We can’t thank Dr. Cline enough for helping us understand what is happening to us during our workouts and understanding how important knowing what our biomarkers indicate.
We had a great time comparing and contrasting “TF”. Below are the the tests we reviewed and the levels Dr. Cline finds in the ideal range.
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CBC- checks red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, hemoglobin and size of red
BUN- indicates protein in diet (6-25)
LDH- enzymes that can spill from overtraining, or poor muscle adaptation
Cholesterol – less than 200
Triglycerides- should be equivalent to your HDL’s
HDL- greater than 45
TG:HDL ration should be 1:1- excess TG’s indicates that you are eating too
CRP- inflammation marker
CREATINE KINASE- indicates muscle adaption, overtraining, poor oxygen utilization
THYROID- manages metabolism, can get depleted from endurance training
CORTISOL- stress marker, produced by the adrenal glands. Depleted in endurance
Cortisol- check level in morning, 16-18
TESTOSTERONE- muscle growth, strength and stamina
DHEA- muscle growth strength and stamina
IGF- measures growth hormone