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

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 7

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

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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…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 1

#WHOOPEd is a weekly collection of insights from trusted experts in the field of exercise physiology.   Monday, May 8 How to Wake up to Your Creativity http://time.com/4737596/sleep-brain-creativity/ During REM sleep, heart rate and respiration accelerate, and brain activity, as measured by EEGs, increases too–a function of dreaming. Most REM sleep comes in the last 4…

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…

The Impact of Night Call: Do Doctors Need WHOOP?

I’m at that age where friends I used to consider peers are now full-blown lawyers, doctors, and professors. PROFESSORS. What was formerly brunch conversations consisting of the shenanigans from the night before is now me talking about seeing the Beauty and the Beast movie and loving it and my friend describing the latest infant she’s…

WHOOP Hosts its Elite Coach Webinar

On Tuesday, March 28, members of the WHOOP Education and Research team conducted the first installment in this year’s webinar series, tailored for the Elite Team coaches utilizing our platform. Joining the webinar call were coaches and performance managers from the NFL, MLB, NBA, NCAA, Aussies Rules Football, FBI, The Premier League, USA Swimming, and…

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…

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