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WHOOP Podcast


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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    Cooking for performance: Chef Dan Churchill breaks down everything you need to know about nutrition10/21/2020
  2. 2.
    Former NBA player Chris Herren discusses overcoming drug abuse and using WHOOP to combat addiction.10/14/2020
  3. 3.
    World-class photographer Nigel Barker discusses performing under pressure, moderating your drinking, and the true meaning of beauty10/07/2020
  4. 4.
    Chris Mosier, first trans athlete to make Team USA, discusses finding yourself and his journey to becoming an elite athlete.09/30/2020
  5. 5.
    Jason Hehir, director of The Last Dance, discusses his Emmy Award-winning Michael Jordan documentary09/23/2020
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    CrossFit media personality Rory McKernan talks about the evolution of the sport and what the future holds09/16/2020
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    Dr. Kevin Sprouse, leading sports doctor, shares how WHOOP helps his athletes conquer the Tour de France09/09/2020
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    Professional video game player and champion bodybuilder Jackson "Bajheera" Bliton discusses turning his passions into a successful career09/02/2020
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    Elite CrossFitter Sam Dancer shares the profound impact of WHOOP on his professional and personal life08/26/2020
  2. 10.
    Dr. Bob Arnot returns to share tips and tricks on defying aging 08/19/2020
  3. 11.
    NFL left tackle Kelvin Beachum discusses visualization, overcoming the odds, and finding success in football and in business08/12/2020
  4. 12.
    Jessica and Nelly Korda discuss their pro-athlete family and what it's like being sisters each ranked among the world's best golfers. 08/05/2020
  5. 13.
    The 4th pillar of recovery: WHOOP adds respiratory rate to recovery algorithm07/29/2020
  6. 14.
    Getting Back to Work With WHOOP07/22/2020
  7. 15.
    Crosslifter Obi Vincent discusses mental health, overcoming an eating disorder, and becoming one of the most recognizable fitness figures in the world.07/15/2020
  8. 16.
    What WHOOP can tell you about COVID-1907/08/2020
  9. 17.
    Pro Golfer Nick Watney shares how WHOOP warned him of COVID-1906/27/2020
  10. 18.
    World-renowned sleep expert Dr. Chuck Czeisler discusses groundbreaking sleep research and a new collaboration with WHOOP for the COVID Resilience Project06/24/2020
  11. 19.
    Nate Checketts, Rhone CEO, unveils new WHOOP gear and shares his views on technology06/17/2020
  12. 20.
    PGA Champion Justin Thomas on using disappointment to fuel success and how WHOOP helps him perform06/10/2020
  13. 21.
    Jennifer Jacobs shares tips and tricks for at-home workouts, improving recovery, and getting results06/03/2020
  14. 22.
    Best-selling author Ryan Holiday shares his thoughts on stillness, ego, and defining success05/27/2020
  15. 23.
    The Story of WHOOP and the inspiration behind our mission to unlock human performance05/20/2020
  16. 24.
    PGA Tour winner and NCAA champion Dylan Frittelli discusses how WHOOP has helped him succeed in golf05/13/2020
  17. 25.
    Researchers Use WHOOP to Track COVID-19 Recovery Process05/06/2020
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    WHOOP members fighting COVID-1904/29/2020
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    Comedian Tom Segura discusses finding success making audiences laugh, and improving his well-being with WHOOP.04/22/2020
  20. 28.
    Stanford neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Huberman on dealing with stress and thriving during coronavirus04/14/2020
  21. 29.
    Rory McIlroy, world's top-ranked golfer, shares how WHOOP has improved his career04/08/2020
  22. 30.
    The Importance of Respiratory Rate Tracking During The COVID-19 Pandemic04/01/2020
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    Dr. Nicholas Christakis, Yale coronavirus expert 03/25/2020
  24. 32.
    Trauma surgeon Jamie Coleman on saving lives and how she's using WHOOP to better her own life.03/18/2020
  25. 33.
    Introducing the all-new WHOOP Journal.03/11/2020
  26. 34.
    Women’s Health Editor-in-Chief Liz Plosser discusses trends in women’s fitness, the importance of sleep, and balancing work and family.03/04/2020
  27. 35.
    Study proves WHOOP is “excellent” at sleep tracking.02/26/2020
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    Green Beret Kevin Flike shares his inspirational comeback story after being wounded by war.02/19/2020
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    Elite CrossFit coaches James Hobart and Austin Malleolo discuss the evolution of the sport.02/12/2020
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    Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine on how mindfulness made him an elite warrior.02/05/2020
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    Marc Randolph, Netflix Co-Founder, on the idea that changed entertainment forever.01/29/2020
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    Naps: Kristen Holmes and Emily Capodilupo discuss the physical and mental benefits to napping, the concept of sleep debt and how naps help offset it, plus how to incorporate your activities & day strain into planning the timing and duration of your naps.01/22/2020
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    Rebecca Hammond, Professional Spartan Racer, discusses the sport of obstacle course racing and how WHOOP has helped her become one of the world's best in such a short time. 01/15/2020
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    How Sleep Impacts Performance: Kristen Holmes and Emily Capodilupo discuss the benefits of REM and slow wave sleep, effects of sleep deprivation, how much sleep you need, and the best ways to maximize the efficiency of your time in bed. 01/07/2020
  35. 43.
