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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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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 and MLB Conduct Largest Performance Study Ever in Pro Sports

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – December 7, 2016 – WHOOP, the human performance optimization company, today announced the results of a performance study involving minor league players from nine Major League Baseball (MLB) organizations. The landmark study, which was conducted with 230 minor league players from June – November, 2016, was designed to monitor the relationship…

One More Season, Big Papi?

The 2016 Major League Baseball season has come to a close. As the long, dark days of winter slowly creep in, ballparks across the country sit lonely and empty until springtime. Although there aren’t any games being played, the league’s front offices remain hard at work. Now is the time when teams begin shifting their…

A Whole New Ballgame

In Major League Baseball’s postseason, the rules and guidelines that teams generally abide by regarding pitchers’ availability are tossed right out the window. Instead of every fifth day, elite starters often take the ball with only three days rest, sometimes two. Occasionally, they are called upon to make appearances out of the bullpen as well.…

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