The following article will introduce you the Opening and Closing loops by setting daily actionable goals with Loops Goal Builder.
Loops was designed to guide you from being in a fully recovered state, ready to push yourself, until its time slow it down and eventually take a rest day. As fitness enthusiasts we understand how dispiriting it can seem be told to workout at a lesser intensity than a week before; it can seem as you losing your progress you worked so hard to achieve. Or it can feel like a workout wasted if you’re not giving it your best effort. Loops moves away from that mentally to teach you that if you alternate your intensities and efforts based on how recovered your body is you will achieve your fitness goals by putting less strain on your body.
We created the Loops feature to hold you accountable no matter what your HRV and body requires. Think of completing Loops as a unique streak that requires you to complete an activity or workout that’s best for your body based on your Daily HRV.
What is a Loop?
A Loop is comprised of a series of max performance, recovery, and relaxation workouts - in no specific order - always ending in a rest day. The concept of a Loop symbolizes a cycle where you’ve prioritized a balanced and personalized fitness routine, staying on your own optimal path to make physiological improvements to get closer to your goals.
The Rules of Loops
1. Open a new Loop by accepting your Max Performance or Active Recovery daily goal.
2. Progress through your Loop by completing by setting Daily Goals corresponding to your Daily Outlook.
3. Once you receive a Rest Day, your Loop will be closed and will be considered a Complete Loop.
4. If you do not get a Rest Day after 6 days of working out, we will reward you with a Rest Day and your Loop will be closed.
5. If you pass on 2 consecutive goal recommendations (or don’t use the app for 2 days), your Loop is forfeited and will be considered incomplete.
Does the Length of my Loop Matter?
Your Loops will vary in length based on the duration and intensity of your workouts. For example, a 1-hour bike ride on a Max Performance Day can result in a Rest Day the following day if you push yourself to your limits. Conversely, a 1-hour bike ride on a Max Performance Day can result in an Active Recovery Day the following day if you don’t work at a high enough intensity.
That’s why the length of each Loop will vary. The best part - your Loops are personalized to you and your HRV. If you notice your Loops getting longer, this can often be a sign of improved fitness.