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What WHOOP Can Tell You About Flying a Red Eye

Can NBA Players Get Needed Rest Without Missing Games?

Q & A with San Diego Padres Infielder Cory Spangenberg

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What WHOOP Can Tell You About Flying a Red Eye

I’m a California kid living in Boston and, when it comes to the winter holidays, I plan my travel to eek out every possible minute soaking up the left coast weather. This invariably means taking a red eye back, “sleeping” on the plane, and going straight to work the next day. That was my play…

Can NBA Players Get Needed Rest Without Missing Games?

NBA players missing games to rest is nothing new. However, two recent incidents have brought the topic to center stage. On Saturday, March 11, the Warriors held their stars out of action for a nationally televised contest with the Spurs in San Antonio, blaming a difficult travel schedule. Seven days later, ABC’s primetime matchup was…

Effects of Travel Shaping Future of NBA

For the past several years, the NBA has experimented with scheduling one or two games each season in London and Mexico City. One of the goals of the “NBA Global Games” is to gauge whether or not expanding the league internationally is a realistic possibility. A flight to Mexico City isn’t much different than many…

The Value of Wearables at Work–Who Sees the Data?

Corporate wellness programs are nothing new. Ideally, they are a win-win scenario for all parties involved. Healthy people live better lives, and healthy workers make for better employees. According to a 2015 survey from Fidelity and the National Business Group on Health, employers spent an average of $693 per worker on wellness-based incentives, up from…

Behind the Scenes With an NBA Performance Coach

“As a young performance coach, I started off doing it out of the back of my trunk, traveling from park to park, gym to gym, just trying to get as much experience as I could. I never thought I’d ever be doing anything like this. I’m tremendously excited and blessed to be in the position…

Effect of Sleep Loss on Performance: Working Under the Influence (WUI?)

Productivity: the cornerstone of capitalist America.  But how do we achieve that magical state? That optimal flow where deadlines are met, schedules grind forward at ever-increasing pace, and you’re staying on top of the competition? The answer, most often, seems to require cutting corners on sleep. The average working American spends 9am-5pm at a job…

The WHOOP Approach to Measuring Sleep

The Technology WHOOP measures blood flow using a technology called Photoplethysmography (PPG). There are LEDs (light-emitting diodes) on the bottom of the strap that shine light into your skin, which is full of tiny capillaries. Blood in the capillaries absorbs more of the light than the tissue surrounding it. Specifically, the hemoglobins in blood absorb…

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