David Le (above) is a goop research researcher with a degree in clinical nutrition from the University of California, Davis and a master’s degree in sports nutrition from the University of Colorado. He invests long days in our product development team and almost always finds time to practice. When we were in the office, we would see him get into a few dozen push-ups between meetings – a true story. And he has long been a fan of high-intensity interval training. What has changed with the limitations of staying at home: its location and equipment.
I really love the daily adrenal health support. It was great to have something that would help me stay cool and calm throughout the work day. Holy basil and ashwagandha are my two favorite adaptogens to help manage stress. This supplement is intended for daily intake: I take it in the morning immediately after breakfast. *
DAILY ADRENAL HEALTH SUPPORT
goop, $ 31
My multivitamin is currently a high school gene. I find that the target ingredients for metabolism are very appealing and I like that multi can fill in the vitamin deficiencies that my diet can have. I take the pills at once after lunch, full stomach. It’s easier to do it this way – otherwise I’ll forget. *
GENI IN SECONDARY SCHOOL
goop, $ 90 / $ 75 with subscription
Ever since I got the BOSU Pro Balance Trainer, it has become an important part of my abdominal exercise regimen. It helps strengthen my core and activate the stabilizing muscles. What’s great about it is that you can use your body differently than you can when you do these exercises on the floor. I use it well at home while the gym is closed.
BOSU PRO BALANCE COACH
goop, $ 160
For home workouts, I love listening to music on my Powerbeats Bluetooth headset to help keep me motivated. The design over the ear makes them safe, so I never have to worry about whether these headphones fall off or move out of place. In addition, the sound quality is amazing and they are resistant to sweat. Super easy to set up – they automatically pair with my iPhone.
Beats by Dre
POWERBEATS PRO TOTALLY
goop, $ 250
I am a big proponent of Theragun shock self-massage. This is my exercise recovery supplement, because it works great by going deep into the muscles, which is amazing when it hurts. I like it so much that I grabbed it for my brother too.
goop, $ 399
Nerd Alert is one of my favorites. It contains the perfect ratio of L-theanine and caffeine, which makes this chewing gum great for lunch. It helps me stay focused and productive, even when I stare at a computer screen all day. *
goop, $ 30 for 30 chews / $ 55 for 60 chews
I always use this foam roller. Since I work a lot at my desk, my lower back can get pretty stiff. So during breaks I lie on my back and roll my lumbar part for a few minutes to relax a bit.
LOROX FOAM SCREW
goop, $ 54
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