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

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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…

Saluting the World’s Best Tactical Athletes

Kevin “Kit” Parker first heard of WHOOP when a student of his at Harvard came to him “with some technical questions” about the product he was developing. “I was encouraging them to consider sleep,” says Parker. “Sleep plays a crucial role in performance and everyone in America is short on sleep.” Parker is not your…

The First Ever Company-Wide “Hack Day”

Have you ever thought of an idea and never had a chance to see it through? At WHOOP, we just celebrated our first Hack Day–where everyone had the freedom to express their thoughts and make it happen. If you’re not familiar with the term “Hack Day” (or what other companies call “hackathons”), the concept is…

Understanding the Stages of Sleep

Sleep is a dynamic process. The average healthy adult will experience 3-5 cycles of sleep in a night. Within those cycles, there are 4 distinct stages: Wake, Rapid Eye Movement (REM), Light, and Deep Sleep. Sleep Stages Light sleep represents the physiological process taken to transition to deep sleep. Some of the restorative characteristics that…

Empowering Players with Data Ownership

Earlier this week, WHOOP and the NFL Players Association announced a groundbreaking deal to make the WHOOP Strap 2.0 the Officially Licensed Recovery Wearable of the NFLPA. Ahmad Nassar, President of NFL Players Inc., the licensing and marketing department of the NFLPA, spoke about the partnership on ESPN Radio: “It’s frankly one of my favorite type…

Chargers’ Pro-Bowler Darrell Stuckey Talks WHOOP

On Monday, WHOOP announced its partnership with the NFL Players Association to make the WHOOP Strap 2.0 the Officially Licensed Recovery Wearable of the NFLPA. Last year, Darrell Stuckey, a Pro-Bowler and five-time special teams captain with the Chargers, became one of the first NFL players to wear WHOOP. Stuckey shared his thoughts with us…

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