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WHOOP Podcast

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Rank #8 in Fitness category

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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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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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The science and discussions are amazing. PJ Doc

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BEST PODCAST I HAVE EVER LISTENED TO KRISTEN IS THR BEST !!!!!!!

iTunes Ratings

289 Ratings
Average Ratings
244
28
3
6
8

Whoop

By Steve R., PJ Doc - Oct 11 2019
Read more
The science and discussions are amazing. PJ Doc

Whoop

By lil don 12345 - Aug 30 2019
Read more
BEST PODCAST I HAVE EVER LISTENED TO KRISTEN IS THR BEST !!!!!!!
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WHOOP Podcast

Latest release on Jun 27, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: 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.

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What is HRV? WHOOP VP of Performance Kristen Holmes and Director of Analytics Emily Capodilupo discuss everything there is to know about heart rate variability, including what it is (3:39), why it's such a valuable metric (7:06), how it's an indicator of fitness (10:11), what things affect it (12:59), why WHOOP tracks it during sleep (17:27), the role it plays in recovery (23:04), how it fluctuates regularly (26:42), why it's hard to say what a "normal" HRV is (30:07), the reason it's most beneficial to follow trends over time (32:11), and lifestyle choices to improve HRV (33:00) like better hydration (36:42), nutrition (39:19) and sleep (42:30).

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Jun 25 2019

47mins

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Rank #2: Katrin Davidsdottir, 2-Time Fittest Woman on Earth, talks training, recovery, sleep, nutrition, & all the little things she does to stay on top.

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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 (1:20:39). 

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Dec 19 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #3: Rory McIlroy, world's top-ranked golfer, shares how WHOOP has improved his career

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In what would have been Masters week, we are excited to share our sit down with the world’s top golfer, Rory McIlroy. He joins Will Ahmed for a wide-ranging conversation about his career, what drives him, and how he believes WHOOP has improved his performance both on and off the course. Rory and Will discuss how it was Rory's lifelong dream to become a professional golfer (4:43), how he idolized Tiger Woods growing up (6:53), how his parents supported him unconditionally (8:55), golfing from sunrise to sunset (12:45), why his 2011 collapse at The Masters made him a better golfer (15:38), winning his first major just two months later (24:00), searching for an edge and discovering WHOOP (30:32), how WHOOP has altered his training methods (34:06), why a green recovery often means success on the course (37:20), his win at the 2019 FedEx Cup (38:13), how he views alcohol consumption differently because of WHOOP (45:17), how he mentally prepares for tournaments (53:08), why he admires Justin Thomas (1:00:54), why he's inspired by Tom Brady (1:02:17), and how WHOOP is improving his career and helping him lead a healthier life (1:04:34).



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Apr 08 2020

1hr 8mins

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Rank #4: The Sleep Episode: WHOOP Director of Analytics Emily Capodilupo answers everything you want to know about sleep.

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Sleep expert and WHOOP Director of Analytics Emily Capodilupo talks about her background and why she joined WHOOP (3:46), habits of our top 100 sleepers (15:30), bedtime routines (20:01), new WHOOP sleep features including Sleep Consistency (20:48), Sleep Efficiency and Respiratory Rate (24:18), how long one bad night of sleep affects you (36:30), improving REM & slow-wave sleep and what that means (43:29), tips for staying asleep (44:54), exercise's effect on sleep (52:58), tracking HRV during sleep (1:00:03), the reason why we try to sleep 8 straight hours (1:08:45), the dangers of Ambien (1:15:25), what sleep data looks like when you're drunk (1:21:53), and the numbers behind how much better people sleep after they start using WHOOP (1:28:55).

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Mar 13 2019

1hr 33mins

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Rank #5: 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.

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Why is sleep important for everything you do? Kristen Holmes and Emily Capodilupo talk about sleep architecture and the 4 stages of sleep (2:30), what happens when your sleep is cut short (4:51), the benefits of slow wave and REM sleep (7:42), mood regulation (15:09), not knowing you're sleep deprived (17:16), a needed culture shift with how we view lack of sleep (22:15), how much sleep we actually should get (25:06), time asleep vs time in bed (26:14), experimenting to determine your sleep need (33:19), sleep regularity (37:24), why your body performs better when it can anticipate sleep (41:33), and tips to fall asleep when your body wants to (44:51).

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Jan 07 2020

50mins

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Rank #6: 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.

