When it comes to your workout, you may be doing all the right things: sweat, squat and sprint your heart out on the treadmill, but that doesn't mean you're always going to get an effective workout. In fact, soldiering through the same exercise routines will lead to plateau in workout performance and results… not to mention you'll get bored and lose motivation.
What is BodyCheck™?
BodyCheck™ is an HRV tracker, regarded as one of the best objective metrics for measuring your body’s readiness to perform, HRV is the variation in time between heartbeats. A low HRV (a small variability between heart beats) usually means that the body is under stress from exercise, whereas a higher HRV indicates that the body has a strong ability to tolerate stress or is strongly recovering from prior accumulated stress, which makes it favourable.
By combining your HRV with your orthostatic heart rate, standing heart rate, electrocardiogram and personal baseline, BodyCheck™ calculates your daily recovery to determine your readiness for training.
How to use BodyCheck™
Prevayl recommend that you perform a BodyCheck™ every morning, preferably at the same time each day and under the same conditions, e.g. shortly after you wake up and before your first meal or morning coffee. It takes only three minutes, and doing it consistently will help establish your personal baseline and improve your insight accuracy.
Follow these steps to perform a BodyCheck™:
Put on your Prevayl strap
Connect your Prevayl app to the Sensor
Tap Start BodyCheck
Follow the instructions as shown in app
Keep still when advised!
Based on the outcome, you’ll be presented with one of three recommendations: train, rest or progress, to guide your approach to training that day. So you’ll know exactly when to push yourself and when to take it easy to get the most out of your training regime.
We recommend you do a BodyCheck™ at least three times a week, as this will help us maintain your personal baseline which we can then use to compare your daily metrics against.
Please note, Bodycheck is an algorithm so takes 2 weeks to 'learn' your HRV rhythm (you may experience some less than accurate data in that first 2 weeks, we recommend you workout based on how you feel in that initial period)
If you would like to know more about this feature see Prevayl's further information HERE