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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’re launching 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’re launching this podcast to dig deeper. WHOOP Founder & CEO Will Ahmed interviews a variety of athletes, experts and industry leaders.
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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’re launching this podcast to dig deeper. WHOOP Founder & CEO Will Ahmed interviews a variety of athletes, experts and industry leaders.

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English


Episodes

Episode 6: Nicholas Negroponte, MIT Media Lab Founder, on his role in creating much of the technology we use today, predictions for the future, and his long-time friendship with Steve Jobs.

1/15/2019
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Nicholas Negroponte, MIT Media Lab Founder, author of Being Digital, and one of the very first users of the internet discusses the many accurate predictions he made in his book two decades ago (6:07), future technology like learning by taking a pill (19:38), virtual reality in 1967 (21:07), the birth of the internet (26:05), his friendship with Steve Jobs, (37:26) including literally the first iPhone (42:30), plus the Apple CEO's failures too (39:27), artificial intelligence (55:46),...

Duration:01:18:44

Episode 5: Kristen Holmes, WHOOP VP of Performance and NCAA Champion Coach talks helping elite athletes sleep and recover, plus all the tips & tricks she uses to optimize her own performance.

1/8/2019
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Kristen Holmes, Vice President of Performance at WHOOP, former Team USA field hockey player and national champion coach at Princeton University discusses how her coaching philosophies evolved (9:09), the physiological and psychological factors of performance (15:10), advising the world's best athletes (31:05) and what they've learned from WHOOP data (39:20), Moneyball 2.0 (45:39), the vital importance of sleep (21:40), including blocking blue light (55:10), creating the right environment...

Duration:01:46:28

Episode 4: Strauss Zelnick, media mogul and author of "Becoming Ageless" shares the secrets to how he continues to get fitter as he gets older.

1/1/2019
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Strauss Zelnick, founder of Zelnick Media Capital, President & CEO of Take-Two Interactive and Chairman of CBS discusses his book Becoming Ageless: The Four Secrets to Looking and Feeling Younger Than Ever (8:02), advice for being young and successful (11:38), his exercise group known as The Program (16:11), getting fitter as he gets older (19:44), avoiding injuries (23:45), recovery methods he likes and doesn't like (26:08), how his diet has evolved over time (33:25), things to avoid when...

Duration:00:45:25

Happy holidays, we'll be back next week.

12/25/2018
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The WHOOP Podcast is taking a week off for the holidays, but will return next Wednesday, January 2nd.

Duration:00:00:59

Episode 3: Katrin Davidsdottir, two-time Fittest Woman on Earth, talks training, recovery, sleep, nutrition, & all the little things she does to stay on top.

12/18/2018
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Two-time CrossFit Games champion Katrin Davidsdottir talks about how she got into the sport (3:40), her rapid ascension to the top (9:59) and what it takes to stay there (23:05), her warmup routine (25:50), sleep and recovery (38:55), what she likes about WHOOP (47:05), the psychology behind winning back-to-back titles (58:40), inspiring and empowering her fans (1:00:05), gender equality in sports (1:05:10), being the best version of herself (1:15:13), and the cultural impact of Instagram...

Duration:01:25:18

Episode 2: Kevin Kit Parker, Mad Scientist of Harvard, on being in a firefight, designing the perfect dress, improving sleep, vacation optimization, plus dinner with Kanye & Larry Page.

12/11/2018
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WHOOP Founder & CEO Will Ahmed talks to Harvard Professor and U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Kit Parker about the science of counterinsurgency (5:12), creating irresistible fashion (11:15), art's impact on science (29:14), how your body reacts to being in a firefight (45:48), improving sleep in the military (1:00:06), vacation optimization (1:12:14), privacy and data security (1:30:40), travel tips and life hacks (1:37:27), and the most creative person he's ever met (1:42:50).

Duration:01:50:39

Episode 1: David Stern, NBA Commissioner Emeritus, talks sports, technology, data, gambling, social media, & much more.

12/4/2018
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WHOOP Founder & CEO Will Ahmed talks to David Stern about his career as NBA Commissioner (7:22), the challenges he faced and how he overcame them (11:47), sports and its overlap with politics (24:22), social media (19:49), gambling (29:50), cannabis (45:17), what data and technology will do to extend players' careers (30:42), and how he suspended a player for kneeling during the national anthem 20 years before Colin Kaepernick (15:27).

Duration:00:58:44