We have almost a dozen folks in our True Spirit Whoop Group! All of our Coaches are now Whoop groupies! Are you ready to join us? Use my link to get your first month free. If you're already a Whoop user, join our True Spirit Whoop Group with the team code: COMM-AD6416.
I have been blogging about my Whoop experience since I started wearing my Whoop in July 1st. Today I will start sharing the experiences of our Whoop Group, starting with my husband, Coach James.
Coach James, Why do you Whoop?
Why did you decide to wear Whoop?
You told me I had to. Just kidding. Using your affiliate link reduced the initial cost to $8.95, the cost of shipping, with such a low initial investment it is very approachable. I saw that you were learning so much about your recovery that I became curous about mine. I also want to compare the Whoop sleep performance data to our Sleep Number bed.
How long have you been wearing Whoop?
I have been wearing my Whoop since August 19.
What is your goal for wearing Whoop?
I am interested in managing my work stress. I would like to gain insight into how work stress impacts my heart health and if I can actively manage that. I have only been wearing my Whoop for about one week, and so far I have opened the Whoop app on my phone during difficult conversations and watched my heart rate rise. I have practiced relaxation techniques such as deep breathing and watched my heart rate lower in real time. I am inspired to stay on top of my stress throughout my work day.
I'm also interested in seeing if drinking affects my recovery and if I'm working out "smarter," not harder.
What have you learned so far?
I've learned how to actively manage stress in the moment. I've also learned that wearing something on my wrist while working out is not as bad as I thought it would be.
I am pleased to learn that you don't have to have your phone on or the app open while you workout. Everything syncs afterwards. It's cool that you also don't have to have bluetooth or cell service for it to work. Once you regain a connection everything downloads from the strap to your app.
Have there been any challenges with wearing Whoop?
I did kettlebell snatches during the outdoor workout on Saturday and I had to rotate the strap. I wasn't sure if it would read my biometric data with the sensor on the inside of my wrist, and it did without any problem.
My set-up was super easy, but I use an iPhone. I hear Android user have had some issues.
I also have the same issue you have had with the Whoop strain not representing actual CrossFit intensity. If my workout is less than 15 mins, my Whoop strain score does not correlate with my perceived rate of exertion.
Do you have any advice for new Whoop users?
Use your Whoop data for good and try not to become obsessed with the numbers. It's a tool to help you gain insights into your lifestyle choices. Ultimately you need to live your life and pursue your own happiness, even if it's independent of what your Whoop analytics tell you.
Also, don't worry about trying to sync Whoop with your WOD. Just start your Strain Coach, if your using it, at the beginning of class and press "End and Save" at the end of class. All the warm-up, mobility and WOD prep stuff we do is legitimate workout stuff, let it all count for your daily workout strain.
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If you are interested in joining us on our Whoop journey, use my link to get your first month free. If you're already a Whoop user, join our True Spirit Whoop Group with the team code: COMM-AD6416.
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