Last Updated on March 24, 2013 by Jimson Lee
Frank Shorter once said he took vitamins because if he lost a race when he didn’t take his vitamins, he didn’t want to be beaten by a guy who did!
That being said, do you know your optimal levels for your vitamins, minerals and trace elements?
How do you know if your levels are optimal for you?
Blood testing has been around for decades but we are only seeing the benefit since the 1990’s. Victor Conte was doing blood analysis with BALCO way before he started selling vitamins with SNAC.
Last May, I wrote an article on how I was shocked to see my results using InsideTracker, especially low Vitamin D and testosterone levels for my individual optimal zone! And I am a pretty healthy guy living in a country where I get a lot of sunshine (Rome, Italy) but I have fairly dark skin so maybe that has something to do with it?
Do you want to lose a race by 0.01 seconds because your Vitamin D or natural testosterone levels were less than optimal? You don’t want the “what ifs” on an Olympic year!
Cycling Sarah Hammer, Double Medalist in London
USA’s Sarah Hammer won 2 silver medals at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
The first came when Sarah teamed with Dotsie Bausch, Jennie Reed and Lauren Tamayo for a historic ride in the women’s team pursuit, which debuted as an Olympic event. Team USA set a new American record in the 3-kilometer track race in a time of 3:16:853.
A couple days later, Sarah competed individually in the women’s Omnium, a series of six endurance and sprint races that unfolded over two days.
Enter Sky Christopherson…
Sky Christopherson is a velodrome cyclist who has been on the U.S. Olympic team.
After retiring, he lived in the world of startups, and when his health started to decline as a result of that stress, he turned back to the kind of quantification he had been doing as an athlete to restore his health.
If you have 15 minutes to spare, see this video on the quantified athlete where Sky talks about what he learned, for example, how temperature affects his deep sleep and how his blood glucose fluctuates. He also shares the exciting news of setting a world record, at age 35, after his self-tracking experiment.
But back to Sarah…
This short video shows how InsideTracker helped Sky improve Sarah’s performance… enough to win two silver medals at the London Olympics! Very inspiring!