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WHOOP at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and National Combine

Sleep and Recovery Have Helped Make Tom Brady the Greatest Quarterback Ever

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To Be A Better Runner, Try Hitting The Breaks

Several months ago, I toed the 5000m starting line at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Club National Championships. It was my first time running on the cherished Franklin Field at UPenn, where hundreds of NCAA studs and Olympians had graced the bright red Mondo lanes before. Leading up to my race, I remember feeling…

Advice from Elite Athletes for the New Year

With 2017 right around the corner, Outside Magazine recently published a piece entitled “The Best Advice of 2016, from the World’s Best Athletes.” The author, Brad Stulburg, shared a list of quotes he’d compiled from elite athletes over the past year as guidance for others aspiring to reach that level. Stulberg divided them into seven…

The Smart Locker Room?

Elite athletes spend an extraordinary amount of time in the locker room. For pros, it’s basically the equivalent of their office, as well as their home away from home. This is what inspired WHOOP founder and CEO Will Ahmed to name our blog “The Locker.” In his words: “For athletes reading this, you know that locker…

The New “Old” Tennis Champion

When Serena Williams won Wimbledon this year, she was just two months shy of her 35th birthday, making her the oldest women ever to emerge victorious at a Grand Slam singles event. Williams extended a record she’d actually set 12 months earlier, when she captured the 2015 Wimbledon title at the age of 33. It…

Unlocking Human Potential: The Sub-2 Hour Marathon

A sub-2 hour marathon would be one of the most incredible feats of human performance the running world has ever seen. Here’s how it might be able to happen. If you’re a runner or an endurance sports enthusiast, by now you’ve heard of Nike’s plan to break one of the most challenging (and so far,…

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HRV – Heart Rate Variability

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Heart rate variability (HRV) is a statistical measurement of heart rate irregularity. Originally used as a predictor of survival after acute medical emergencies, the application of HRV has rapidly expanded, and it has now one of the most studied areas of physiological response to exercise. HRV has been shown in numerous studies to positively correlate with athletic performance and training adaptation, and to negatively correlate with risk of overtraining and injuries.

76ers Too Cautious with Joel Embiid?

Wednesday, ESPN and ABC news reported that as part of the NBA’s new collective bargaining agreement the league and players will form a “wearables committee.” From ESPN’s Tom Haberstroh: “In April, ESPN.com reported that the Cleveland Cavaliers were notified by the league office that guard Matthew Dellavedova was not allowed to wear a device called…

WHOOP // MLB Part 4: Future Implications of Recovery and Velocity

After collaborating with Major League Baseball on the largest performance study in professional sports history, WHOOP presented the results at the recent MLB Winter Meetings in National Harbor, MD. Via MLB.com, Philadelphia Phillies General Manager Matt Klentak said the following about his organization’s use of WHOOP: “That’s a new technology that was pitched to us…

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