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Training with the Fittest 60-Year-Old on Earth

Many athletes typically discover the sports they play from their parents. However, in the case of Dave Hippensteel, the opposite is true–he picked up CrossFit from his daughter. Hippensteel, the two-time defending champion in the Masters 60+ Division at the Reebok CrossFit Games, got into the sport at age 56 after a trip to see…

Scott Stallings Talks WHOOP, his Career and Life on the PGA Tour

Pro golfer Scott Stallings opens up about battling chronic fatigue, his PGA Tour suspension, and how he’s reaching new heights by optimizing performance with WHOOP.   Originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, Scott Stallings’ first love was baseball. When told that WHOOP headquarters is across the street from Boston’s iconic Fenway Park, Stallings said, “You know, if…

Pillars of Performance: Mike Mancias, NBA Trainer

Mike Mancias answers 9 questions about his performance lifestyle as LeBron James’ athletic trainer. Originally from Brownsville, TX, Mike Mancias began his career in athletic training as the student manager of the University of Texas-Pan American men’s basketball team. In the summer of 2001, Mancias landed an internship with Tim Grover of Attack Athletics, where…

My Road to the Ironman Triathlon World Championship

“Champions keep playing until they get it done right.” – Billie Jean King It was 1989, I was 17 years old and ABC’s Wide World of Sports was on television. Some of you may be “young” enough to remember the tagline: “The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.” I was watching the Ironman…

Pillars of Performance: Viktor Axelsen, Badminton World Champion

Viktor Axelsen answers 9 questions about his performance lifestyle as a professional badminton player. UPDATE: On August 27th, Axelsen defeated China’s Lin Dan (widely considered the greatest badminton player of all time) to capture the 2017  BWF World Championships. A native of Odense, Denmark, Viktor Axelsen won the 2010 World Junior Badminton Championships for players 18…

The Strain of Freediving 40 Feet Below the Ocean’s Surface

You don’t often think of words like “strain,” “fatigue,” and “recovery” when trying to describe the events that take place during one’s vacation. But then again, holding your breath for 2-3 minutes at a time and freediving to the ocean floor isn’t exactly a typical vacation activity. My brother Blaine and I, born and raised…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 12

The history of marathon fueling, why an MLB team is focussing on stress management, and how forgetfulness can be a good thing.   Monday, July 24 Forgot Where You Parked? Good https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/30/opinion/sunday/forgot-where-you-parked-good.html Forgetting can help us gain expertise, and when we relearn something we couldn’t recall, we often develop a richer understanding. In his research,…

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