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Mark Van Deusen is the Copy Manager 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.

Thriving Holiday Travel

It’s been two weeks since Thanksgiving, giving most of us an opportunity to settle back into our daily routines before the holiday season ramps up again in full force. In that time, Team Thrive posted an average daily Recovery of 56%, along with a Sleep Performance of 78% (which translates to 6:46 per night). As…

Nation’s No. 1 Team Comes to Boston for WHOOP vs. WHOOP Matchup

On Saturday, December 9, the No. 1 men’s college basketball team in the country is coming to Boston, home of the WHOOP headquarters. The undefeated Duke Blue Devils (11-0) will take on the Boston College Eagles (6-3) at the Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA. The game is the season opener on the Atlantic Coast…

Team Thrive Spotlight: UFC Fighter Scott “Hot Sauce” Holtzman

Last month, we announced the creation of Team Thrive as part of our effort to challenge WHOOP users to #ThriveTheHolidays this year. The team consists of athletes from all walks of life, ranging from recreational enthusiasts to world-class professionals. Over the first two weeks of Team Thrive, it was a pro who topped the leaderboard…

Team Thrive Spotlight: Highest Holiday Strain, Best & Worst Recovery

An unusual commute to Thanksgiving dinner was responsible for the highest Day Strain on Team Thrive. Plus, what can cause Recovery to drop from 98% one day to 25% the next? Throughout the month of December, we’ll be sharing a number of stories from Team Thrive members as they aim to #ThriveTheHolidays. Today, the spotlight…

Team Thrive: The Effects of Thanksgiving Week

Last week, in our efforts to challenge people to #ThriveTheHolidays this season, we announced the creation of Team Thrive. WHOOP users who join Team Thrive have the opportunity to view and compare each other’s Strain, Sleep and Recovery data as they aim to stay motivated and inspired. We’re hoping a sense of unity and accountability…

#Thrive The Holidays

The holidays are about friends, family, joy, and giving. Unfortunately, making time for all of that can also take a lot out of us. A study from the American Psychological Association found that 38% of people in the U.S. reported an increase in stress during the holidays. Shopping for the right gifts, worrying about expenses,…

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…

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