Our bodies rely on proper nutrition and hydration in order to fuel our mitochondria, the so-called "energy powerhouses" of our cells. Often athletes find they "hit the wall" after training or cannot achieve the next level of athleticism despite hours of training and a perception that they are "eating right". Because every athlete is unique, the specific nutrients required differ depending on gender, age, training intensity and fueling program to name a few. Other critical factors include level of adrenal fatigue, sleep and hormone balance. Specialty lab testing can help identify nutrient deficiencies in order to ensure that an athlete's mitochondria are properly fueled. In addition specialty labs can also help to identify stages of adrenal fatigue and hormone imbalances in order to optimize not only athletic performance but overall wellbeing and health.