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Nutritionist Kassandra Hobart chats with WHOOP VP of Performance Kristen Holmes and Director of Analytics Emily Capodilupo about the science of calorie tracking, including what calories really are (4:01), basal metabolic rate and the ways your body burns calories (4:26), a recent update to improve how WHOOP tracks caloric burn (9:04), food label inaccuracies and other things that make calorie counting difficult (11:09), if weighing food helps (14:50), why eating slowly and in a restful state is so important (18:16), general guidelines for where your calories should come from (22:56) and why this varies depending on your goals (25:06), why food timing matters (29:12), how calories affect your sleep (32:18), and the biggest misconceptions people have about calories (38:55).

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Nov 12 2019

44mins

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Rank #7: 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.

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VP of Performance Kristen Holmes and Director of Analytics Emily Capodilupo explain everything there is to know about WHOOP recovery, including how it's calculated (5:39), why heart rate variability is so important (6:25), an MLB study validating it (12:26), the impact of strain, rest and sleep (14:59), active recovery (18:18), why it may not match how you feel (22:01), how stress affects it (26:07), using it to optimize training (28:38), the value of auto-regulation (31:27), working out when you're in the red (32:09), self experimentation and factors that affect it (33:01), what to do to improve it (37:26), and why it's actually better if you're not always in the green (47:25). 

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Sep 17 2019

51mins

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Rank #8: Understanding Strain: Kristen Holmes and Emily Capodilupo break down how the WHOOP strain metric works, and how it can improve your training.

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How to optimize your training by understanding strain: WHOOP VP of Performance Kristen Holmes and Director of Analytics Emily Capodilupo break down everything there is to know about the WHOOP strain metric, including where it came from (3:27), what it measures exactly (4:39), how it's individualized (5:05), why WHOOP doesn't count steps (6:32), what causes strain besides exercise (7:49), day strain vs workout strain (9:03), minimizing unnecessary strain (12:15), how it's logarithmic and not linear (13:25), balancing strain and recovery (16:25), and two new features available with the WHOOP Strap 3.0, the Strain Coach (21:59) and WHOOP Snap+ (26:12).

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Jun 04 2019

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Rank #9: 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.

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Kirsty Godso, Master Trainer and fitness model discusses why she calls herself an energy dealer (2:58), her nutrition (8:12) and workouts (12:30), the strain of teaching vs working out (13:28), heart rate recovery as a training tool (17:57), the concept of strategic laziness (30:56), hangovers compared to sleep deprivation (32:52), the rare times she's "in the red" (34:39), how she defines success with a client (41:32), WHOOP as a support system (51:01), why working with your body is a partnership and not a dictatorship (57:25), finding an upside to a serious injury (1:04:13), and the 7 different books she's reading right now (1:09:58).

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Mar 05 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #10: 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.

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ATP Science Co-Founders Jeff Doidge and Matt Legge chat with WHOOP CEO Will Ahmed about unlocking human performance, including the company's mission (3:35), preventing overtraining (4:50), the metrics WHOOP tracks (5:36), measuring recovery (7:16), quantifying strain (8:45), getting WHOOP on the world's best athletes (9:45), improving sleep efficiency and consistency (15:49), the effects of mental fatigue (23:16), why heart rate variability is so important (27:03), what many people don't realize about the impact of alcohol (29:41), other learnings from the data (34:53), and ongoing studies and research using WHOOP (40:55). 

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Dec 04 2019

45mins

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Rank #11: Stanford neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Huberman on dealing with stress and thriving during coronavirus

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Many people are reporting high levels of stress and anxiety as we continue to navigate through these trying times. Stanford neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Huberman explains how the brain responds to stress and uncertainty and how we can counteract that and thrive in the face of adversity. He details how the brain functions (5:39), why neuroplasticity sets us apart (9:35), the fundamentals of dopamine and motivation (12:43), how our brains derive meaning (16:25), the chemical effect being with loved ones has on your brain (23:00), how gratitude can change the brain (27:17), stress and coronavirus (29:23), the nervous system's role in immunity (33:31), a breathing technique that creates calm (38:08), increased anxiety surrounding sleep (41:22), how we can embrace uncertainty and be optimistic about the future (44:06), and how the next generation may be prepared for success after this pandemic (50:05). Plus, Will answers your questions in this week's mailbag (54:09).


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Apr 14 2020

56mins

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Rank #12: 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."

