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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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One of World’s ‘Most Tech-Savvy’ Athletes Talks Biometric Data

Earlier this summer, the folks at SportTechie published a list of the world’s 20 most tech-savvy athletes. It featured NBA superstars (LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony), legendary NFL quarterbacks (Tom Brady and Joe Montana), the greatest female tennis player of all time (Serena Williams), an iconic New York Yankee…

Dedication to Performance Monitoring: The #Whooptan

Summer is here and beach season is officially on in full force. It’s also the time of year when no matter what your preferred method of exercise is–running, cycling, swimming, weightlifting, pilates, yoga, or even training for the winter Olympics–there’s a good chance you’re doing it outside. We haven’t yet developed an invisible WHOOP Strap…

Landmark Study from WHOOP and Korey Stringer Institute

WHOOP is proud to announce the completion of a landmark exercise physiology study which explored how metrics like Recovery, HRV, and Sleep can be used to achieve optimal performance. WHOOP partnered with the Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) at the University of Connecticut for this study on collegiate athletes. A core company goal is to be…

Always On, Available for Android

WHOOP was founded in 2012 by Will Ahmed, a former Harvard squash captain. At the time, Will felt that he and his teammates knew very little about how training was affecting their bodies. They were often overtraining, undertraining and misinterpreting fitness peaks. Will made it his mission to better understand the human body. During his…

Using Day Strain to Adjust Workouts: A Mail Carrier’s Story

An avid recreational athlete, Angela McCloud participates in CrossFit, yoga and weightlifting, while frequently training for half marathons too. She also regularly walks up to 12 miles per day simply by doing her job. Angela is a postal carrier in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. “The majority of my activity actually comes from work,” she says. “I…

Recovery Tips from Leading WHOOP Users

The WHOOP system is based on three founding pillars: Strain, Sleep and Recovery. The crucial piece, and the key to peak performance in whatever you do, is being properly Recovered. What do WHOOP users do to ensure they’re making the most of their Recoveries? We identified some of our consistently best-Recovered athletes and asked them…

Naps Keep Us Safe: Tracking the Sleep of a Commercial Airline Pilot

“I woke up this morning in Las Vegas. We landed there around 12:30 am. By the time I got to bed it was after three. But my body is on east-coast time, so it thought it was 6 am and time for me to wake up. Falling asleep was a struggle, to say the least.”…

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