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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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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…

Recovery Tips from Leading WHOOP Users

The WHOOP system is based on three founding pillars: Strain, Sleep and Recovery. The crucial piece, and the key to peak performance in whatever you do, is being properly Recovered. What do WHOOP users do to ensure they’re making the most of their Recoveries? We identified some of our consistently best-Recovered athletes and asked them…

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

Patron President Ed Brown answers 9 questions about his performance lifestyle as a CEO and Extreme Speed Motorsports driver. In 2000, Ed Brown, a University of Texas graduate, took over as President and Chief Executive Officer of Patron Spirits International. Since that time, the company’s sales have increased by nearly 2000%, while its Tequila has…

My Quest for Glory on the Sled

How did I get into skeleton? I grew up in Modesto, California as the oldest of three children. My family was always fairly active, up in the mountains skiing, or out at the lake waterskiing, inner tubing and wakeboarding. My siblings and I are all are pretty competitive, everyone played a couple of the same…

Saluting the World’s Best Tactical Athletes

Kevin “Kit” Parker first heard of WHOOP when a student of his at Harvard came to him “with some technical questions” about the product he was developing. “I was encouraging them to consider sleep,” says Parker. “Sleep plays a crucial role in performance and everyone in America is short on sleep.” Parker is not your…

Pillars of Performance: DeAndre Jordan, NBA All-Star

Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan answers 9 questions about his performance lifestyle as an elite athlete. Taken 35th overall by the Clippers in the 2008 NBA draft, DeAndre Jordan has far exceeded the expectations that come with being a second-round pick. Over the past four seasons, Jordan has averaged 11.8 points, 14.0 rebounds and…

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