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Joe Holder, Health & Wellness Consultant and trainer to some of the most beautiful women in the world discusses how a football injury in college put him on his career path (8:01), the power of mindfulness (12:23), training supermodels vs. NFL players (23:43), what he looks for in the first session with a new client (27:57), why men should train more like women and women should train more like men (29:57), the importance of the other 22 hours in the day (32:09), what it means to be part of the "plant based gang" (33:46), supplements he takes (40:04), his amazing WHOOP data and what he's learned from it (41:38), as well as how WHOOP helps him better understand his clients (46:44), and the advice he'd give to someone looking to pick a trainer (47:43).

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Feb 19 2019

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Rank #13: Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine on how mindfulness made him an elite warrior.

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Mark Divine was one of America's top warriors, but his path and approach to becoming a Navy SEAL Commander was anything but ordinary. Mark joins Will Ahmed to discuss how he went from being a CPA to a SEAL (4:55), how mindfulness, meditation and zen led him to become a warrior (7:51), the importance of listening to your heart and gut (12:31), similarities between meditation and exercise (19:26), why leaders should meditate (25:12), how he uses WHOOP and how it changed his outlook on wearables (30:41), what SEAL training is like and how his mindfulness toolkit helped him become the No. 1 graduate in his class (36:29), how 185 guys got weeded down to 18 (42:07), his views on training soldiers of the future (46:06), what a "true warrior" is made of (47:10), and his approach to business and how leaders should carry themselves (51:04).

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Feb 05 2020

1hr 5mins

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Rank #14: Alcohol: Kristen Holmes and Emily Capodilupo break down everything you need to know about how alcohol impacts your sleep, recovery and performance.

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For Sober October, VP of Performance Kristen Holmes and Director of Analytics Emily Capodilupo take a deep dive into how alcohol affects your body, including the myth that it helps you sleep (4:58), its impact on your sleep cycles (4:58), why it'll prevent you from seeing the benefits of a workout (8:24), what you'll notice in your WHOOP metrics after drinking (9:54), the story of a team that went sober and won a national championship (11:16), empowering collegiate athletes with data (12:47), a study that indicates hangovers may last 4-5 days (13:47), healthy behaviors than can help offset the effects of alcohol (18:07), increased risk of injury (19:28), behavioral change in military special ops (20:05),  whether tiny amounts can sometimes be good for you, especially with food (25:03), and why you should self-experiment with your WHOOP data (27:28).

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Oct 08 2019

31mins

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Rank #15: 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.

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Biohacker Ben Greenfield discusses his background and how he got to where he is today (4:39), how his routine differs at home vs on the road (9:02), 15-minute morning recovery sessions (12:17), coffee enemas (16:43), his daily workouts (18:11), minimal effective training doses (20:30), the gym as a form of meditation (22:47), benefits of nasal breathing (23:47), why his kids are "unschooled" (27:48), what goes into his superfood smoothies (32:45), hunting with a bow and arrow (30:50), his many hacks for better sleep, including 4-7-8 breathing (41:07), tests we should all take to live longer and healthier lives (50:12).

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Oct 15 2019

55mins

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Rank #16: 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.

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In a special Sober October compilation episode:

  • NBA champ Marc Gasol says WHOOP helps him understand alcohol's effect on sleep (3:19)
  • Gold medalist Ginny Thrasher details how even small amounts impact her data (6:15)
  • Pro street skater Neen Williams credits getting sober for extending his career (7:33)
  • Nike master trainer Kirsty Godso believes sleep deprivation is worse than a hangover (15:50)
  • Pro golfer Scott Stallings notes that your body metabolizes some types of alcohol better than others (18:26)
  • Superhero trainer Don Saladino says the calories from drinking are not what we should worry about (20:50)
  • Basketball legend Sue Bird explains how WHOOP makes her more thoughtful about when she drinks (22:52)
  • Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe shares his motivation for giving up alcohol and becoming a Buddhist monk (24:45)
  •  PGA Tour Champions leader Scott McCarron talks about why he doesn’t like to drink when he travels (26:58)
  • The Ainsworth creator and HPLT founder Brian Mazza discusses his poor training behavior as a student athlete (28:27)

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Oct 22 2019

32mins

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Rank #17: Don Saladino, trainer to some of the world's most famous actors, shares what it takes to make them look like superheroes.

