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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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#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 14

The benefit of thinking healthy thoughts, which types of pain athletes shouldn’t ignore, and the end of baseball as we know it?   Monday, August 7 Pain 101 for Triathletes: Push Through or Lay Off? http://www.triathlete.com/2017/07/training/pain-101-triathletes-push-lay-off_303977#4DbU1wlz4Tl3yEDQ.99 Running through pain may cause changes to both form and mechanics, which in turn can lead to more serious…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 13

Is there an ideal running stride? Plus a biomarker to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome and a video game to improve soccer players’ on-field performance.   Monday, July 31 An Olympic Marathoner’s Take on the Perfect Running Stride http://www.runnersworld.com/sweat-science/an-olympic-marathoners-take-on-the-perfect-running-stride Jared Ward, a statistician from BYU who finished 6th in last year’s Olympic Marathon performed a study…

#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,…

The 4 Runs Every Runner Should Be Doing, and the Heart Rate Data Behind It All

Allison Lynch is a member of the Greater Boston Track Club, a competitive training group that competes regionally and nationally. Prior to joining the club she was a 4-year varsity runner in high school and through college. She holds PRs of 5:06 in the mile, 18:23 5k, 30:32 5-mile, 1:27 half-marathon, and a 3:21 marathon. Not…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 6

This week, does exercise improve sleep? How does poor sleep affect learning? Plus what concussions do to athletes’ HRV.    Monday, June 12 How does poor sleep affect our ability to learn? Study investigates http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317597.php A study conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Zurich examined the effect of disturbed deep sleep…

A Day with Team USA Track Star Wallace Spearmon Jr.

For track and field, the pinnacle of the sport is competing on the world’s biggest stage at the Olympics. Regardless of where you grew up or how far you made it competitively, as a track athlete you can’t help but fantasize about representing your country on the national team. So, when I got the opportunity…

Proof that Your Workout Really is Working

WHOOP helps some of the best athletes in the world optimize their training and make the most of their elite talent–but not everyone is elite. A question I get time and time again when I’m among family and friends, “What can WHOOP do for me?” I’ve seen both sides of the coin. Despite my continued…

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