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Mark Van Deusen is a Creative Copywriter at WHOOP. Before joining WHOOP, Mark served as the Managing Editor and Head Writer for CelticsLife.com. He was also a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and a contributor at Yahoo Sports. A former tennis coach, Mark graduated from the University of Richmond with a degree in Sociology and Leadership Studies.

Training with the Fittest 60-Year-Old on Earth

Many athletes typically discover the sports they play from their parents. However, in the case of Dave Hippensteel, the opposite is true–he picked up CrossFit from his daughter. Hippensteel, the two-time defending champion in the Masters 60+ Division at the Reebok CrossFit Games, got into the sport at age 56 after a trip to see…

Scott Stallings Talks WHOOP, his Career and Life on the PGA Tour

Pro golfer Scott Stallings opens up about battling chronic fatigue, his PGA Tour suspension, and how he’s reaching new heights by optimizing performance with WHOOP.   Originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, Scott Stallings’ first love was baseball. When told that WHOOP headquarters is across the street from Boston’s iconic Fenway Park, Stallings said, “You know, if…

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”…

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…

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