Athlete Blood Testing Sample Schedule

Testing schedules vary by the athlete, but typically an athlete begins testing in the off-season to obtain baseline measurements. The Gold Panel is best used for this purpose, and the results are used as a comparison point for future measurements later in the year.

An athlete’s second test is typically done after her first training block. This is ideal timing so we can see how that training volume has influenced her physiology compared to baseline panels outlined in the off-season.

Testing is also recommended after subsequent big training blocks and before key races or competitions. Four to six weeks before peak competition can give an athlete enough time to take any action if needed or provide reassurance that his body is handling the training load well.

Blood testing schedule for athletes

Athlete Blood Testing Sample Schedule

How Frequently Should Athletes Test Their Blood?

There is no one-size-fits-all. A Sample blood testing schedule:

  1. Gold Panel during the off-season to obtain baseline blood measurements
  2. Bronze Panel after the first big block of training or any major changes to diet, supplement, or nutritional intake.
  3. Repeat the Bronze Panel or a custom panel based on your previous results after each big block of training
    • A Gold Panel, Bronze, or Custom blood panel 4 to 6 weeks before peak competition to make sure you are dialed in.

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    Athlete Blood Testing Sample Schedule