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Superhero training Don Saladino talks how he got into fitness (4:12), his first celebrity client (6:03), what a typical 1-hour session involves (8:56), eating to put on muscle (15:54), breathing, visualization & daily gratitude (23:23), why you shouldn't train like Rocky (39:09), under-resting (40:31), how exercising 15 minutes a day can be enough (41:58), getting on WHOOP and using it with his clients (42:34), maximizing sleep quality (45:13), how mood can affect physical appearance (57:02), whether or not actors use steroids (58:14), eliminating negative stressors (1:00:03), and the ultimate goal we should all have when working out (1:07:39).    

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Jul 31 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #18: 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.

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Headspace Co-Founder Andy Puddicombe talks about getting into meditation at an early age (4:30), quitting school and traveling to the Himalayas (6:35), the effects meditating 14 hours a day had on his body (13:02), amazing lessons from his teachers (18:22), what it took to officially become a monk (31:49), his degree in Circus Arts (40:27), re-acclimating to the modern world (42:46), creating Headspace (46:39) and meeting his Co-Founder Rich Pierson (50:13) why he's a "massive fan" of WHOOP (56:33) and what he's learned from using it (1:00:08), how he incorporates meditation into his family life today (1:01:25), and what we can expect from Headspace in the future (1:24:17).

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Feb 26 2019

1hr 29mins

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Rank #19: 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.

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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 (56:35) and sleeping consistently (1:04:10), functional overreaching as a training method (1:11:30), mindful breathing (1:17:00), nutrition (1:23:15), recovery methods her athletes like and don't like (1:30:56), and the single most important thing we can all do to be healthier (1:43:39).

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Jan 09 2019

1hr 46mins

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Rank #20: 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.

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Revival Strength owner and 6-time CrossFit Games competitor Marcus Filly discusses his first exposure to CrossFit and rapid rise to the top of the sport (9:40), why he became a coach (12:07) and what his practice entails (15:57), functional bodybuilding (19:19), cold showers (24:11), his current performance goals (32:09) and how they relate to his WHOOP metrics (34:42), advice for picking the right trainer (41:41), individual coaching vs personal training (43:05), community and coach-client relationship (50:18), social media and building a voice (53:41), using WHOOP with his clients (1:07:57), maximizing his sleep efficiency (1:09:40), and self experimentation results seen in his WHOOP data (1:22:14).

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Apr 24 2019

1hr 28mins

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Pro Golfer Nick Watney shares how WHOOP warned him of COVID-19

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Pro golfer Nick Watney, the first player on the PGA Tour to be diagnosed with COVID-19, details how his WHOOP data led him to getting tested for the virus. Watney shares how he became alarmed by a sudden rise in his respiratory rate and how he experienced no other symptoms that would have alerted him to the presence of the virus. Nick discusses his current health (3:28), his significant respiratory rate spike (6:05), why he was immediately concerned (7:21), testing positive (9:59), his quick action to protect those around him (11:00), the impact of WHOOP (12:15), the PGA's procurement of 1,000 WHOOP straps for players, caddies, and tournament staff (13:30), sharing his story to help others (15:52), what he has learned from WHOOP (21:31), and a detailed rundown of the hours and days leading up to his positive test (22:25).

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Jun 27 2020

26mins

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World-renowned sleep expert Dr. Chuck Czeisler discusses groundbreaking sleep research and a new collaboration with WHOOP for the COVID Resilience Project

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World-renowned sleep expert Dr. Chuck Czeisler joins Will Ahmed and Emily Capodilupo to discuss everything you need to know about sleep, and to announce the launch of the COVID Resilience Project. WHOOP is collaborating with Dr. Czeisler’s team, along with researchers from Harvard’s Brigham Health, Harvard Medical School, the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health at Monash University, the Institute for Breathing and Sleep at Austin Health, and ARCHANGELS, to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic and its mitigation have impacted our members’ physical and mental health using a comprehensive survey. Dr. Czeisler details the connection between stress and sleep (7:07), how insufficient sleep significantly lowers testosterone levels (9:01), the dangers of not getting enough sleep (11:43), the most exciting research in sleep today (14:26), his Harvard course on creating time for sleep (17:50), why we need to sleep (21:50), the COVID Resilience Project (24:52), why researchers need your help (27:32), how you can help (29:44), the role of WHOOP in the study (36:13), and how this study will affect public policy (36:47).


