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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 Weekly Digest, Vol. 23

Common myths associated with ACL injuries, pillars of ideal nutrition for athletes, and the importance of deep sleep for visual learning.    Tuesday, October 10 Concussion Prevention: A neck collar applies pressure to jugular vein to increase blood volume in skull http://www.espn.com/blog/carolina-panthers/post/_/id/27367/how-a-200-device-is-providing-hope-in-reducing-brain-injury Dr. David Smith’s inspiration for the Q collar, a device developed to safeguard…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 22

Kettlebells as a training tool, tips for better studying habits and how wearable tech can help military recruits get through training.   Monday, October 2 Optimizing Learning in College: Tips from Cognitive Psychology http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1745691616645770 More than 80% of collegiate students report their primary form of studying is rereading their textbook and notes. Research shows this…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 21

Continuous strength training for improved running, increased injuries from lack of sleep, and doctors prescribing a healthy diet?   Monday, September 25 Chronic Lack of Sleep is Associated with Increased Sport Injuries in Adolescent Athletes http://journals.lww.com/pedorthopaedics/Fulltext/2014/03000/Chronic_Lack_of_Sleep_is_Associated_With_Increased.1.aspx? Milewski et al. performed a retrospective study which evaluated 160 middle/high school athletes and injury vs. sleep. The study…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 20

Preventing hamstring injuries, the effect of cold water immersion on athletes’ HRV, and how much does sleep effect our happiness?   Monday, September 18 Holistic Hamstring Health: Not Just The Nordics https://ylmsportscience.com/2017/05/06/holistic-hamstring-health-not-just-the-nordic-hamstring-exercise/ Hamstring strain injuries (HSIs) account for 12-26% of injuries in football, soccer, rugby and track and field. Risk factors for HSIs include: Age,…

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