Marijuana Boosts HRV – so says WHOOP Data
I find the statistics on marijuana usage from WHOOP quite incredible. These statistics were recorded by WHOOP users who have tagged certain days as ones in which they have used marijuana. WHOOP has then correlated those days against other performance metrics. There are some very interesting findings, at least I thought so.
Firstly, it’s important to note that WHOOP users are almost certainly way more active and fit than the average population. Additionally, it’s possible that a certain type of fit person might use marijuana while a different type of person might not. It’s also important to consider that WHOOP has gone in search of correlations rather than starting out with a theory and then testing it. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the findings.
Who uses the stuff (or at least tracks it)?
It seems like about 1 in 10 of you do. Jeez. I’m surprised. And it’s mostly relative youngsters in the 20-29 age group who most often use it.
Perhaps unsurprisingly the recreational nature of this is skewed heavily towards the weekend
Here’s the crunch. The only stat here that might be significant is that HRV is 3ms higher (ie ‘better’) for those NOT taking marijuana. Even rHR is higher for those who take it, in my naivety I assumed it was a relaxant.
There you go. Your parents were right. Don’t do drugs.
As whoop concludes
Overall, we saw no significant impact to WHOOP members’ next-day recovery after logging marijuana use.
Thinking about it, some people may have tagged Marijuana meaning CBD/cannabis oil
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