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Jun 24 2020

39mins

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Nate Checketts, Rhone CEO, unveils new WHOOP gear and shares his views on technology

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WHOOP and high-performance apparel brand Rhone have teamed up for an all-new drop of WHOOP clothing. Rhone CEO and Co-Founder Nate Checketts joins the WHOOP Podcast to discuss the partnership, his views on the role of technology in our world, and how he uses WHOOP to optimize his own life. Nate talks about why he was always cut out to be an entrepreneur (1:56), leaving his job at the NFL to start his own business (4:03), why he loves his WHOOP (7:30), his relationship with former NBA Commissioner David Stern (8:06), how WHOOP is a part of his toolkit to manage diabetes (10:43), his philosophy on business (12:35), pioneering technology advancements in fabric (13:13), the new WHOOP/Rhone clothing (16:21), what he's learned about late meals from his WHOOP data (27:30), why he's cherishing more time at home during COVID-19 (30:52), and his advice for potential entrepreneurs (34:34).

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Jun 17 2020

37mins

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PGA Champion Justin Thomas on using disappointment to fuel success and how WHOOP helps him perform

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World No. 4 golfer Justin Thomas joins the WHOOP Podcast to talk about the highs and lows of his career, and how WHOOP helps him train, sleep and perform better. Justin discusses his upbringing and how his dad and grandfather inspired him to be a golfer (3:09), his friendly rivalry with Jordan Spieth and battling it out for the 2012 NCAA National Championship (10:50), seeking advice from Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Brady (14:42), taking lessons from disappointment (18:15), his friendship with Tiger and teaming up with him at the Presidents Cup (20:42), what qualifying for the PGA Tour was like (27:22), his disappointing finish at the 2017 U.S. Open and how that helped him win his first major two months later (31:47), discovering WHOOP through Rory McIlroy (37:48), what he's learned from WHOOP (40:22), his "world-class" sleep data (42:14), how he analyzes sleep and recovery (50:13), measuring WHOOP data on the course (58:47), dealing with nerves in big moments (1:00:54), what he thinks is good for golf and bad for golf (1:04:18), plus which big-name golfers he's on a WHOOP team with (1:14:15).

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Jun 10 2020

1hr 20mins

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Jennifer Jacobs shares tips and tricks for at-home workouts, improving recovery, and getting results

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Jennifer Jacobs is one of the world's most recognizable personal trainers. She is the founder of J Method Fitness, spent 3 years as an instructor for Peloton, and has been training people virtually for more than a decade. She discusses how she got into the digital space (2:09), the keys to leading a successful workout (5:06), her training philosophy (6:37), why home is the optimal place to workout (11:22), how boxing is a great workout (14:26), her approach to nutrition (16:54), why she's against counting macronutrients (19:51), the buy-in needed to reach your fitness goals (21:50), how COVID-19 has changed her motherhood experience and how she gets her kids to get moving indoors (27:33), the importance of mental health (29:26), and her recovery tips and tricks (31:50). 

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Jun 03 2020

38mins

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Best-selling author Ryan Holiday shares his thoughts on stillness, ego, and defining success

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Ryan Holiday is one of the most popular writers in the world and has authored bestsellers such as The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy, and Stillness Is the Key. His books have become wildly successful among high-performing people and teams, including Rory McIlroy and the New England Patriots. Ryan discusses finding his calling as an author (3:15), dropping out of college to pursue writing (4:22), writing his first book (9:33), managing ego (12:34), the difference between confidence and arrogance (13:33), The Last Dance (15:00), defining stillness (21:35), trusting WHOOP to tell him to rest (26:23), practicing patience (30:03), weighing different points of view (37:18), using autonomy to measure success (41:48), his goals (43:39), why greatness shouldn’t be determined by external factors (46:38), and how WHOOP helps him optimize his life (48:32). Plus, Will answers your questions in this week's mailbag (50:40). 


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May 27 2020

54mins

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The Story of WHOOP and the inspiration behind our mission to unlock human performance

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The tables have been turned for this week’s podcast. Will Ahmed changes roles from host to guest as we share his discussion with NOBULL founders Michael Schaeffer and Marcus Wilson on their podcast, Behind the Horns. Will dives deep on the founding of WHOOP and our mission to unlock human performance. He shares what WHOOP is all about (2:13), why Lebron James and Michael Phelps were among the first WHOOP users (3:09), the inspiration for creating WHOOP (4:08), trying to unlock the secrets of the human body (5:05), how WHOOP tracks strain and recovery (11:04), understanding HRV and why it plays a huge role in recovery (12:07), how WHOOP measures sleep (15:16), the importance of slow-wave and REM sleep (16:11), how WHOOP can indicate you might be getting sick (19:28), the guiding philosophy in designing WHOOP (24:17), why high-performing people focus on sleep and recovery (28:20), how WHOOP helps parents (33:02), and ways to better optimize your travel (39:51). Plus, Will answers your questions in this week's listener mailbag (44:16),

