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#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 15

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#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 15

What you eat vs. when you eat, the importance of 12-hour ultradian rhythms, and wearable devices powered by clothing?   Monday, August 14 The facts behind early sport specialization and increased injuries http://usatodayhss.com/2017/the-facts-behind-early-sport-specialization-and-increased-injuries A study last fall from the National Federation of State High School Associations suggests young athletes who specialize in a single sport…

Pillars of Performance: Sue Bird, WNBA Superstar

Basketball legend Sue Bird answers 9 questions about her performance lifestyle as a professional athlete. At UConn, Sue Bird won two national championships and was the Naismith College Player of the Year during her senior season. In the WNBA, she’s captured two championships with the Seattle Storm and has been a league All-Star a whopping…

The Strain You May Be Overlooking

After an 82-game regular season and more than six weeks of playoffs, the NBA Finals are now underway. As he’s done in each of the past several years, LeBron James put away his phone and cut social media out of his daily life as soon as the postseason began. Not only is James eliminating distractions,…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 4

Included this week is a Harvard study on the health and safety shortcomings of the NFL, as well as the sleeping positions you can try for any localized pain keeping you awake at night.   Tuesday, May 30 Harvard study suggests some NFL health and safety changes https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/harvard-study-suggests-some-nfl-health-and-safety-changes/2017/05/15/02b1c678-397c-11e7-a058-ddbb23c75d82_story.html?utm_term=.ef91da3bd812 A study conducted at Harvard Law School…

Pillars of Performance: DeAndre Jordan, NBA All-Star

Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan answers 9 questions about his performance lifestyle as an elite athlete. Taken 35th overall by the Clippers in the 2008 NBA draft, DeAndre Jordan has far exceeded the expectations that come with being a second-round pick. Over the past four seasons, Jordan has averaged 11.8 points, 14.0 rebounds and…

Can NBA Players Get Needed Rest Without Missing Games?

NBA players missing games to rest is nothing new. However, two recent incidents have brought the topic to center stage. On Saturday, March 11, the Warriors held their stars out of action for a nationally televised contest with the Spurs in San Antonio, blaming a difficult travel schedule. Seven days later, ABC’s primetime matchup was…

Effects of Travel Shaping Future of NBA

For the past several years, the NBA has experimented with scheduling one or two games each season in London and Mexico City. One of the goals of the “NBA Global Games” is to gauge whether or not expanding the league internationally is a realistic possibility. A flight to Mexico City isn’t much different than many…

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