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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.”…

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?…

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