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My Road to the Ironman Triathlon World Championship

“Champions keep playing until they get it done right.” – Billie Jean King It was 1989, I was 17 years old and ABC’s Wide World of Sports was on television. Some of you may be “young” enough to remember the tagline: “The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.” I was watching the Ironman…

Duke Men’s Basketball Optimizing Performance with WHOOP

In the spring of 1980, Duke University hired 33-year-old Mike Krzyzewski to be its men’s head basketball coach. By his sixth season, Krzyzewski had the Blue Devils in the national championship game. Duke fell to Louisville, but Devils senior Johnny Dawkins was the 1986 tournament’s leading scorer. Two years later, junior center Danny Ferry led…

Pillars of Performance: Viktor Axelsen, Badminton World Champion

Viktor Axelsen answers 9 questions about his performance lifestyle as a professional badminton player. UPDATE: On August 27th, Axelsen defeated China’s Lin Dan (widely considered the greatest badminton player of all time) to capture the 2017  BWF World Championships. A native of Odense, Denmark, Viktor Axelsen won the 2010 World Junior Badminton Championships for players 18…

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…

Dedication to Performance Monitoring: The #Whooptan

Summer is here and beach season is officially on in full force. It’s also the time of year when no matter what your preferred method of exercise is–running, cycling, swimming, weightlifting, pilates, yoga, or even training for the winter Olympics–there’s a good chance you’re doing it outside. We haven’t yet developed an invisible WHOOP Strap…

Sam Dancer: Lovable Modern-Day Viking with Elite Training Data

Three years ago, Sam Dancer’s CrossFit Conjugate squad finished second overall in the team competition at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games. In the process, Sam made a name for himself by deadlifting 655 pounds. The following season, Sam placed 10th in the individual competition at the 2015 Central Regional, missing the Games by just five…

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…

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