Tech Prevention Fends Off Athletic Injuries

Knowing your body and looking out for warning signs can prevent a lot of injuries.

This content originally appeared in the THE BREAK.

Overtraining can be common if you have no metric for how much recovery your body is getting.

WHOOP is changing that. According to them, their offering is engineered to unlock human performance. The WHOOP Strap is a fitness wristband that tracks and collects an enormous amount of data on your strain, recovery and sleep. It has five sensors that collect data 100 times per second so it gathers 100 megabytes of user data per day. The WHOOP Strap offers advanced stats on metrics such as heart rate variability and sleep latency. They claim their athletes report 60% fewer injuries.

Having these metrics handy can help you know how much you’re recovering, what’s working and what isn’t. It can make the difference between underperforming and optimizing your workout and recovery routine. Professional and collegiate athletes alike swear by it. Learn more at WHOOP.

Riding out on the road is probably the worst place to avoid injury. You literally need eyes in the back of your head. Getting hit from behind is the leading cause of cycling fatalities in the U.S., according to a study by the League of American Bicyclists. That’s where Garmin’s Varia range of products help combat that.

As the world's first cycling radar, the Varia Rearview Radar warns you of vehicles approaching from behind up to 153 yards. It offers intuitive warning info such as the detection of multiple vehicles, the relative speed of approach and the threat level. Additionally, Varia comes with a tail light that syncs with the radar and flashes to notify drivers of your presence on the road.

While it’s always good practice to use caution and check over your shoulder, Varia gives cyclists confidence that they’re a little bit safer on the road. Learn more about Garmin Varia.