Best Wearable for Tracking Recovery w/ WHOOP Elite Performance Manager Mike Lombardi, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson — Barbell Shrugged #418


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WHOOP is the performance tool that is changing the way people track their fitness and optimize their training. WHOOP provides a wrist worn heart rate monitor that pairs to their app that provides analytics and insights on recovery, strain, and sleep. Know when your body is recovered or when it needs rest by getting to know your nervous system through heart rate variability and quality of sleep.

Automatically track workouts and get strain scores that let you know how strenuous training was on your body and see even more data like average heart rate, max heart rate, and calories burned. Get optimal sleep times based on how strenuous your day was and track sleep performance with insight into your sleep cycles and stages of sleep, sleep quality, and sleep consistency. WHOOP monitors heart rate 100 per second 24/7 to give you full insight into your day so you can optimize the way you train. WHOOP has provided an offer for listeners to get 15% off their purchase with the code “shrugged.” Just go to WHOOP and use the code “shrugged” at checkout to save $30 on your monthly membership and optimize the way you train.

In this episode of Barbell Shrugged, Anders and Doug take a deeper look into the brand new features of the Whoop 3.0, HRV, Recovery, and Maximizing Performance though wearables.

Minute Breakdown:

1-10 What is Daily Strain?

11-20 New Features of the WHOOP 3.0

21-30 How often should you redline?

31-40 What is the hardest exercise you can do?

41-50 Testing recovery through sleep and quantifying data.

51-60 Breath work to increase speed of recovery.

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Doug Larson on Instagram


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