    Remembering David Stern: With the passing of the NBA Commissioner Emeritus, a cherished WHOOP advisor and investor, we've re-released the very first episode of our podcast, which serves as a fitting retrospective on David's life. 01/02/2020
  36. 44.
    Year on WHOOP: What can you learn from a year of data? Mike Lombardi and Emily Capodilupo discuss what days people are best recovered, when they get the most sleep, behavior trends, training patterns and more. 01/01/2020
  37. 45.
    Pierre-Henri Chuet, fighter pilot turned entrepreneur, discusses the mental state necessary to succeed in combat missions, and how he applies the lessons learned to the business world.12/17/2019
  38. 46.
    Science of Winning, Part 2: Kristen Holmes and Mike Lombardi on building team culture, plus how to promote and enhance key performance traits like grit, character, intrinsic motivation, leadership, and self-concept clarity.12/11/2019
  39. 47.
    Unlocking Human Performance: What is WHOOP, and what can it do for you? CEO Will Ahmed sits down with ATP Science Co-Founders Jeff Doidge and Matt Legge.12/04/2019
  40. 48.
    Holiday Hacks: Kristen Holmes and Emily Capodilupo share their best tips to help you travel better, eat and exercise smarter, and reduce stress during what can be a very strenuous time of year.11/26/2019
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    Dr. Richard Isaacson, Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College, discusses a study that used WHOOP sleep data to search for signs of early Alzheimer's detection, plus background on the disease and how to combat it.11/19/2019
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    Calories: Nutritionist Kassandra Hobart joins Kristen Holmes and Emily Capodilupo to discuss exactly what calories are, how your body uses them, the challenges in tracking them, plus tips for being smarter and healthier with how you consume them. 11/12/2019
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    Panos Papadiamantis, Co-Founder of PNOE, the world’s first portable cardio-metabolic analyzer, on what it does, why it can benefit everyone, and how it'll calibrate with WHOOP. 11/05/2019
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    Steve Weatherford, Super Bowl champion, entrepreneur, business coach and fitness expert shares how he became one of the NFL's strongest players as a punter, plus the philosophies that've helped him find success in life after football.10/30/2019
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    Pro athletes and coaches discuss how alcohol impacts their bodies and their training, as well as the insights they’ve gained from WHOOP data, in a Sober October compilation episode.10/22/2019
  46. 54.
    Ben Greenfield, coach, speaker and NY Times bestselling author shares the tools and techniques he uses to maximize his daily performance, plus what is undervalued in fitness today and the metrics he believes everyone should track to live better.10/15/2019
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    Alcohol: Kristen Holmes and Emily Capodilupo break down everything you need to know about how alcohol impacts your sleep, recovery and performance.10/08/2019
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    Sue Bird, 4-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and 3-Time WNBA Champion, on winning at every level, how a willingness to change has helped her extend her career, and why she'd like to see the women's national team play a game against celebrities. 10/01/2019
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    Dr. Jordan Shallow, performance coach, chiropractor, and competitive powerlifter talks injury prevention, maximizing the value of your training, and breathing as a gateway to the autonomic nervous system. 09/24/2019
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    Recovery: Kristen Holmes and Emily Capodilupo take a deep dive into the WHOOP recovery metric--how it works, what it measures, using it to train smarter & more efficiently, plus tips for better recovery. 09/17/2019
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    Scott McCarron, 11-time PGA Tour Champions winner, on how he's in the best shape of his life and believes he can continue to improve his game at 54 years old.09/11/2019
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    Matt O'Keefe, CrossFit super-agent & President of Loud and Live Sports, along with VP of Strategic Development Dylan Malitsky, discuss the events that will shape the future of the sport, plus what WHOOP does for CrossFit athletes and the sport as a whole.09/04/2019
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    Ginny Thrasher, Gold Medalist in the sport of air rifle, talks about the dedication and mindset necessary to go from beginner to Olympic champion in just 5 years.08/27/2019
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    The Science of Winning: Kristen Holmes and Mike Lombardi discuss how to build and sustain long-term success in sports, with the idea that performance is a choice.08/21/2019
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    Ebenezer Samuel, Fitness Director at Men's Health Magazine, talks learning about training and recovery from pro athletes, keeping up with all the latest workout trends in Manhattan, and putting them to the test through self-experimentation. 08/13/2019
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    Live at the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games: Jared Stevens, the Buttery Bros, Kelsey Kiel & Tola Morakinyo of Invictus Boston, Barbell Shrugged's Anders Varner, Jess Coughlan & Bobby Downton from RAW Strength & Conditioning, Revival Strength owner Marcus Filly08/07/2019
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    Don Saladino, trainer to some of the world's most famous actors, shares what it takes to make them look like superheroes.07/31/2019
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    Ed Baker, former Head of International Growth at Facebook & VP of Product and Growth at Uber talks leaving Silicon Valley behind and becoming a world-class triathlete.07/24/2019
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    John Capodilupo, WHOOP Chief Technology Officer, talks 3.0 tech, the membership experience, and a pair of recent sleep studies validating WHOOP data. 07/17/2019
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    Scott Stallings, 3-Time PGA Tour winner, talks applying fitness to golf and the health and lifestyle changes he's made to transform his mind and body.07/09/2019
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    Heart Rate Variability (HRV): Kristen Holmes and Emily Capodilupo explain what HRV is, what affects it, how to improve it, and what it means for recovery and human performance.06/25/2019
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    Brian Mazza, creator of The Ainsworth & founder of High Performance Lifestyle Training, on the similarities between hospitality and fitness and applying the lessons he's learned from each.06/19/2019
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    Dr. Bob Arnot, author, award-winning TV journalist & champion stand-up paddleboarder shares his secrets for competing with world-class athletes one-third his age.06/12/2019
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    Understanding Strain: Kristen Holmes and Emily Capodilupo break down how the WHOOP strain metric works, and how it can improve your training.06/04/2019
  65. 73.
