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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.

WHOOP Named Official Recovery Wearable of NFL Players Association

As first announced by ESPN this morning, WHOOP and the National Football League Players Association have come to terms on a partnership to make WHOOP the Officially Licensed Recovery Wearable of the NFLPA. The WHOOP Strap 2.0 will be distributed to all incoming and current NFL players beginning at the NFL draft this week. Per…

WHOOP Helps Joel White Balance Pro Lacrosse with Full-Time Job

Joel White is a 27-year-old graduate of Syracuse University who works full time as the lacrosse brand manager for BSN Sports, the largest team-based sporting goods distributor in the country. He’s also a three-time MLL All Star and the league’s reigning Defensive Player of the Year for the Rochester Rattlers. Dueling professions are the norm in…

WHOOP Partners with Team Papi for Boston Marathon

It’s hard to fathom the impact David Ortiz has had on the sports landscape in the city of Boston. In 2004, Ortiz was a driving force behind the Red Sox’s miraculous run to their first World Series title in 86 years. Over the decade-plus that followed he captured our hearts and changed the culture of…

WHOOP User Chris Murphy: Trombonist to Para-Cycling Champion

“I knew I could do well in the 1K race but it didn’t occur to me that I could actually win. I posted a time I expected to be second best, but the guy going last was the favorite. When he finished off the podium I couldn’t believe it. I was like ‘Holy crap, what…

It’s Opening Day and WHOOP is on the Field

The 2017 Major League Baseball season is officially underway with WHOOP on the field at ballparks across the country (Featured Image: Chris Coghlan, now with Toronto). Last month, WHOOP became the first continuous biometric monitor granted approval by MLB for use in games. Per ESPN’s Darren Rovell, WHOOP “is the first of its kind approved…

Can NBA Players Get Needed Rest Without Missing Games?

NBA players missing games to rest is nothing new. However, two recent incidents have brought the topic to center stage. On Saturday, March 11, the Warriors held their stars out of action for a nationally televised contest with the Spurs in San Antonio, blaming a difficult travel schedule. Seven days later, ABC’s primetime matchup was…

Q & A with San Diego Padres Infielder Cory Spangenberg

WHOOP recently had the opportunity to chat with Cory Spangenberg, a third-year infielder for the San Diego Padres. The topics of conversation included the exciting start to his major league career, his struggles with injuries last season, and how WHOOP is helping him come back strong in 2017.   When did it first cross your mind…

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