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#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 11

Olympic Swimmer Kira Toussaint Using Elite Data to Train for World Championships

Pillars of Performance: Sue Bird, WNBA Superstar

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#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 11

Which fitness stats should you be tracking (and ignoring), how do stages of sleep affect dreams, and can your brain focus too much?   Monday, July 17 To What Extent Can We Shorten HRV Analysis in Wearable Sensing? A Case Study on Mental Stress Detection https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-10-5122-7_161 Mental stress can decrease attentional resources, impair working memory…

Olympic Swimmer Kira Toussaint Using Elite Data to Train for World Championships

To say Kira Toussaint was born with a swimming background is an understatement. Her mother, Jolanda de Rover, won a gold medal for the Netherlands in the 200-meter backstroke in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Kira’s, father, Huub Toussaint, is a swimmer and wetsuit designer with a PHD in the mechanics and energetics of…

Pillars of Performance: Sue Bird, WNBA Superstar

Basketball legend Sue Bird answers 9 questions about her performance lifestyle as a professional athlete. At UConn, Sue Bird won two national championships and was the Naismith College Player of the Year during her senior season. In the WNBA, she’s captured two championships with the Seattle Storm and has been a league All-Star a whopping…

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WHOOP was founded in 2012 by Will Ahmed, a former Harvard squash captain. At the time, Will felt that he and his teammates knew very little about how training was affecting their bodies. They were often overtraining, undertraining and misinterpreting fitness peaks. Will made it his mission to better understand the human body. During his…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 10

The disconnect between sports science and the reality of elite performance, plus the state of digital health and the benefits of foam rolling.   Monday, July 10 Foam Rolling: Effect On Performance And Potential Mechanisms https://ylmsportscience.com/2017/07/02/foam-rolling-effect-on-performance-and-potential-mechanisms/ Demonstrated Effects: Reduced pain from delayed onset muscle soreness Acute increase in range of motion Reduced muscle tender spots…

“Why I Use WHOOP” By 26-Year-Old Heart Attack Survivor, Cyclist Nick Weber

Nick Weber’s life was turned upside down when he suffered a major heart attack while riding his bike at age 22. Doctors found a tear in the wall of his coronary artery, the cause of which still remains a mystery. Nick has made it his goal to prove that he, and other young heart attack…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 9

Smartphones may actually help teenagers sleep? Plus the psychological state of the “clutch performance” in sports.   Wednesday, July 5 The iPhone is ruining teenagers’ sleep patterns. But it can also fix them http://www.wired.co.uk/article/sleep Delayed sleep onset: Smartphones represent an additional delay to sleep onset, and the group most vulnerable to this is teenagers. They…

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