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WHOOP at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and National Combine

Sleep and Recovery Have Helped Make Tom Brady the Greatest Quarterback Ever

Coaches Need Performance Optimization Too (Not Just Players)

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WHOOP // MLB Part 3: Empower Athletes, Improve Their Fitness

This past June, WHOOP partnered with Major League Baseball to see how performance-enhancing data could provide a deeper look into players’ training and behavior, and potentially improve their fitness. Over the course of four months, WHOOP monitored the physiological data of 230 minor league athletes from 28 different teams, making it the largest performance study…

WHOOP // MLB Part 2: Athletes in the Outfield

During their 2016 playoff run, the Cleveland Indians were unexpectedly aided by the bat of veteran outfielder Coco Crisp. The 5’10”, 185-pound Crisp homered in each of Cleveland’s first two series-deciding games to help the Indians reach the World Series. While the power outburst from someone like Crisp (who has just 130 career home runs…

How a Bear Attack Affects Your Sleep

Michael Lares awoke at 4:30 a.m. to his dog barking. As he went outside to see what was going on, he heard the haunting sound of pigs squealing and the huffing and growling of what could clearly only be one thing. He ventured forward with a flashlight and rifle in hand, making his way towards…

WHOOP Recovery: Taking HRV to the Next Level

Heart rate variability (HRV) is becoming more and more popular as a training tool for competitive athletes. The basic idea is that when HRV is high, an athlete is primed for optimal performance. HRV is one of the metrics used to determine WHOOP Recovery each day. However, when calculating Recovery, WHOOP takes the application of…

The Four-Day Hangover

Most athletes know better than to go out drinking the night before competition, but many wouldn’t think twice before knocking back some casual beers three days out. After all, come game time, BACs are long since back to zero and the hangover is a distant, albeit unpleasant, memory – evidence that the performance-reducing effect of…

Why Athletes Should Want High Heart Rate Variability

Two sprinters, Brett and Justin, are at the starting line. Both are 6 foot 2, 180 pounds, and considered the best sprinters in the northern hemisphere. In the past 5 races, the difference in their times has been around .05 seconds. Both are equally talented and both are equally fast. As they get into the starting…

An Athlete’s Guide to HRV

The human heart beats at a non-constant rate; heart rate variability (HRV) is a measurement of this irregularity. HRV has been shown in numerous studies to positively correlate with athletic performance and training adaptation, to negatively correlate with the risk of overtraining, and to generally correlate with overall fitness and health. This document provides a…

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