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The Science of Recovery: How to be More Resilient | Kristen Holmes

Episode 45, duration 1 hr 13 mins
Episode 45

The Science of Recovery: How to be More Resilient | Kristen Holmes

As Vice President of Performance Science at WHOOP, Kristen works with hundreds of the best tactical, professional, surgical teams, corporate, and NCAA Athlete Teams in the world, helping them interpret WHOOP data to optimize training, recovery, and sleep behavior. Kristen's research focuses on the temporal organization of circadian influences and their effect on physiological and psychological resilience. Kristen was a 3x All American, 2x Big 10 Athlete of the year at the University of Iowa, competing in both Field Hockey and Basketball, and a 2021 University of Iowa Hall of Fame Inductee. 7-year member of the U.S. National Field Hockey Team and one of the most successful coaches in Ivy League history, having won 12 league titles in 13 seasons and a National Championship at Princeton University. Kristen has an MIT Sloan Artificial Intelligence Certificate, M.A. Psychology, and Sports Performance, B.A., Political Science, University of Iowa, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Queensland.

In this episode we discuss:
– Is your circadian rhythm dysfunctional, and how can you fix it?
– How heat and cold exposure can improve your mental health
– What elite atheletes and performers all have in common.
– How to improve your resiliency and readiness.
– The one exercise you can do for longevity.

00:00:00 Introduction

00:03:12 Kristen’s History

00:11:00 Alignments in our Body

00:16:00 Top Behaviors for Circadian Alignment

00:23:00 Bedtime and Morning Times

00:27:00 Things you Should do During the Day

00:36:00 When Should You Eat?

00:44:00 Sleep vs. Exercise: Which One Is More Important?

00:47:00 Adaptability

00:51:00 Sex and Sleep

00:54:00 Heat vs. Cold

01:00:00 Training

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