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At WHOOP, we are on a mission to unlock human performance. We measure the body 24/7 and provide detailed analytics to our members regarding strain, recovery, sleep, HRV and more. Our clients range from the best professional athletes in the world, to Navy SEALs, to fitness enthusiasts, to Fortune 500 CEOs and executives. The common thread among WHOOP members is a passion to improve. What does it take to optimize performance for athletes, for executives, for anyone? We've launched this podcast to dig deeper. WHOOP Founder & CEO Will Ahmed interviews a variety of athletes, experts and industry leaders.

At WHOOP, we are on a mission to unlock human performance. We measure the body 24/7 and provide detailed analytics to our members regarding strain, recovery, sleep, HRV and more. Our clients range from the best professional athletes in the world, to Navy SEALs, to fitness enthusiasts, to Fortune 500 CEOs and executives. The common thread among WHOOP members is a passion to improve. What does it take to optimize performance for athletes, for executives, for anyone? We've launched this podcast to dig deeper. WHOOP Founder & CEO Will Ahmed interviews a variety of athletes, experts and industry leaders.

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United States

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At WHOOP, we are on a mission to unlock human performance. We measure the body 24/7 and provide detailed analytics to our members regarding strain, recovery, sleep, HRV and more. Our clients range from the best professional athletes in the world, to Navy SEALs, to fitness enthusiasts, to Fortune 500 CEOs and executives. The common thread among WHOOP members is a passion to improve. What does it take to optimize performance for athletes, for executives, for anyone? We've launched this podcast to dig deeper. WHOOP Founder & CEO Will Ahmed interviews a variety of athletes, experts and industry leaders.

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@whoop

Language:

English


Episodes

The Science of Sleep: What sleep does for your body, mind, and cognitive functioning

10/19/2021
Renowned sleep expert Dr. Meeta Singh joins the WHOOP Podcast for an in-depth discussion on the science behind sleep. Dr. Singh is a board-certified physician and psychiatrist with deep expertise in sleep, sleep disorder diagnosis, and treatment. She has worked as a consultant for multiple NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, Olympic, and college sports teams, as well as for large organizations. The Washington Nationals considered her work so vital to their championship in 2019 that they gave Meeta a World...

Duration:01:06:36

Dr. Nicholas Christakis, Yale COVID-19 expert, returns to discuss booster shots and what to expect next with the pandemic

10/12/2021
Yale coronavirus expert Dr. Nicholas Christakis returns for a discussion on the COVID vaccines, booster shots, and where we are headed as a society with COVID now that we are a year and a half into the pandemic. He explains why we are at "the end of the beginning" of the pandemic (2:58), how many deaths we are likely to experience in America (5:30), why it's likely that the vast majority of unvaccinated people will be infected eventually (8:04), the spread of misinformation (12:20), booster...

Duration:00:59:28

World-class endurance coach Chris Hinshaw on increasing aerobic capacity, managing intensity, and prioritizing recovery

10/5/2021
Chris Hinshaw is one of the world's leading experts on endurance and aerobic capacity. He has trained 30 CrossFit Games champions, along with a series of Olympians, professional surfers, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champions. Chris sits down with Mike Lombardi to detail everything you need to know about increasing your own aerobic capacity and what training missteps you should avoid along the way. They discuss Chris' coaching style (2:36), the role coaches should play in working with...

Duration:00:52:53

Diver Tom Daley on winning Olympic gold, the importance of mindset, and the power of being the truest version of yourself

9/28/2021
World-class diver Tom Daley details his journey from child prodigy to Olympic champion, and explains what he’s learned along the way about mindset, visualization, and being the true version of yourself. Tom discusses how he found diving (2:57), becoming world champion at 15 (6:16), coming out (10:01), being your true self (14:01), visualization (15:02), how he uses WHOOP (17:48), mindfulness and meditation (21:29), peaking for the Olympic final (25:18), managing fear (30:03), winning gold...

Duration:00:53:03

Olympian Gabby Thomas discusses consistency, visualization, and the mental side of running

9/21/2021
Gabby Thomas is one of the fastest women on earth and is a two-time Olympic medalist, but she’s so much more than just an athlete. Gabby graduated from Harvard, where she studied neurobiology and global health, and is currently studying for her Master’s degree in epidemiology at the University of Texas at Austin, all while maintaining her elite training schedule. Gabby joins the WHOOP Podcast to discuss her journey to running (2:12), how the difference between peak performance and poor...

