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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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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,…

Sam Dancer: Lovable Modern-Day Viking with Elite Training Data

Three years ago, Sam Dancer’s CrossFit Conjugate squad finished second overall in the team competition at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games. In the process, Sam made a name for himself by deadlifting 655 pounds. The following season, Sam placed 10th in the individual competition at the 2015 Central Regional, missing the Games by just five…

Pillars of Performance: Sue Bird, WNBA Superstar

Basketball legend Sue Bird answers 9 questions about her performance lifestyle as a professional athlete. At UConn, Sue Bird won two national championships and was the Naismith College Player of the Year during her senior season. In the WNBA, she’s captured two championships with the Seattle Storm and has been a league All-Star a whopping…

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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…

Olympic Swimmer Kira Toussaint Using Elite Data to Train for World Championships

To say Kira Toussaint was born with a swimming background is an understatement. Her mother, Jolanda de Rover, won a gold medal for the Netherlands in the 200-meter backstroke in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Kira’s, father, Huub Toussaint, is a swimmer and wetsuit designer with a PHD in the mechanics and energetics of…

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