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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 4 Runs Every Runner Should Be Doing, and the Heart Rate Data Behind It All

Allison Lynch is a member of the Greater Boston Track Club, a competitive training group that competes regionally and nationally. Prior to joining the club she was a 4-year varsity runner in high school and through college. She holds PRs of 5:06 in the mile, 18:23 5k, 30:32 5-mile, 1:27 half-marathon, and a 3:21 marathon. Not…

The Strain You May Be Overlooking

After an 82-game regular season and more than six weeks of playoffs, the NBA Finals are now underway. As he’s done in each of the past several years, LeBron James put away his phone and cut social media out of his daily life as soon as the postseason began. Not only is James eliminating distractions,…

Enter the Real World of Functional Fitness

When most people think of CrossFit, they picture a muscular guy going all out at the gym and possibly hurting himself during the process. While there are instances of individuals getting injured in the CrossFit space, just as there are with any other sport or activity, CrossFit generally gets a bad rap. Why is that?…

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…

How Cold Showers are Helping Kris Lenzo’s Shoulder Injury

Dr. Brian Fuller is a Chiropractor and Kinesiologist practicing in Chicago and Oak Park, Illinois. What follows is the story of one of his more amazing patients. Kris Lenzo asked for my help to solve a shoulder pain problem he had while dancing with a professional company here in Oak Park. He asked me if…

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…

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