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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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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.”…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 8

Smartphones making us stupid, the value of naps at work, and why you should start tracking your heart rate variability.   Monday, June 26 6 Things You Need to Recover From Every Day https://journal.thriveglobal.com/6-things-you-need-to-recover-from-every-day/ Recover from Work: Psychological detachment from work occurs when you completely refrain from work-related activities and thoughts during non-work time. Research…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 2

The second installment of #WHOOPEd features an article with tips for what to do when you can’t fall asleep, and another on getting intelligent cognitive rest.   Monday, May 15 8 Sleep Experts on What to Do When You Can’t Turn Off Your Thoughts at Night http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/05/8-sleep-experts-on-what-to-do-when-your-mind-is-racing.html Distract yourself with meaningless mental lists. The prerequisite for…

The Effect Being a New Mom Has on Your Sleep

Ten months ago, my wife Mollie and I were thrilled to discover that she was pregnant and we’d be welcoming our first child into the world. The two of us were living in a tiny one-bedroom apartment in South Boston and I was a part-time blogger and freelance sportswriter. It was not the ideal situation…

Will Baseball’s Disabled List Now Be Used for Injury Prevention?

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association renegotiated their collective bargaining agreement this past offseason. One of the notable rule changes revolves around the length of time injured players are held out of action. Previously, the minimum number of days that a player had to spend on the disabled list (DL) was 15 (excluding…

My Product Launch was Harder than a Marathon to Recover From

A Story of Stress vs. Strain: How My Product Launch was Harder to Recover from than the Boston Marathon Yes, your day job may be harder to recover from than a marathon. It was for me. ___ On April 18, 2016, I ran the Boston Marathon. It was my first marathon and, despite being a…

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