How to Train with WHOOP — the Power Meter for Recovery

The WHOOP is wearable wristband for athletes to measures their sleep, strain, heart rate variability and resting heart rate. The Whoop's algorithm combines  those metrics to give you a recovery score. Are you recovered or not?


Here at FasCat we've been testing the WHOOP strap for 8 months and wanted to dive in and share our thoughts with the podcast community!

In this podcast our guest is WHOOP content manager, Mark Van Deusen to explain how the WHOOP strap works. He's also been generous enough to offer our listeners a free month of a WHOOP subscription with code 'fascatwhoop' at checkout ($30 value)!

We talk about how using the WHOOP enhances our training and racing, what the different metrics mean, and a whole lot more. Learn more at!

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About Frank Overton

Frank founded FasCat Coaching in 2002 and has been a full time cycling coach since 2004. His educational background includes a Masters degree in Physiology from North Carolina State University, pre-med from Hampden-Sydney College. Frank raced at a professional level on the road and mountain bike and currently competes as a "masters" level gravel and cyclocrosser. Professionally Frank comes from medical school spinal cord research and molecular biotechnology. However, to this day it is a dream come true for Frank to be able to help cyclists as a coach.

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