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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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#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 14

The benefit of thinking healthy thoughts, which types of pain athletes shouldn’t ignore, and the end of baseball as we know it?   Monday, August 7 Pain 101 for Triathletes: Push Through or Lay Off? http://www.triathlete.com/2017/07/training/pain-101-triathletes-push-lay-off_303977#4DbU1wlz4Tl3yEDQ.99 Running through pain may cause changes to both form and mechanics, which in turn can lead to more serious…

#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,…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 7

Habits of top performers, predicting dreams by measuring brain activity, and can lowering baseball’s pitcher’s mound help prevent injuries?   Monday, June 19 You Might Not Feel Tired, But Your Brain Needs More Sleep https://www.fastcompany.com/40427741/you-might-not-feel-tired-but-your-brain-needs-more-sleep Sleep debt is highly individual, as is sleep need. Be wary of trusting how you feel; the body is very…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 6

This week, does exercise improve sleep? How does poor sleep affect learning? Plus what concussions do to athletes’ HRV.    Monday, June 12 How does poor sleep affect our ability to learn? Study investigates http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317597.php A study conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Zurich examined the effect of disturbed deep sleep…

Will Baseball’s Disabled List Now Be Used for Injury Prevention?

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association renegotiated their collective bargaining agreement this past offseason. One of the notable rule changes revolves around the length of time injured players are held out of action. Previously, the minimum number of days that a player had to spend on the disabled list (DL) was 15 (excluding…

It’s Opening Day and WHOOP is on the Field

The 2017 Major League Baseball season is officially underway with WHOOP on the field at ballparks across the country (Featured Image: Chris Coghlan, now with Toronto). Last month, WHOOP became the first continuous biometric monitor granted approval by MLB for use in games. Per ESPN’s Darren Rovell, WHOOP “is the first of its kind approved…

Q & A with San Diego Padres Infielder Cory Spangenberg

WHOOP recently had the opportunity to chat with Cory Spangenberg, a third-year infielder for the San Diego Padres. The topics of conversation included the exciting start to his major league career, his struggles with injuries last season, and how WHOOP is helping him come back strong in 2017.   When did it first cross your mind…

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