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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.

The ‘Ultimate’ Training Tool

Jonathan “Goose” Helton first discovered the sport of Ultimate in high school, while playing with his church youth group. “At the time, I didn’t even particularly like it,” he confessed. Who would’ve thought a decade later he’d be named Most Valuable Player of the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL)? The AUDL consists of 24 pro…

When Your Job Inspires You to Run a Marathon

On Sunday November 5, WHOOP Senior Product Designer Tom Rand completed the New York City Marathon. It was Tom’s first marathon, and he intended it to also be his last. He describes himself not as an athlete, but as simply a “regular guy.” His only goal was to finish, which he did in 4 hours,…

New App Feature: Advanced Weekly Trends

As we strive to enhance the WHOOP user experience, we’re continually building new features to add to the system. Last month, we released Activity Auto-Detection, which can automatically log your workouts for you in the WHOOP app. Today, we’re proud to announce another new feature available in the app: Advanced Weekly Trends. In addition to…

What Does Heart Rate Data Look Like at the Ironman World Championship?

This past summer, triathlete and coach Jen Rulon told us the story of how she accomplished her life-long goal–to qualify for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. She described the countless hours of hard work she put in, and the instrumental role WHOOP played in her training. On October 14, Jen’s dream became a…

Activity Auto-Detection: Your WHOOP Knows When You Work Out

One of the key components of WHOOP is the ability to quantify the strain your body takes on. Our Strain metric allows you to understand the cardiovascular load of everything you do over the course of an entire day. It also lets you compare the effect different activities have on your body–how does your daily…

Training for a 100-Mile Race

What does it take to run 100 miles through the Wasatch Mountains? Ultra runner Robert Edminster incorporates a wide variety of wearable technology into his training, but WHOOP is the tool he relies on most.     Robert Edminster has his dogs to thank for helping him find his passion. “I started adopting dogs and…

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…

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