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Pillars of Performance: Mike Mancias, NBA Trainer

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 19

My Road to the Ironman Triathlon World Championship

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Pillars of Performance: Mike Mancias, NBA Trainer

Mike Mancias answers 9 questions about his performance lifestyle as LeBron James’ athletic trainer. Originally from Brownsville, TX, Mike Mancias began his career in athletic training as the student manager of the University of Texas-Pan American men’s basketball team. In the summer of 2001, Mancias landed an internship with Tim Grover of Attack Athletics, where…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 19

The importance of fiber intake for endurance athletes, why time “slows down” during intense workouts, and the potential to heal our bodies by changing the genetic code of living cells.   Monday, September 11 Repairing Organs With the Touch of a Nanochip http://spectrum.ieee.org/video/biomedical/devices/repairing-organs-with-the-touch-of-a-nanochip A new technology developed by Ohio State University researchers called “tissue nanotransfection”…

My Road to the Ironman Triathlon World Championship

“Champions keep playing until they get it done right.” – Billie Jean King It was 1989, I was 17 years old and ABC’s Wide World of Sports was on television. Some of you may be “young” enough to remember the tagline: “The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.” I was watching the Ironman…

Duke Men’s Basketball Optimizing Performance with WHOOP

In the spring of 1980, Duke University hired 33-year-old Mike Krzyzewski to be its men’s head basketball coach. By his sixth season, Krzyzewski had the Blue Devils in the national championship game. Duke fell to Louisville, but Devils senior Johnny Dawkins was the 1986 tournament’s leading scorer. Two years later, junior center Danny Ferry led…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 18

Breathing exercises to benefit all types of runners, what and when to eat while you’re in training, and why some teens need more sleep than others.   Tuesday, September 5 What Everyone Gets Wrong About the 10,000 Hour Rule https://heleo.com/conversation-what-everyone-gets-wrong-about-the-10000-hour-rule/16195/ From a conversation with Anders Ericsson, Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 17

What happens when your body takes on stress, and how much does perception affect your healthy lifestyle? Plus, what will genetic engineering do for elite athletes?   Monday, August 28 What happens to your body when you’re stressed https://theconversation.com/what-happens-to-your-body-when-youre-stressed-81789 Small amounts of stress can be beneficial to keep us alert and focussed. But when stress…

Football Legend, WHOOP for Android User

I was born in January of 1994 during a New England snowstorm. Like most other children raised in the Boston area, I grew up a Patriots fan. Many of my earliest sports memories include watching players like Ty Law, Troy Brown, and Tom Brady establish the Patriots’ identity as one of the NFL’s premier organizations.…

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