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May 20 2020

46mins

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PGA Tour winner and NCAA champion Dylan Frittelli discusses how WHOOP has helped him succeed in golf

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Dylan Frittelli is one of the top golfers in the world and is coming off a strong rookie season on the PGA Tour in 2019. He joins Will Ahmed to share his story, what drives him, and how he uses WHOOP as part of his scientific and methodical approach to training. Dylan discusses being a 6-sport star in South Africa and his lifelong dream to play sports professionally (3:17), coming to America and being a 3-time Academic All-American at Texas (8:19), teaming up with Jordan Spieth in college and winning a national championship (9:00), how he knew Spieth was destined for success (11:12), how there's little to separate the best golfers in the world (12:04), watching Tiger Woods growing up and now competing against him (14:00), developing mental skills to succeed on the course (18:38), how golf is a humbling game (24:17), tips he's learned to optimize traveling (26:37), what his workouts look like (31:14), winning his first PGA Tour event (32:14), why he doesn't look at the leaderboard (33:44), how WHOOP has helped him improve his life and career (36:10), prioritizing short-term goals over long-term goals (44:15), and why he went 5 weeks without picking up a club when the PGA shut down (49:15). Plus, Will answers your questions in this week's mailbag (52:17). 

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May 13 2020

55mins

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Researchers Use WHOOP to Track COVID-19 Recovery Process

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WHOOP data continues to be used by doctors and researchers as they try and learn more about coronavirus. The Duke University COVID-19 Research Taskforce is putting WHOOP straps on coronavirus patients to track how they are recovering from the disease, both in the hospital and after they are discharged.  Lead Clinical Medical Physiologist Dr. Jeroen Molinger discusses his coronavirus research (3:27), the ICU experience (5:10), creating survivors and not victims (8:14), buying time with ventilators (8:56), what researchers are hoping to learn about BMI’s role in coronavirus outcomes (9:19), why heart rate variability could be a good predictor of post-COVID immune response (10:42), study goals (14:53), why we still don’t know enough about asymptomatic cases (19:57), the importance of tracking HRV (23:10), COVID’s effect on sleep (24:29), and what he’s learned from his WHOOP data while working during the pandemic (25:51).

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May 06 2020

28mins

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WHOOP members fighting COVID-19

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This week, we’re highlighting how WHOOP members are fighting the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve put together a compilation of interviews with people from across the country who’ve either been inflicted with COVID-19, or are working on the front lines to keep everyone safe. 

Navy SEAL and combat medic Steve Viola discusses working at a field hospital in New York City (3:40), why this pandemic reminds him of his time at war (4:08), how workers converted a 92,000 square-foot facility into a hospital in less than a week (6:57), and how WHOOP is helping medical personnel stay safe while treating patients (9:48). 

Grocery store worker and dietitian Scott Brown has seen a major shift in his data working on the front lines. He has reported a significant spike in day strain (15:55), calories (18:42), and his recovery (19:34). 

Brian Eisenberg was the first known WHOOP member with coronavirus. He discusses his illness (23:03), how his recovery and HRV plummeted (25:47), and his spike in respiratory rate before symptoms materialized (28:50). 

David Frankel came down with COVID-19 in early-March. He shares how widespread his exposure was (31:27), what his crash looked like on WHOOP (36:21), and how the first day of symptoms marked his worst WHOOP data ever (37:36). 

New York City law student Peter Machtiger lost his sense of smell and taste due to coronavirus (42:32). He also reported a significant jump in resting heart rate (43:33) and respiratory rate (44:00).

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Apr 29 2020

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Comedian Tom Segura discusses finding success making audiences laugh, and improving his well-being with WHOOP.

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Tom Segura is one of the biggest acts in comedy right now and recently released his latest Netflix special, Ball Hog. He joins the WHOOP Podcast to talk about his career and how to best optimize his WHOOP data. Tom discusses why he wanted to be a comic and how he broke into the business (2:25), discovering stand-up (6:25), what it was like the first time he took the stage (10:21), the rush of performing (13:33), how he develops new material (16:35), why this age of political correctness gives him an advantage (19:48), finding WHOOP and participating in the Sober October campaign (21:38), how WHOOP has helped him sleep better (23:15), discovering he has an Olympian-like resting heart rate (25:19), breaking down heart rate variability (26:33), using the WHOOP Journal to track THC and other supplements and behaviors (31:29), working on material while high (35:28), performing in English and Spanish (38:10), and tips for aspiring comics (39:10). Plus, Will Ahmed answers your questions in this week's mailbag (44:20).

