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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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Pillars of Performance: Viktor Axelsen, Badminton Champion

World No. 3 Viktor Axelsen answers 9 questions about his performance lifestyle as a professional badminton player. A native of Odense, Denmark, Viktor Axelsen won the 2010 World Junior Badminton Championships for players 18 and under at the age of 16. Last May, Axelsen was crowned European champion. Three months later, he took home the…

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…

Pillars of Performance: Sue Bird, WNBA Superstar

Basketball legend Sue Bird answers 9 questions about her performance lifestyle as a professional athlete. At UConn, Sue Bird won two national championships and was the Naismith College Player of the Year during her senior season. In the WNBA, she’s captured two championships with the Seattle Storm and has been a league All-Star a whopping…

“Why I Use WHOOP” By 26-Year-Old Heart Attack Survivor, Cyclist Nick Weber

Nick Weber’s life was turned upside down when he suffered a major heart attack while riding his bike at age 22. Doctors found a tear in the wall of his coronary artery, the cause of which still remains a mystery. Nick has made it his goal to prove that he, and other young heart attack…

A Firefighter and Mountain Biker’s Strain and Recovery Journey

As a Los Angeles firefighter, Rob Teixeira’s day-to-day life puts an enormous amount of Strain on his body–even before you throw in the fact that he’s a father of three, a hardcore athlete and competitive mountain-bike racer. The 48-year-old has been a fireman for 18 years, but athletics is his true calling. “Back in the…

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

An avid recreational athlete, Angela McCloud participates in CrossFit, yoga and weightlifting, while frequently training for half marathons too. She also regularly walks up to 12 miles per day simply by doing her job. Angela is a postal carrier in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. “The majority of my activity actually comes from work,” she says. “I…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 5

How do Sherpas achieve peak performance? Plus sleep tips, better decision making, and new technology to help those with sleep apnea.   Tuesday, June 6 Be more awake by day, sleep better at night https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/05/19/more-awake-day-sleep-better-night/R7ZjlARQjgZGRWISBn8FaM/story.html Small changes in your routine can give you a lift during the day and improve your sleep. Melatonin is the…

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