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Is there an ideal running stride? Plus a biomarker to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome and a video game to improve soccer players’ on-field performance.   Monday, July 31 An Olympic Marathoner’s Take on the Perfect Running Stride http://www.runnersworld.com/sweat-science/an-olympic-marathoners-take-on-the-perfect-running-stride Jared Ward, a statistician from BYU who finished 6th in last year’s Olympic Marathon performed a study…

Landmark Study from WHOOP and Korey Stringer Institute

WHOOP is proud to announce the completion of a landmark exercise physiology study which explored how metrics like Recovery, HRV, and Sleep can be used to achieve optimal performance. WHOOP partnered with the Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) at the University of Connecticut for this study on collegiate athletes. A core company goal is to be…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 12

The history of marathon fueling, why an MLB team is focussing on stress management, and how forgetfulness can be a good thing.   Monday, July 24 Forgot Where You Parked? Good https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/30/opinion/sunday/forgot-where-you-parked-good.html Forgetting can help us gain expertise, and when we relearn something we couldn’t recall, we often develop a richer understanding. In his research,…

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WHOOP was founded in 2012 by Will Ahmed, a former Harvard squash captain. At the time, Will felt that he and his teammates knew very little about how training was affecting their bodies. They were often overtraining, undertraining and misinterpreting fitness peaks. Will made it his mission to better understand the human body. During his…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 11

Which fitness stats should you be tracking (and ignoring), how do stages of sleep affect dreams, and can your brain focus too much?   Monday, July 17 To What Extent Can We Shorten HRV Analysis in Wearable Sensing? A Case Study on Mental Stress Detection https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-10-5122-7_161 Mental stress can decrease attentional resources, impair working memory…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 10

The disconnect between sports science and the reality of elite performance, plus the state of digital health and the benefits of foam rolling.   Monday, July 10 Foam Rolling: Effect On Performance And Potential Mechanisms https://ylmsportscience.com/2017/07/02/foam-rolling-effect-on-performance-and-potential-mechanisms/ Demonstrated Effects: Reduced pain from delayed onset muscle soreness Acute increase in range of motion Reduced muscle tender spots…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 9

Smartphones may actually help teenagers sleep? Plus the psychological state of the “clutch performance” in sports.   Wednesday, July 5 The iPhone is ruining teenagers’ sleep patterns. But it can also fix them http://www.wired.co.uk/article/sleep Delayed sleep onset: Smartphones represent an additional delay to sleep onset, and the group most vulnerable to this is teenagers. They…

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