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Allison Isham (MS, ATC, LAT) is a Client Success Manager at WHOOP. Before joining WHOOP, Allison served as an athletic trainer for Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Kentucky and Seattle Sounders Women. Allison graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Master's Degree in Athletic Training and completed her thesis on heart rate variability, training load and player reported outcomes. She completed undergraduate degree in Athletic Training at Hope College.

#WHOOPEd Digest, Vol. 35

What you actually gain from core training, when portion size and calorie counting may not matter, and nonalcoholic beer as a recovery drink?   “A phrase I’ve heard at conferences when people talk about great athletes is that there’s probably some degree of benign masochism that the people who love to go out and run…

#WHOOPEd Digest, Vol. 34

Virtual reality ski training, the benefits of strengthening your hamstrings, and the first ever brain bank for women.   Hamstring strength is an important component in knee injury prevention. Try adding kettlebell swings to your workout routines. https://ylmsportscience.com/2017/10/03/hamstring-myoelectrical-activity-during-kettlebell-swings/ In a study by Del Monte et al., 14 participants were assessed for medial hamstrings and biceps…

#WHOOPEd Digest, Vol. 33

The benefits of “prehabilitation,” why decreasing minutes played may not be the best form of load management, the “praise paradox” with young children, and more…   Athletes are often missing one key piece to recovery: sleep. Here are some foundational thoughts when designing a sleep intervention for athletes. https://ylmsportscience.com/2018/01/21/sleep-interventions-designed-to-improve-athletic-performance-and-recovery/ There can be difficulty in getting…

#WHOOPEd Digest, Vol. 32

Is a gluten-free diet healthy for everybody? Why can some athletes play through ACL injuries? Plus mindefulness and sport, and a tip for falling asleep faster.    From an orthopedic surgeon, all the basics of ACL injuries. Why can some athletes play with a torn ACL? Do braces actually help? http://www.heraldbulletin.com/sports/purdue-s-orthopedic-surgeon-explains-acl-injuries-and-factors-that/article_bd8d8108-ef1b-11e7-a267-abdfcdc2b068.html It was revealed after…

#WHOOPEd Digest, Vol. 31

Cold water immersion as a recovery technique, tips to increase your time asleep, and exercise as a stress reducer.   Monday, December 11th Looking to reduce injury risk by 30 percent? The FIFA 11+ is traditionally a soccer warm-up, but easy to implement with any sport https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5704377/ Non-contact injuries are usually attributed to inappropriate warm-up,…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 29 & 30

Triathlon training habits, how to monitor fatigue, the value of napping at work and how lack of sleep can make you catch a cold.    Monday, November 27th Sidelined with an injury? Along with rehab, try higher protein intake and omega-3 fatty acids to help with healing https://ylmsportscience.com/2015/11/10/nutritional-support-for-exercise-induced-injuries-by-ylmsportscience/ Injuries present differently between individuals and often…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 28

Screen time delays bed time, preventing ankle injuries with proprioceptive training, and are former multi-sport athletes more durable in the NBA?   Monday, November 13 Of more than five dozen studies looking at youths ages 5 to 17 from around the world, 90% have found that more screen time is associated with delayed bedtimes, fewer…

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