Duration:00:51:08

Super Bowl champion Eli Manning on training your mind, reducing injury, and the role belief plays in success.

9/14/2021
Eli Manning is one of the most durable players in NFL history. He started 210 straight games over a 13 year span, and led the New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories along the way. He details how visualization, mindset, and belief played a key role in his career. Eli sits down with Will Ahmed to discuss growing up in a football family (2:54), learning from his older brother Peyton (5:43), the 2004 draft (8:54), the importance of teamwork (12:19), his keys to durability (14:30), the 2007...

Duration:00:49:37

Introducing WHOOP 4.0 and WHOOP Body Featuring Any-Wear Technology

9/8/2021
WHOOP 4.0 is here. Will Ahmed and WHOOP Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer John Capodilupo talk about everything you need to know about WHOOP 4.0, how it was made, and how it will help improve your performance. They dive deep on all the new features with the 4.0, including WHOOP Body featuring Any-Wear Technology, SpO2 and skin temperature measuring, the new Health Monitor, and the updated Sleep Coach with haptic alerts. Will and John discuss the new era of WHOOP (0:26), WHOOP Body...

Duration:00:35:49

NASCAR Driver Aric Almirola on life in the driver’s seat and the importance of recovery

8/31/2021
Hot cars, high speeds, and hours of deep focus are required to excel in racecar driving. NASCAR driver Aric Almirola shares firsthand what it’s like to be in the driver’s seat and manage the physical and mental strains that come with being a professional driver. Aric discusses how his grandfather inspired him to start racing (3:08), the injuries he's dealt with and the toll racing takes on your body (5:12), driving a car in a 140 degree cockpit (9:45), the G-Load of racing (11:11), how he...

Duration:00:48:04

Mental Performance: World-renowned sports psychologist Dr. Jim Loehr discusses energy, stress, and finding purpose

8/24/2021
Dr. Jim Loehr, one of the world’s leading experts on sports psychology, joins the WHOOP Podcast for an in-depth discussion on mental performance. Dr. Loehr joins VP of Performance Kristen Holmes to share what he’s learned in over 30 years of research. He dives deep on mental toughness, the connection between physical and mental strength, how to manage your energy levels and overcome stress, and the importance of finding your purpose in life. Dr. Loehr discusses mental toughness (2:38),...

Duration:01:03:05

Pro Runner Colleen Quigley on Finding Your Path, Managing Injury, and Understanding Your Values

8/17/2021
Colleen Quigley says she never dreamed of being an Olympian, but when she started running in high school, she found herself on a path that would make her one of America’s top track and field athletes. Colleen joins the WHOOP Podcast to share her journey to the top of her sport, and what she’s learned about herself along the way. She also details her struggles with injuries and how mindset is an important tool in overcoming physical setbacks. She discusses getting into running late (2:50),...

Duration:00:56:06

Dr. Kelly Starrett shares everything you need to know about mobility, injury prevention, and performing at your best.

8/10/2021
Dr. Kelly Starrett, a world-renowned performance and mobility expert, explains how mobility is so much more than just technique for injury prevention – it’s one of the fundamental keys to unlocking your best performance. Kelly sits down with Mike Lombardi for a wide-ranging discussion on how to improve your range of motion and what he believes are the benchmarks to good human functioning. He details why he uses WHOOP (2:20), the importance of movement (6:30), avoiding the "training until you...

Duration:00:53:06

Christian Harris Talks Coming Back Strong at Next Year's CrossFit Games

8/3/2021
Christian Harris, one of the most recognizable names in CrossFit, shares how sport is so much more than just your individual performance--it comes down to the team you build. Christian sat down with Mike Lombardi at the CrossFit Games for a deep dive on coaching, culture building, and leadership. Christian talks candidly about his team’s disqualification from the Games this year after one member tested positive for a banned substance, and says his squad, Move Fast Lift Heavy, will come back...

