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#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 15

What you eat vs. when you eat, the importance of 12-hour ultradian rhythms, and wearable devices powered by clothing?   Monday, August 14 The facts behind early sport specialization and increased injuries http://usatodayhss.com/2017/the-facts-behind-early-sport-specialization-and-increased-injuries A study last fall from the National Federation of State High School Associations suggests young athletes who specialize in a single sport…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 14

The benefit of thinking healthy thoughts, which types of pain athletes shouldn’t ignore, and the end of baseball as we know it?   Monday, August 7 Pain 101 for Triathletes: Push Through or Lay Off? http://www.triathlete.com/2017/07/training/pain-101-triathletes-push-lay-off_303977#4DbU1wlz4Tl3yEDQ.99 Running through pain may cause changes to both form and mechanics, which in turn can lead to more serious…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 13

Is there an ideal running stride? Plus a biomarker to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome and a video game to improve soccer players’ on-field performance.   Monday, July 31 An Olympic Marathoner’s Take on the Perfect Running Stride http://www.runnersworld.com/sweat-science/an-olympic-marathoners-take-on-the-perfect-running-stride Jared Ward, a statistician from BYU who finished 6th in last year’s Olympic Marathon performed a study…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 12

The history of marathon fueling, why an MLB team is focussing on stress management, and how forgetfulness can be a good thing.   Monday, July 24 Forgot Where You Parked? Good https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/30/opinion/sunday/forgot-where-you-parked-good.html Forgetting can help us gain expertise, and when we relearn something we couldn’t recall, we often develop a richer understanding. In his research,…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 11

Which fitness stats should you be tracking (and ignoring), how do stages of sleep affect dreams, and can your brain focus too much?   Monday, July 17 To What Extent Can We Shorten HRV Analysis in Wearable Sensing? A Case Study on Mental Stress Detection https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-10-5122-7_161 Mental stress can decrease attentional resources, impair working memory…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 10

The disconnect between sports science and the reality of elite performance, plus the state of digital health and the benefits of foam rolling.   Monday, July 10 Foam Rolling: Effect On Performance And Potential Mechanisms https://ylmsportscience.com/2017/07/02/foam-rolling-effect-on-performance-and-potential-mechanisms/ Demonstrated Effects: Reduced pain from delayed onset muscle soreness Acute increase in range of motion Reduced muscle tender spots…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 9

Smartphones may actually help teenagers sleep? Plus the psychological state of the “clutch performance” in sports.   Wednesday, July 5 The iPhone is ruining teenagers’ sleep patterns. But it can also fix them http://www.wired.co.uk/article/sleep Delayed sleep onset: Smartphones represent an additional delay to sleep onset, and the group most vulnerable to this is teenagers. They…

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