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Apr 22 2020

47mins

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Stanford neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Huberman on dealing with stress and thriving during coronavirus

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Many people are reporting high levels of stress and anxiety as we continue to navigate through these trying times. Stanford neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Huberman explains how the brain responds to stress and uncertainty and how we can counteract that and thrive in the face of adversity. He details how the brain functions (5:39), why neuroplasticity sets us apart (9:35), the fundamentals of dopamine and motivation (12:43), how our brains derive meaning (16:25), the chemical effect being with loved ones has on your brain (23:00), how gratitude can change the brain (27:17), stress and coronavirus (29:23), the nervous system's role in immunity (33:31), a breathing technique that creates calm (38:08), increased anxiety surrounding sleep (41:22), how we can embrace uncertainty and be optimistic about the future (44:06), and how the next generation may be prepared for success after this pandemic (50:05). Plus, Will answers your questions in this week's mailbag (54:09).


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Apr 14 2020

56mins

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Rory McIlroy, world's top-ranked golfer, shares how WHOOP has improved his career

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In what would have been Masters week, we are excited to share our sit down with the world’s top golfer, Rory McIlroy. He joins Will Ahmed for a wide-ranging conversation about his career, what drives him, and how he believes WHOOP has improved his performance both on and off the course. Rory and Will discuss how it was Rory's lifelong dream to become a professional golfer (4:43), how he idolized Tiger Woods growing up (6:53), how his parents supported him unconditionally (8:55), golfing from sunrise to sunset (12:45), why his 2011 collapse at The Masters made him a better golfer (15:38), winning his first major just two months later (24:00), searching for an edge and discovering WHOOP (30:32), how WHOOP has altered his training methods (34:06), why a green recovery often means success on the course (37:20), his win at the 2019 FedEx Cup (38:13), how he views alcohol consumption differently because of WHOOP (45:17), how he mentally prepares for tournaments (53:08), why he admires Justin Thomas (1:00:54), why he's inspired by Tom Brady (1:02:17), and how WHOOP is improving his career and helping him lead a healthier life (1:04:34).



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Apr 08 2020

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The Importance of Respiratory Rate Tracking During The COVID-19 Pandemic

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At WHOOP, we have been gathering information on coronavirus and we have already uncovered fascinating insights into this terrible disease. WHOOP is investigating a potential connection between changes in respiratory rate and COVID-19 symptoms and is partnering with the Cleveland Clinic and Central Queensland University to study this possible link. Emily Capodilupo joins Will Ahmed to discuss why WHOOP is tracking coronavirus (1:16), the details of our research efforts (2:32), what we have learned so far (4:32), the importance of detecting who is sick (8:12), how data can help (12:21), what we know about respiratory rate and how consistent it is (13:17), why accurate information is tricky to obtain during this time (16:25), understanding exercise intolerance (21:02), and how you can track your respiratory rate using WHOOP (23:33). Plus, Will answers your questions in this week's mailbag (26:00).


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Apr 01 2020

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Dr. Nicholas Christakis, Yale coronavirus expert

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Dr. Nicholas Christakis of Yale University has emerged as one of the nation's leading experts on coronavirus. He joins Will Ahmed to discuss how the virus started, why it's spreading so quickly, and what we can do to limit the number of cases moving forward. Nicholas and Will discuss how China used a "social nuclear weapon" to address the outbreak (6:38), what experts believe may have started the pandemic (11:33), how many cases one case can reproduce (12:18), mortality rates compared to other diseases (14:47), how Korea was successful in combating COVID-19 (18:33), what led to Italy's collapse (19:49), the risk healthcare workers are facing (23:05), the best and worst-case scenarios for the United States (25:08), the importance of testing and the next steps the US should take (32:33), if we will experience a second wave of coronavirus (37:30), how technology can help us fight the disease (40:17), why young people aren't out of the woods (49:30), and the importance of trusting experts (55:14).

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Mar 25 2020

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Trauma surgeon Jamie Coleman on saving lives and how she's using WHOOP to better her own life.

