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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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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…

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…

Always On, Available for Android

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…

Saluting the World’s Best Tactical Athletes

Kevin “Kit” Parker first heard of WHOOP when a student of his at Harvard came to him “with some technical questions” about the product he was developing. “I was encouraging them to consider sleep,” says Parker. “Sleep plays a crucial role in performance and everyone in America is short on sleep.” Parker is not your…

The First Ever Company-Wide “Hack Day”

Have you ever thought of an idea and never had a chance to see it through? At WHOOP, we just celebrated our first Hack Day–where everyone had the freedom to express their thoughts and make it happen. If you’re not familiar with the term “Hack Day” (or what other companies call “hackathons”), the concept is…

Will Ahmed Talks Future of Wellness at Fortune Brainstorm Health

The second annual Fortune Brainstorm HEALTH conference took place this week in San Diego, California. Per Fortune.com, the intent was to bring together C-suite leaders of top hospitals, insurers, and biotech companies along with titans of venture capital, tech, and telecom–those who are pushing boundaries and “changing the face of healthcare.” The list of speakers…

WHOOP Named Official Recovery Wearable of NFL Players Association

As first announced by ESPN this morning, WHOOP and the National Football League Players Association have come to terms on a partnership to make WHOOP the Officially Licensed Recovery Wearable of the NFLPA. The WHOOP Strap 2.0 will be distributed to all incoming and current NFL players beginning at the NFL draft this week. Per…

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