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What WHOOP Can Tell You About Flying a Red Eye

Can NBA Players Get Needed Rest Without Missing Games?

Q & A with San Diego Padres Infielder Cory Spangenberg

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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…

WHOOP Approved for In-Game Use in Major League Baseball

WHOOP has officially been approved by Major League Baseball to be worn in games for the upcoming 2017 season. The WHOOP Strap is the first continuous product of its kind to be given such approval by MLB and this also marks the first opportunity for professional athletes to officially wear WHOOP during games in U.S.…

Cumulative Day Strain As a Tool for Ballplayers in Spring Training

While winter still has its grip on much of the country, MLB teams have headed south and west to Florida and Arizona in order to prepare for the upcoming season. Baseball’s Opening Day is still more than a month away, but clubs began playing exhibition games this past week. Historically, spring training was viewed as…

The New Moneyball? 24/7 Physiological Data

Much like any other industry, Major League Baseball’s organizations have historically been run by those with the most experience. Former players with an astute “knowledge of the game” became managers, while the most successful managers often went on to become general managers. In 2002, a 40-year-old GM named Billy Beane constructed a low-budget Oakland A’s…

New Labor Deals in Pro Sports Reflect Need for Rest and Recovery

Last month, both Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association negotiated new collective bargaining agreements with their respective players associations. Notable changes to MLB’s labor deal include shortening players’ minimum stints on the disabled list from 15 days to 10 days, and eliminating the rule that awarded home-field advantage in the World Series to…

WHOOP // MLB Part 4: Future Implications of Recovery and Velocity

After collaborating with Major League Baseball on the largest performance study in professional sports history, WHOOP presented the results at the recent MLB Winter Meetings in National Harbor, MD. Via MLB.com, Philadelphia Phillies General Manager Matt Klentak said the following about his organization’s use of WHOOP: “That’s a new technology that was pitched to us…

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…

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