~2in 10
athletes train regularly to
Non-Functional Overreaching levels
~6in 10
athletes will have their training disrupted at least
once in their career due to Non-Functional Overreaching
~1in 10
athletes risk developing Over Training Syndrome
resulting in long term or PERMANENT absence from sport
Worried that you may be pushing too far?

Load and recovery periodisation

Loading and recovery periods are part of normal training. A runner seeking to increase aerobic capacity will gradually increase distance, pushing beyond his body’s comfort zone, but allowing plenty of time for recovery and adaptation between training sessions.

Balancing your training

In a perfect world, you would work on one element at a time. But preparation takes more than this – you need to think about speed, resistance, aerobic and anaerobic endurance.

Balancing is tricky. You need to push far enough to improve. But if you push too far – even in just one area – you could force your body into what scientists call Non-Functional Overreaching.

Immune capacity

..At this point, your body, as a system, can no longer recover from stress - whether caused by training or adverse life events. You will notice fatigue and a decrease in performance.

Your immune system’s adaptive capacity is being overwhelmed by under-recovery. The body switches to ‘energy saving mode’ to avoid further damage – it no longer allows you to perform at levels you managed easily before.

Download the PQ Check App & Track Your Training Intensity

Psychological tests are scientifically proven to spot the early warning signs of Non-Functional Overreaching.

Our free PQ Check App uses these tests to monitor your training intensity and alerts you if you may be one of the 20% of athletes overdoing it.


Verify your suspicions with PQ Finger-Prick Test

Cutting edge LC-MS/MS tests compare your current blood chemistry against your baseline. Changes to levels of certain proteins indicate your body switching to energy saving.

This clear evidence will tell you exactly what to do to keep you in top condition, and progressing in fitness.

No more guessing, and lots more confidence.


Get Expert Advice- Tailored To You

Changes in your blood show us exactly what will help you keep gaining in fitness.

Our tailored recommendations will advise you when to adjust training intensity and which natural food supplements - such as polyphenols - will improve your recovery speed.

We’ll help you recognise and break your limits.


Repeat & Learn

Perform, use the app, and repeat the finger-prick test whenever you feel the need.

Think of ProteiQ’s integrated system as training - soon you’ll be confidently reading your body’s signals and making adjustments without our help.

We want to empower you to take control of your fitness and well-being. With ProteiQ you’ll get the help you need, when you need it, to shape your own fit, healthy, and active future.