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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.

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 15

What you eat vs. when you eat, the importance of 12-hour ultradian rhythms, and wearable devices powered by clothing?   Monday, August 14 The facts behind early sport specialization and increased injuries http://usatodayhss.com/2017/the-facts-behind-early-sport-specialization-and-increased-injuries A study last fall from the National Federation of State High School Associations suggests young athletes who specialize in a single sport…

Pillars of Performance: Viktor Axelsen, Badminton Champion

World No. 3 Viktor Axelsen answers 9 questions about his performance lifestyle as a professional badminton player. A native of Odense, Denmark, Viktor Axelsen won the 2010 World Junior Badminton Championships for players 18 and under at the age of 16. Last May, Axelsen was crowned European champion. Three months later, he took home the…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 14

The benefit of thinking healthy thoughts, which types of pain athletes shouldn’t ignore, and the end of baseball as we know it?   Monday, August 7 Pain 101 for Triathletes: Push Through or Lay Off? http://www.triathlete.com/2017/07/training/pain-101-triathletes-push-lay-off_303977#4DbU1wlz4Tl3yEDQ.99 Running through pain may cause changes to both form and mechanics, which in turn can lead to more serious…

One of World’s ‘Most Tech-Savvy’ Athletes Talks Biometric Data

Earlier this summer, the folks at SportTechie published a list of the world’s 20 most tech-savvy athletes. It featured NBA superstars (LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony), legendary NFL quarterbacks (Tom Brady and Joe Montana), the greatest female tennis player of all time (Serena Williams), an iconic New York Yankee…

Dedication to Performance Monitoring: The #Whooptan

Summer is here and beach season is officially on in full force. It’s also the time of year when no matter what your preferred method of exercise is–running, cycling, swimming, weightlifting, pilates, yoga, or even training for the winter Olympics–there’s a good chance you’re doing it outside. We haven’t yet developed an invisible WHOOP Strap…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 13

Is there an ideal running stride? Plus a biomarker to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome and a video game to improve soccer players’ on-field performance.   Monday, July 31 An Olympic Marathoner’s Take on the Perfect Running Stride http://www.runnersworld.com/sweat-science/an-olympic-marathoners-take-on-the-perfect-running-stride Jared Ward, a statistician from BYU who finished 6th in last year’s Olympic Marathon performed a study…

Sam Dancer: Lovable Modern-Day Viking with Elite Training Data

Three years ago, Sam Dancer’s CrossFit Conjugate squad finished second overall in the team competition at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games. In the process, Sam made a name for himself by deadlifting 655 pounds. The following season, Sam placed 10th in the individual competition at the 2015 Central Regional, missing the Games by just five…

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