UK, allowing athletes of all levels to have access to biomarker profiling, along with a comprehensive digital platform to track changes and patterns. Rather than a short-term snapshot, this offers a long-term insight enabling you to build your unique biomarker profile so you can understand how your body is responding to your training and lifestyle choices.
The team initially launched with three different package options, ‘Endurance’, ‘Power’ and ‘HIT’, but are very excited to announce the addition of three further package options – ‘Race Fit’, ‘Training Load’ and ‘Recovery’:
The ‘Race Fit’ package has been put together for those who are ‘at the beginning of their fitness journey’, or are looking to take on a new challenge and want to ensure they are fit and healthy. It tracks the impact that training can have on the body, ensuring optimum health for race day.
So if you’ve recently signed up for your first sprint triathlon, or are taking on London Marathon for the first time next year, then this is the package for you.
Overtraining can show itself in many forms – often characterized by fatigue, illness and poor performance amongst others. In extreme cases, the only solution is to rest for a considerable period of time. The ‘Training Load’ profile measures the body’s key indicators for stress, inflammation and immunity, making it easier to identify when you are at risk of ‘overcooking it’.
Perfectly suited for endurance athletes, or those who take on frequent intense training and put their body under a good deal of stress.
Following a heavy training block or hard race, the body sustains damage, and in turn becomes fatigued. It is often very difficult to identify the extent of this until starting upon the next hard session.
The Recovery package is unique in that it features three test kits. Test kit one as a starting test, to establish a baseline. Test kit two for 24 hours after a race/hard training block. And test kit three, two weeks later.
This is the ideal test for those who want scientific insight into their own personal recovery profile, so that it is possible to properly manage their return to training.