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Here at WHOOP, we are inspired by the work of doctors, nurses, and medical professionals, especially during these trying times. Dr. Jamie Coleman joins Will Ahmed to discuss her experiences as a trauma surgeon, plus how she uses WHOOP herself, and to help her colleagues lead better lives. Jamie shares why she became a surgeon (3:30), what it's like working in a male-dominated field (4:16), how a matter of minutes or even seconds can be the difference between life and death (9:48), staying calm under pressure (12:10), how emotion in the trauma bay can prove dangerous (18:40), coping with death (22:34), being unable to save a patient (28:41), the struggles trauma surgeons face (32:42), how her colleagues can optimize their lives with WHOOP (40:10), what she has learned from WHOOP (51:41), how to deal with red recoveries (54:19), and what she hopes to accomplish as she uses WHOOP to study surgeons (1:04:16). Also, Will answers some of your most frequently asked questions (1:06:42). 

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Mar 18 2020

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Introducing the all-new WHOOP Journal.

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Kristen Holmes and Emily Capodilupo are back to talk about the all-new WHOOP Journal, which allows members to log and track more than 40 different behaviors on a daily basis. Kristen and Emily go in-depth on how drinking can alter your sleep (5:28), how we metabolize caffeine and what we can learn from tracking when we consume it (8:58), how marijuana and CBD impact sleep (10:27), the effect of sex on performance (15:59), measuring anxiety and stress (20:15), preparing for travel (29:03), how people respond to sleeping in unfamiliar beds and sharing a bed with a partner (31:26), how women can track menstruation and pregnancy through the new Journal (33:13), what we can learn about different diets (38:26), and how to evaluate various medications with WHOOP (40:20).

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Mar 11 2020

45mins

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Women’s Health Editor-in-Chief Liz Plosser discusses trends in women’s fitness, the importance of sleep, and balancing work and family.

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This month, WHOOP is honoring the extraordinary achievements of women across all backgrounds, lifestyles, sports, and professions. Liz Plosser, the Editor-in-Chief of Women’s Health, joins Will Ahmed to talk about her goal to help women lead better lives and how she balances her busy career with raising three young children. Liz addresses her mission at Women's Health (2:13), expanding coverage of mental health issues (3:57), her own fitness goals (9:21), why women should lift more weights (11:18), finding time to workout even when you're busy (14:09), the importance of sleep (16:21), optimizing your commute (23:45), the best ways to lead a team (25:09), staying fit while pregnant (27:57), why postpartum can be a challenge for many moms (31:32), and curating the clutter in the wellness world (34:34). 

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Mar 04 2020

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Study proves WHOOP is “excellent” at sleep tracking.

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A new study by the University of Arizona has proven that WHOOP is outstanding at tracking sleep. Kristen Holmes and Emily Capodilupo talk about what this means and why WHOOP is excellent when compared to polysomnography, the gold-standard in sleep evaluation. Researchers also found that wearing WHOOP actually improves sleep habits. Kristen and Emily discuss setting a new bar for sleep tracking (2:10), how this study came to be (3:23), why they expected the results to be strong (6:03), how WHOOP is built to get the best data possible (8:29), how WHOOP is helping people get better sleep (11:48), what polysomnography is and why it's considered the gold-standard in sleep tracking (14:54), why sleep is so difficult to evaluate (18:04), and how rewarding the results are (23:05).


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Feb 26 2020

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Green Beret Kevin Flike shares his inspirational comeback story after being wounded by war.

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Kevin Flike thought he was about to die. After being shot in the stomach while serving as a Green Beret in Afghanistan, Kevin underwent a long and difficult path to recovery, battling pain, addiction, and loss as part of his remarkable comeback story. He joins Will Ahmed to discuss that journey and his newfound mission to help others by sharing his experiences. Kevin covers why he joined the army (2:11), what made him want to be a Green Beret (5:20), working hand-in-hand with the Afghan people (8:39), the stressful nature of his deployments (10:52), the 11-hour fight with the Taliban that changed his life (16:36), how his life was spared by a matter of inches (19:25), being saved by an Afghan commando and his fellow soldiers (21:25), what was going through his mind before his life-saving surgery (26:24), why he saved the bullet that nearly killed him (26:36), coming to peace with death (27:25), the importance of living without regret (30:09), the severity of his wounds and the invasive and experimental surgery that was needed after being shot (36:30), struggling with the loss of teammates (37:13), becoming addicted to painkillers (42:38), how his wife helped him through the darkest period of his life (45:31), finding WHOOP and training for the Boston Marathon (50:39), and his new mission to help others (55:45).

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Feb 19 2020

1hr 3mins

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