And last but not least Yvonne van Vlerken and her very own style to use Biestmilch

And last but not least Yvonne van Vlerken and her very own style to use Biestmilch

Yvonne and I know each other now since 5 years. She was one of the athletes who connected so very fast with Biestmilch, and understood the advantages this substance has for her body and her mind. Behind Yvonne are some very difficult months, but now she is back with a joy in her that is amazing. We are curious to see how her season goes at it progresses. It will be exciting, she has courageous goals … Abu Dhabi, Melbourne, Roth, las Vegas ….

1. How do you currently feel, how is the training progressing? (for example, have you been sick, did you have weight problems, was motivation an issue, on a scale between 1 to 10 where would you see actual fitness etc…, how much time do you calculate to be fully fit …)

As I decided to start the season of 2013 pretty early, with two big events beginning of March and end of March, I started my serious training rather early this year. For this reason the amount of training is a bit more then usual for this time of the year. I feel very healthy and happy and definitely see it as a big plus, that I haven’t been sick for a long period of time. Thinking back and I really have to go back far, I think the last time I got the flu, fever or what so ever, must have been the beginning of 2012.
As it seems, my body has found a nice balance, I’m keeping my fingers crossed and doing all the right things to keep it this way.
As people have noticed, I had way more weight starting racing triathlon in 2000. It was only since 2008 and the following years, that I lost a big portion of this weight. I’ve been noticing that after 4 years of being pretty on the edge in terms of my bodyweight, I now gained some weight back.
Is it due to the hard training here on Lanzarote (Strength/ Muscle weight) or maybe it’s my overall well-being, that has improved my overall standings in life and with this also eating more and really enjoying it? I don’t know, but I do think it will be a help, to keep this balance that I mentioned above.
I have never been a “fan” of the “Anorexia look”, that you see way to oft in professional sport and have been very straight forward about it!

My motivation has almost never been a problem, I love training every single day and feel “gratitude” for being able to do, what I do. When I look around me and compare myself with other athletes, I’m definitely the one that not complains on a daily basis and just looks forward to the next training.

I find it hard to measure my fitness on a scale from 1-10 while being here on Lanzarote. The training is hard, the wind makes you NOT want to look at your average whatsoever, I’m training more by feel, according that I give me an 8.
I don’t calculate to be 100% fit for my first two races, I’m an early starter and find myself reaching full fitness by racing. I will probably be able to give you a 10 around May 🙂

2. Please, specify your current Biestmilch intake (amount, frequency); is this the regimen during a training camp or is this a pre-race regimen?

My normal intake is 3 capsules in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. This is my normal daily basis intake. I’m a “feeling” person and so I try to find out what my body tells me what I need. So my intake varies. I just had 3 very hard days, where the intensity of my training was very high & the amount of training high as well. As we all know, this causes stress on your immune system, so I like to give my body some extra support. This will show in my intake of Biestmilch and my vitamin intake. I like to increase my intake by taking a higher amount. For Biestmilch this means I will ad a chewy tablet on the hard days. Also when traveling or flying I have chewies with me in my hand luggage and take one every 2 or 3 hours.

3. How does your recovery day look like?

I like this question as I just had 3 smashing days behind me and have exactly that tomorrow again. So I will do an ocean swim in the morning, not to early, of course I want to sleep in, till at least 7.30! When I didn’t go over the top in my training the days before, (what I did  do this time) then I will go for an easy one hour spin on the bike and maybe do some core work.
But for tomorrow it will likely be, only an easy short swim in the ocean (the salt is good for the recovery of your legs) and lots of work at my the computer.
The most important thing on my recovery days, is my nap in the afternoon. I never skip that one, as besides taking the right supplements, taking care of your body, pamper it and feel happy with all what you do, the most important thing for recovery is still SLEEP! So cheers and have a nice nap once in a while 🙂



Susann is the biest prototype and head of the team. She is Austrian, has studied medicine, meaning she is a medical doctor and the Biesters' alpha wolf. Susann continuously produces new ideas, is strong in making concepts and is practically always ON FIRE. Without her BIESTMILCH wouldn't be where and what it is today, and anyway - not possible.

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