    NOBULL Co-Founders Michael Schaeffer and Marcus Wilson talk building the brand, trends in footwear technology, and optimizing performance in their daily lives as entrepreneurs & executives.05/29/2019
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    Introducing WHOOP Strap 3.0 featuring WHOOP Live05/22/2019
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    Jeremy Powers, 4-Time Cyclocross National Champion, talks retirement, gratitude, coming back from injuries, and how he made the most of his career despite never being the most talented rider.05/15/2019
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    Neen Williams, Professional Street Skater, on being a high-performance athlete and extending his career as long as possible.05/08/2019
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    Work Hard, Rest Hard: Kristen Holmes chats with Nuun Hydration’s CEO Kevin Rutherford & Director of Product Development Vishal Patel about the intersection of endurance sport, sleep and recovery.05/01/2019
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    Marcus Filly, Revival Strength Owner & 6-Time CrossFit Games Competitor, on helping his clients make smart health and fitness decisions, plus optimizing his own performance as an athlete, coach, business owner and father.04/24/2019
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    Kate Courtney, Mountain Bike World Champion, shares everything she’s done to reach the pinnacle of her sport.04/17/2019
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    WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins, Cesaro, and Coach Josh Gallegos on competing for the best WHOOP data, how it helps them adapt their training, and what really happens when they get in the ring.04/09/2019
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    The Circadian Rhythm Sleep Hack: Kristen Holmes and Emily Capodilupo discuss the benefits of Sleep Consistency.04/03/2019
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    Mike Mancias, trainer to LeBron James, discusses the role recovery plays in keeping his athlete on the court, and why he's been "all-in" on WHOOP since the beginning.03/27/2019
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    Brandon McDaniel, a Director of Athletic Development & Performance Science in Major League Baseball, talks training methodology, gameday preparation, and how his organization uses WHOOP data. 03/19/2019
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    The Sleep Episode: WHOOP Director of Analytics Emily Capodilupo answers everything you want to know about sleep. 03/13/2019
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    Kirsty Godso, Master Trainer & Energy Dealer on taking the work she does in the gym and amplifying it outwards into the lives of herself and her clients.03/05/2019
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    Andy Puddicombe, Buddhist Monk and Headspace Co-Founder on his amazing life journey and giving people the tools to improve health and happiness through meditation. 02/26/2019
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    Joe Holder, Master Trainer and Health & Wellness Consultant talks about the similarities between training supermodels and pro athletes, as well as everything he does to stay "in the green." 02/19/2019
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    Jason Khalipa, former CrossFit Games World Champion and current author, coach and gym owner shares the training philosophies that have helped him succeed throughout his career. 02/12/2019
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    Angela Ruggiero, 4-Time Olympian, Hockey Hall-of-Famer & Sports Innovation Lab Co-Founder on training and recovery during her time as a pro, plus the various ways technology is reshaping sports.02/05/2019
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    Marc Gasol, 3-Time NBA All-Star, talks improving his diet, sleep and recovery, avoiding unnecessary strain, and everything else he does to continue playing at an elite level.01/30/2019
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    Robert Moeller, Veteran Navy SEAL, talks about the training and preparation necessary to compete in an event that pushed the boundaries of human performance. 01/22/2019
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    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. 01/16/2019
  85. 93.
    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.01/09/2019
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    Strauss Zelnick, media mogul and author of "Becoming Ageless" shares the secrets to how he continues to get fitter as he gets older.01/02/2019
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    Katrin Davidsdottir, 2-Time Fittest Woman on Earth, talks training, recovery, sleep, nutrition, & all the little things she does to stay on top.12/19/2018
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    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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    David Stern, NBA Commissioner Emeritus, talks sports, technology, data, gambling, social media, & much more. 12/04/2018

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