N=1: You Are The Experiment

N=1: You Are The Experiment

N=1. A sample size of one: you and your mountain bike.
You are the test bed. You are the lab rat. The results are your own.

n-1-1Scientific progress in medicine and public health during the last century has been dominated by studies performed with groups of people. Today many people collect data their own data to help investigate a health problem, make progress towards a goal, or simply because we are curious. Such investigations need not be conducted on groups. Often, they involve just a single person who is both the subject and the investigator. They are “N-of-1” trials, where data are generated by the individual, normally making use of self-quantification systems, including mobile apps and portable monitoring devices.

Today’s athlete is the expert, on equipment, on training methods and on hacking performance. What are the new ways to help you improve your health and performance, what information and research on new methods and parameters are pushing the edge of performance.
We want to empower you to test things on yourself; to explore the possibilities and extract what works for you and what doesn’t. You may find that adding turmeric is groundbreaking in your life, but don’t just trust the tests or the guru.

Be your own guru. Feel your body, respond to it, keep what is good, and discard what is bad. It’s that simple.

We are going to chase the limits here. You will see us at our mad-scientist best. We are going to remind you of knowledge built off years of testing and then we are going to try to break it. Nothing is going to be off limits. Lots of things will be complete failures. We may find solutions to problems we weren’t even trying to answer.

Prof Tim Noakes has already started a wave of N = 1 in the area of “diet”, technology is readily and relatively cheaply available to test ketones and experiment in your own life.

You may respond highly to a specific program or stimulus. You may not be a responder at all. No one else has the same genetic make-up, environment, diet, training program, sleep schedule, etc. as you. We are all unique specimens and that is, by far, the most fantastic, and often most frustrating, component.

N = 1 is the new growth mindset approach, why do what authorities tell you to do, there is a growing wave of athletes trying new and old formulas to help people perform better, think faster, and live better using a proven blend of ancient knowledge and brand new technologies, tempered by research, science, and measured results from our customers, top athletes, and medical professionals.

All you have to do is try what you want, when you want, on your own. Never take our words as the truth above all other truths. Let yourself be the proof in the pudding.
We are all unique. Test conditions are highly controlled; life is not.
You = 1. Research it. Test it. Do it. retest it. The results are your own.