What does it mean to #DesignVictory? That depends on who you ask. Professional and competitive athletes alike are always looking for ways to better their performance, break personal records and increase their odds of success. There is no doubt that traditional means of training and good old fashioned hard work contribute to this achievement, but many athletes are now using data to inform their training and take it to the next level. Everywhere you look, there’s a new fitness tracker measuring miles, splits, weight and reps, essentially counting everything that’s going on outside an athlete’s body. But how does an athlete know what’s going on inside their body?
Quest Diagnostics offers Blueprint for Athletes
, medical-grade lab testing to help dedicated athletes improve their performance through diagnostics insights. Based on the latest sports science and technology, Blueprint for Athletes evaluates levels of blood-based markers such as vitamin D, creatine kinase, and glucose that influence protein synthesis, energy levels, and other factors.What makes Blueprint for Athletes different from routine blood work is that it provides personalized data reports about how the results relate to performance, and what actions can be taken for improvement, from training and recovery to diet and nutrition. This data informs athletes to make decisions to improve their training and performance, particularly when multiple data points are viewed longitudinally, or over time.
Working With the Pros
Since its launch, Blueprint for Athletes has partnered with multiple professional athletes and athletic teams including the New York Football Giants
, WNBA New York Liberty
and MLS Seattle Sounders FC
to provide insights to enhance player performance. Add that to the collegiate programs at Virginia Tech
.Amateur players have benefited from the insights of their Blueprint for Athlete results as well with changes to diet, workout routines and general health management. Blueprint for Athletes has also had a presence at major endurance races including the Ironman
series.Many of our athletes, their stories and achievements are profiled on the Blueprint for Athletes blog
.So, how can Blueprint for Athletes help you #DesignVictory? All athletes want to perform at their very best, but not all athletes are the same. Some are bigger, some are smaller, some fast and some powerful, but all have different health and nutritional needs. There is no one size-fits-all solution that works for every athlete. That’s why Blueprint for Athletes allows athletes to configure their Blueprint, putting them in control of the data and testing frequency. This allows athletes to look at their biomarkers to determine the best way to achieve optimal performance (under proper medical care and monitoring). That’s what it means to Design Victory. For more information about Blueprint for Athletes and design your own victory, visit www.BlueprintForAthletes.com