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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.

NFL Players, WHOOP Discuss Wearable Technology Data at Harvard Forum

Last week, in conjunction with the NFL Players Association’s One Team Collective and the Sports Innovation Lab, Harvard University’s i-lab hosted a forum on the future of athletic performance entitled The Rise of the Quantified Athlete. From the NFLPA’s website: “Bringing together top executives, leading scientists, professional athletes, and entrepreneurs building the next generation of…

Behind the Scenes With an NBA Performance Coach

“As a young performance coach, I started off doing it out of the back of my trunk, traveling from park to park, gym to gym, just trying to get as much experience as I could. I never thought I’d ever be doing anything like this. I’m tremendously excited and blessed to be in the position…

How Does Proposing on Live TV Affect Your Heart Rate?

Todd Cochran grew up outside Philadelphia as a two-sport athlete who played lacrosse and soccer in high school. His lacrosse skills were good enough to earn him a scholarship to Georgetown University, where he competed at the Division 1 level for four years. After graduating in 2009, Todd moved to Manhattan and got a job…

WHOOP Speaks at NATO Conference on Performance Optimization for Tactical Athletes

Last month, WHOOP had the opportunity to speak at a conference in Stuttgart, Germany hosted by the NATO Special Operations Headquarters (NSHQ). The workshop was entitled Human Performance Programs in Special Operations Forces. From an official press release, its goal was “to develop templates and metrics that can be used to start a new or…

NBA’s Top Scorers Getting More Rest in Games

More than halfway through the 2016-17 season, the NBA’s leading scorers this year are a pair of point guards. First on the list is 6’3” Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, who’s averaging 30.9 points per game. Second is the Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas, who’s putting up an astounding 29.9 points per contest despite…

What’s Your Super Bowl Recovery?

How are you feeling today? Maybe not quite as sharp as the average Monday? The Monday after the Super Bowl has a reputation for being one of the least productive work days of the year. Roughly 110 million Americans watch the big game, often staying out late with alcohol consumption involved. Kickoff isn’t until 6:30…

WHOOP at Rolex 24 Race in Daytona

For more than 50 years, the Daytona International Speedway has been home to the premier motorsports endurance race in North America. The “24 Hours of Daytona,” now known as “Rolex 24,” kicked off the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season last weekend. Along with the “24 Hours of Le Mans,” which takes place in France in June,…

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