Hypo2 is a high performance sport organization renowned for its work with elite athletes, National Champions, Olympians, and World and Olympic Medalists. Hypo2’s world class expertise in the analysis and interpretation of athlete blood tests has played a vital role in helping these athletes achieve success. Now, Hypo2 is proud to offer testing and performance-related analysis to athletes at any level!
Baseline — Regardless of what fitness you feel you are in… this test will let you know exactly what’s going on with your Complete Blood Count (CBC) and a full iron panel. This is the start of understanding what you need to change in order to get to the next level. We recommend this test for anyone.
Optimized Micronutrients — To go along with the CBC and Iron, it’s incredibly helpful for a serious athlete to know where they stand with B12 and Folate. If these numbers are low, then the body can’t produce the red blood cells you need to increase your oxygen capacity. We recommend this test for anyone who is supplementing but still feeling a bit off.
Comprehensive — This is our biggest test. The comprehensive panel will let you know all of the above and include a Vitamin D test. Vitamin D is often associated with stress fracture risk… and since we are an impact sport… knowing this number can be vital for your success.
- Ensure you have access to a LabCorp near you – check for locations here – type in zipcode, click routine blood work, then hit search
*Requisitions can be brought to any Labcorp in all states except NY, RI, MA, MD, NJ
- Choose an option and then pay (scroll down)
- Fill out the Questionnaire
What happens next:
- Once you have completed your order and questionnaire, that info will be sent to Hypo2
- Within 24 hours you will be sent a LabCorps requisition form via email
- You can then schedule an appointment with the nearest LabCorps with your paperwork inhand OR you can do an early morning walk-in.
*Requisitions can be brought to any labcorps in all states except NY, RI, MA, MD, NJ
- Upon completion of your blood testing, the results will be sent directly to Hypo2. (48-72 hours)
- You will receive a clinical report (via email) from Hypo2 that you can share with your coach, containing valuable information on your iron and red blood cell status. This information is critical to optimal athletic performance.
- **Please Note: Due to state regulatory restrictions, athletes residing in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Rhode Island are not eligible for this service. You can purchase this testing but you MUST use a LabCorp in any other eligible state.
Why get blood testing?
For athletes looking to perform, feel their best, looking to qualify for their next big race, or even compete at a national level… understanding where your levels are can be of significant importance. Minor tweaks to raise or lower specific levels can lead to MAJOR results for day-to-day training as well as race day.
What’s being tested?
Hypo2 will order a Full Iron Panel as well as a CBC (complete blood count). These tests have proven to be of the most significance in endurance athletes.
I feel really good right now, should I get tested?
Yes! Far too often athletes wait until they feel “bad” to get blood work done. The main problem here is that you won’t have a marker of what feeling “great” actually is. By getting blood work done regardless of feeling good or bad, you will give yourself a bench mark to move forward from.
We recommend to be tested at the beginning of a training cycle as well as 8-10 weeks out from a goal event. This will give you a trend of how you are responding to training, eating, sleeping, as well as time to make adjustments (if needed) before your goal event.
Dan Bergland, MS
Dan is owner and principal sport physiologist at VOLT Sportlab, now part of HYPO2 High Performance Sport Center. Dan earned a masters degree in sport physiology at Arizona State University where his studies and research centered on elite-level endurance runners, cyclists, bi athletes and triathletes. At VOLT, Dan focuses on providing physiological testing and altitude training program design for a variety of athletes, from recreational to elite.
Dan lives in Flagstaff with his wife Kathy, a former elite swimmer and coach. In his spare time, Dan enjoys mountain biking, trail running, swimming, skiing, triathlon, fly fishing and traveling with his friends and family.
AJ Gregg, DC, CSCS, MS
A.J. is a graduate of the University of Western States where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic and Masters of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist(CSCS) and achieved his B.A. in Health Management from Luther College. A life-long athlete, he loves finding new things to stay active. A collegiate wrestler at the NCAA DIII level he has since found activities such as biking, running, triathlons, resistance training, climbing and coaching to stay busy. He completed his first Ironman Triathlon in Madison, WI in 2008 and had his second finish in 2009. He moved to Flagstaff in July 2012 to enjoy the beauty of Arizona outdoors, weather, and community.
A.J. uses an evidence-based, conservative, non-invasive, and holistic approach to helping people reach their health goals combining the best evidence from chiropractic, physical therapy, and nutrition. This approach looks beyond simply relieving your pain, but looks to conquer the underlying issues causing it. First, treatment is not only directed towards the injured, painful area but also related muscles and joints that might not be painful. Then, to prevent re-injury, any imbalances in your posture, muscle balance, and movement are addressed with corrective treatment, rehabilitative exercises and self-care techniques. Dr. AJ strives to help you resume your favorite activities as soon as possible!