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#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 15

Pillars of Performance: Viktor Axelsen, Badminton Champion

The Strain of Freediving 40 Feet Below the Ocean’s Surface

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The Strain of Freediving 40 Feet Below the Ocean’s Surface

You don’t often think of words like “strain,” “fatigue,” and “recovery” when trying to describe the events that take place during one’s vacation. But then again, holding your breath for 2-3 minutes at a time and freediving to the ocean floor isn’t exactly a typical vacation activity. My brother Blaine and I, born and raised…

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…

“Why I Use WHOOP” By 26-Year-Old Heart Attack Survivor, Cyclist Nick Weber

Nick Weber’s life was turned upside down when he suffered a major heart attack while riding his bike at age 22. Doctors found a tear in the wall of his coronary artery, the cause of which still remains a mystery. Nick has made it his goal to prove that he, and other young heart attack…

A Firefighter and Mountain Biker’s Strain and Recovery Journey

As a Los Angeles firefighter, Rob Teixeira’s day-to-day life puts an enormous amount of Strain on his body–even before you throw in the fact that he’s a father of three, a hardcore athlete and competitive mountain-bike racer. The 48-year-old has been a fireman for 18 years, but athletics is his true calling. “Back in the…

Using Day Strain to Adjust Workouts: A Mail Carrier’s Story

An avid recreational athlete, Angela McCloud participates in CrossFit, yoga and weightlifting, while frequently training for half marathons too. She also regularly walks up to 12 miles per day simply by doing her job. Angela is a postal carrier in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. “The majority of my activity actually comes from work,” she says. “I…

Recovery Tips from Leading WHOOP Users

The WHOOP system is based on three founding pillars: Strain, Sleep and Recovery. The crucial piece, and the key to peak performance in whatever you do, is being properly Recovered. What do WHOOP users do to ensure they’re making the most of their Recoveries? We identified some of our consistently best-Recovered athletes and asked them…

Naps Keep Us Safe: Tracking the Sleep of a Commercial Airline Pilot

“I woke up this morning in Las Vegas. We landed there around 12:30 am. By the time I got to bed it was after three. But my body is on east-coast time, so it thought it was 6 am and time for me to wake up. Falling asleep was a struggle, to say the least.”…

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