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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.

A Familiar Story of Preventing Overtraining

When WHOOP CEO Will Ahmed was a college squash player at Harvard, he struggled with overtraining. In his first post on The Locker, Will wrote “Like many athletes, I believed I could just keep pushing. I overtrained every season. My body couldn’t keep up with its stresses and my relentless mindset.” Will’s experience as an…

The Effect Being a New Mom Has on Your Sleep

Ten months ago, my wife Mollie and I were thrilled to discover that she was pregnant and we’d be welcoming our first child into the world. The two of us were living in a tiny one-bedroom apartment in South Boston and I was a part-time blogger and freelance sportswriter. It was not the ideal situation…

Proof that Your Workout Really is Working

WHOOP helps some of the best athletes in the world optimize their training and make the most of their elite talent–but not everyone is elite. A question I get time and time again when I’m among family and friends, “What can WHOOP do for me?” I’ve seen both sides of the coin. Despite my continued…

Will Ahmed Talks Future of Wellness at Fortune Brainstorm Health

The second annual Fortune Brainstorm HEALTH conference took place this week in San Diego, California. Per Fortune.com, the intent was to bring together C-suite leaders of top hospitals, insurers, and biotech companies along with titans of venture capital, tech, and telecom–those who are pushing boundaries and “changing the face of healthcare.” The list of speakers…

Will Baseball’s Disabled List Now Be Used for Injury Prevention?

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association renegotiated their collective bargaining agreement this past offseason. One of the notable rule changes revolves around the length of time injured players are held out of action. Previously, the minimum number of days that a player had to spend on the disabled list (DL) was 15 (excluding…

Empowering Players with Data Ownership

Earlier this week, WHOOP and the NFL Players Association announced a groundbreaking deal to make the WHOOP Strap 2.0 the Officially Licensed Recovery Wearable of the NFLPA. Ahmad Nassar, President of NFL Players Inc., the licensing and marketing department of the NFLPA, spoke about the partnership on ESPN Radio: “It’s frankly one of my favorite type…

Chargers’ Pro-Bowler Darrell Stuckey Talks WHOOP

On Monday, WHOOP announced its partnership with the NFL Players Association to make the WHOOP Strap 2.0 the Officially Licensed Recovery Wearable of the NFLPA. Last year, Darrell Stuckey, a Pro-Bowler and five-time special teams captain with the Chargers, became one of the first NFL players to wear WHOOP. Stuckey shared his thoughts with us…

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