Why ABT Tests Cortisol in All Female Athlete Panels

ABT SheConquers Series Training is a repetitive cycle of stress and recovery. When balanced, the cycle leads to cumulative performance gains. But, if the scale tilts too heavily to stress or recovery, optimal performance gains are not achievable. Prolonged excessive stress puts athletes at risk of a condition known as overtraining or overreaching syndrome. This condition is devastating to performance and turns daily exercise into a chore rather than a pleasure. Performance deficits can be Read more…

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Blood Testing is an Essential Component to your Altitude Training

The endless trails, the clean crisp air and the quiet from the everyday hustle. Sound enticing? Altitude training camps have become increasingly popular for endurance athletes. Along with the breathtaking views and remote set-up, studies have proven altitude training stimulates erythropoiesis (production of red blood cells) and enhances hematological values. An increase of red blood cells means more efficient transport of oxygen from the lungs to the muscle tissue during exercise. Mammoth Track Club workout Read more…

Sage Canaday Shares his ABT Results

Mountain Ultra Trail runner (and 2:16 marathoner!) Sage Canaday shared the results of his most recent ABT panel in a YouTube video on his popular channel. You can follow Sage: YouTube – VO2 Max Productions Instagram – @sagecanaday Twitter – @sagecanaday You can also visit his coaching website, Sage Running.

What Stephanie Bruce, one of America’s fastest runners, looks for in a blood test

Most professional distance runners in the United States are prodigies who win titles at races like Foot Locker High School Cross Country Championships and NCAA Track and Field Championships then immediately jump into the pro races with aplomb. However a small number take a different path. They slowly rise to the top, steadily navigating a winding road and learning to extract every second of speed from their bodies. One of those is Stephanie Bruce, who Read more…

What I learned about performance blood testing – by Teal Burrell

Guest post by Runner Teal Thank you Teal Burrell for allowing us to repost this blog post. Follow Teal on Instagram @runnerteal or visit her at her blog milestothetrials.com to follow her story to the starting line of the US Olympic Trials! Blood Test Fails Sometime this past March, frustrations about sub-par training led me to the idea that my iron levels might be low again. I’ve had low iron in the past (and excessively low ferritin, Read more…

How Margo Malone Identified a Blood Deficiency and Won The Zurich Marathon

Contributed by Margo Malone, who is a pro runner and former All-American, representing Mammoth Track Club. She recently qualified for the Olympic Trials by winning the Zurich Marathon in time of 2:42:22 The marathon had always been a distance that excited me. The host city of Zurich unites to support thousands of runners, ranging from elite to first time runners, all sharing an appreciation and respect for the challenge of finishing 26.2 miles. I wanted Read more…

Can Blood Tests Help Improve Running Performance?

Sports dietician, entrepreneur, triathlete, runner and mother of three, Angie Dye , shares her experience with ABT. Have you ever started a race and right off the bat you know something isn’t exactly right? You hope that you will relax and settle in, but it just doesn’t happen despite great preparation, solid training, good nutrition and adequate rest? This was exactly how I felt at a recent 10-mile race. I went out a bit faster Read more…