Duration:00:34:19

HRV 101: Insights From the WHOOP Podcast

7/27/2021
One of the best metrics to determine your physical fitness and your body’s readiness to perform is heart rate variability. We’re bringing you some of our top WHOOP Podcast conversations on HRV to date, detailing everything you need to know about HRV, what it signals about your body, and what you can do to optimize it. Kristen Holmes and Emily Capodilupo explain the basics about HRV (2:17), the factors that increase or decrease your HRV (5:42), and why HRV is a highly personalized metric...

Duration:00:35:05

Fueling for Performance: Dr. Stacy Sims on Nutritional Differences Between Men and Women

7/20/2021
Dr. Stacy Sims – a leading researcher and author who specializes in female physiology – joins the WHOOP Podcast to discuss the role food has in performance and how women should think about nutrition differently than men. Dr. Sims sits down with WHOOP VP of Performance Kristen Holmes and VP of Data Science Emily Capodilupo to discuss why women are not small men (4:32), fueling for the stress (7:25), the underfueled female athlete (9:17), signs your missing the mark with your nutrition...

Duration:00:32:39

Understanding stress: How it affects sleep performance and cognitive functioning

7/13/2021
This week we’re sharing some groundbreaking WHOOP research about the importance of stress, rest, and recovery — and how they are key ingredients to improving performance and giving you a competitive advantage. One of the best ways you can improve your performance is being more aware of the mental and physical factors at play. This research showed that, for every 45 minutes of sleep debt a person accrued, they had a 5 to 10 percent decrease in mental control the following day — and for every...

Duration:00:49:52

Olympic rower Tom George talks high strain, red recoveries, and how he broke the elusive 5:40 mark

7/6/2021
Fewer than a dozen people have broken 5:40 in rowing. Olympian Tom George is one of them. Tom accomplished the feat during lockdown, while training on a rowing machine in his parents shed. A year later, he has his sights firmly set on winning gold for Great Britain in Tokyo. He joins Mike Lombardi to discuss making rowing history (2:36), staying calm in the moment (9:59), being accountable to teammates (14:50), strain and sleep (19:50), nutrition (25:56), managing red recoveries (31:49), how...

Duration:00:52:32

How sleep affected mental health during the pandemic

6/29/2021
Last year, WHOOP collaborated with leading scientists at Harvard, Austin Health, and Australia’s Monash University on a major research effort to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted our members’ physical and mental health. That study, known as the COVID Resilience Project, has now revealed an eye-opening connection between sleep duration, sleep consistency, and mental health resilience. WHOOP VP of Data Science and Research Emily Capodilupo sits down with researcher Mark Czeisler to...

Duration:00:25:50

The Buttery Bros discuss their travel tips, performance and nutrition, and what's next for CrossFit

6/22/2021
Marston Sawyers and Heber Cannon, better known as The Buttery Bros, are some of the kings of content in the CrossFit space. They are documentary filmmakers who travel the world to capture the fittest people on the planet in action. That work has resulted in a massive social media following and has made them two of the most recognizable people in CrossFit. They sit down with our resident CrossFit expert Mike Lombardi to discuss how they use WHOOP in their lives (2:26), the next generation of...

Duration:00:40:23

Actress Lina Esco talks mindfulness, meditation, and overcoming rejection.

6/15/2021
Actress Lina Esco, the co-star of the CBS drama SWAT, joins the WHOOP Podcast to talk about mindfulness, meditation, and finding success in Hollywood. Lina shares why learning those skills have made a tremendous difference in her life, and also explains why connecting with your subconscious is critical for everyone. She candidly details how she overcame a tough childhood and drug addiction to get where she is today. Lina discusses becoming an actress (2:15), her early struggles (3:26),...

Duration:00:47:48

Golf legend Gary Player shares his thoughts on fitness, health, and happiness.

6/8/2021
Global fitness icon and golf legend Gary Player joins the WHOOP Podcast for a wide-ranging discussion about health, life, and happiness. At 85 years old, Gary still works out harder than most people half his age. He shares his philosophies on exercise, nutrition, sleep, and the four factors he believes are key to a long and healthy life. Gary discusses how he got into fitness (3:01), his diet (6:09), sleep and training (10:50), the importance of breathwork (12:58), Jack Nicklaus and Arnold...

Duration:00:44:31