By now, I bet you’re wondering why we decided to call our platform Loops. Apologies for not shedding light on the name earlier, but I wanted to break down the science behind the platform first before dropping Loops on you.
In our previous blog posts, we discussed the various states your body can experience, dictated by your HRV, and what you can do fulfill each day. To recap, when you engage in a health regimen you can experience any of the 4 Daily Outlooks based on your HRV relative to your baseline:
- Max Performance Day
- Active Recovery Day
- Rest Day
- Relaxation Day
An outlook can seem random on any given day if you don’t regularly track your HRV. But, once you begin to monitor your routine you will see that each Daily Outlook is somewhat activated by your activity the previous day. For instance, a long run or highly strenuous workout can result in a Rest Day the following day. Meanwhile, your Daily Outlook following a full night’s rest would indicate that you’re ready to go for that personal record.
The on-going interaction between your daily activities and the next day’s outlook might seem repetitive – you’re right – that’s why we call it a Loop.
A loop, as most of us know it, is defined as a structure, series, or process, the end of which is connected to the beginning. We empower you to embrace the “Loops” process by completing an activity each day that fulfills your Daily Outlook and satisfies wherever you’re at in your Loop.
Take a look at our Guide to Heart Rate Zones and Daily Outlooks post to freshen up on how what each Daily Outlook means and how to take advantage of them!
There you have it, Loops in its simplest terms embraces the never-ending process of pushing yourself on Max Performance Days, taking it slow on Active Recovery Days, and getting complete rest on Rest Days to restore you back to Optimal. Relaxation days can occur in your Loop when your nervous system has been comprised by external stressors – ignoring rest days, stressful life events, etc.
We differ from other HRV Guided Platforms by teaching you that acting based on your body’s capabilities that day is more important than constantly pushing for performance to reach your fitness goals faster.
So go ahead, take that recovery ride, go to yoga, take a nap – and don’t feel bad about it, because we will always reward you for doing what’s best for your body 🙌