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#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 7

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

Pillars of Performance: Ed Brown, Patron CEO & ESM Driver

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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…

The Strain You May Be Overlooking

After an 82-game regular season and more than six weeks of playoffs, the NBA Finals are now underway. As he’s done in each of the past several years, LeBron James put away his phone and cut social media out of his daily life as soon as the postseason began. Not only is James eliminating distractions,…

A Familiar Story of Preventing Overtraining

When WHOOP CEO Will Ahmed was a college squash player at Harvard, he struggled with overtraining. In his first post on The Locker, Will wrote “Like many athletes, I believed I could just keep pushing. I overtrained every season. My body couldn’t keep up with its stresses and my relentless mindset.” Will’s experience as an…

How Cold Showers are Helping Kris Lenzo’s Shoulder Injury

Dr. Brian Fuller is a Chiropractor and Kinesiologist practicing in Chicago and Oak Park, Illinois. What follows is the story of one of his more amazing patients. Kris Lenzo asked for my help to solve a shoulder pain problem he had while dancing with a professional company here in Oak Park. He asked me if…

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…

Quantifying How Heat Affected the 2017 Boston Marathoners

On Monday, April 17th, 27,221 runners filtered through Hopkinton, MA to run the 121st Boston Marathon. Many of these runners were anxious about the forecasted temperature with estimates climbing higher and higher as race day approached. After a long winter of freezing temps and a cold start to spring, it looked like Marathon Monday was…

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