On September 1, 2021, we upgraded this portion of the Monthly Performance Assessment to better account for confounding factors that may impact your recovery. Learn more here: Monthly Performance Assessment Now Features Enhanced Recovery Analysis
At WHOOP, our mission is to help you unlock your best performance with 24/7 personalized data. Back in February we announced the release of the Monthly Performance Assessments. These assessments are delivered on the 3rd of each month and display insightful charts from the previous month’s data. You can access your MPA through the coaching tab in the app menu.
With the recent addition of the WHOOP Journal, you now have the opportunity to see how each of your behaviors positively or negatively correlate with your key sleep and recovery metrics. The more you fill out your journal, the more meaningful your insights become. Over time, you can identify what aids your recovery, what detracts from sleep, and more.
WHOOP friend and Nike Master Trainer Betina Gozo shares her Monthly Performance Assessment with us as an example, and we provide helpful tips on how to interpret your data below!
Note: To see behavioral insights, you must have at least 3 yes responses and 3 no responses logged in each behavior tracked in your journal for WHOOP to gather meaningful data about that behavior.
If you’ve been filling out your WHOOP Journal, you’ll see a number of stats associated with each behavior within your Monthly PA chart. Betina chose to carefully monitor the following behaviors to see how they impacted recovery, resting heart rate, heart rate variability, sleep duration, REM sleep, and slow-wave sleep (deep sleep):
Let’s use caffeine as an example:
Therefore, by deductive reasoning, we might infer that caffeine positively impacts Betina’s recovery. You can see in her other stats, from HRV to sleep duration, these numbers also increased.
Now, let’s look at Betina’s meat-based diet.
Overall, Betina may not have enough yes/no selections to provide meaningful data at this time, which is why it’s important for her to continue filling out her journal. Over time, she may notice consistent patterns in her behaviors and how they affect performance. There are many factors at play that impact your recovery and sleep. Rather than looking at a single metric, focus on your behaviors as a whole.
It’s important to note that your behavioral insights are not meant to be prescribed as strict rules. Keep the following in mind when reviewing your report:
As you focus on staying healthy during April and adjusting to new routines, use the WHOOP Journal to log specific behaviors you want to track.
WHOOP is not a medical device, our products and services are not intended to diagnose COVID-19, the flu or any other disease, and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.