Moving up to higher intensity workouts can be overwhelming at first when it seems like targets are flying all over the place and there’s no way to keep up. But the higher intensity workouts come with their own benefits. Besides the extra sweat and movement, there is a “flow” that you can get into that is almost meditative. Where you are swinging at the targets almost without thinking about it at all.  It isn’t necessary to play at the higher levels to get good exercise, but if you’d like to try, here are some tips for making it happen. First, get comfortable with the level of intensity you are currently at, and over time you’ll be ready to try a faster workout.
One note: Ignore the Power Score.
  1. Pick a quick hits workout that has music you know and love.
    1. Music selection can have a big impact on your playing.
  2. Pick one side, Black or White and ONLY hit those targets. This does two things.
    1. Having half the targets to worry about makes it easier to learn the patterns. You will see that the patterns repeat from one side to the other, so learning the pattern on one side will help you with the full workout.
    2. An important skill to doing the H level workouts is the ability to miss targets, or have them hit you in the face without phasing you. Your ability to just pick up the next target after a miss will help a lot later.
  3. Next, play that SAME workout again, this time swinging at both sides. You will still miss targets, but here’s where you practice missing and keeping going.
  4. Now, play that SAME workout again. This will be the third time you’ve seen the same patterns and your body will start to remember the moves and you should do it much easier this time.
Repetition builds muscle memory and makes it easier, and once you’ve mastered one level, the next will come more easilyDon’t worry about your score, just work on smooth full-body movements and don’t worry about missing targets. Even though we do mostly H workouts we still like to do them a few times in a row as the repetition gets the pattern into muscle memory and the next tries are usually better and more fun than the first! Try a workout a few times, and you’ll become a pro at that one in no time! You can skip a warm-up or cool-down. Wait until the warm-up or cool-down has started, then press the left Oculus menu button (It’s the one that is slightly depressed, not sticking up). Alongside options to Resume the workout or End it, you’ll also see an option to skip the warm-up or cool-down (pro tip: if you’re focused on increasing your points, skipping the warm-up will give you fewer total points for that workout). Increasing power scores can be a frustrating challenge for some users. According to the Supernatural team, hitting targets with full-body motion originating from your core should increase your score, and the score is based on the last 20 workouts you have done. Think about your arms as just an extension of your core and move from the core, not the shoulders or elbows. That being said, this doesn’t work in raising power scores for everyone. Some have had to focus hard on destroying targets to get a higher power score. Be careful if you do this, as you may sacrifice form to do this and increase risk of injury. How do you know you hit a target with power? Three ways:
  • Listen for a louder burst. In your settings, you can turn up the sound effects all the way to better hear your hits.
    • Personally, I turn my sound effects all the way up and the music down a little and the coaches down a little more. As an experiment, try setting the music low and the coaches as low as you can. (You can always change the settings) Then play and see how it works. For me, it accentuates the feeling I get sometimes like I’m playing the drums to the music. It’s a personal preferance thing. Play with it and see what works best for you.
  • Look for colored sparks after the hit. Power hits produce sparks with bright colors.
  • Look for a shockwave off in the distance. If you see a circle that looks like a smoke ring, you’ve hit with power.
Users have expressed a lot of frustration with the power score and we don’t know what the Supernatural team is thinking about that, so our recommendation is to try to just focus on how you feel after a workout rather than what your score says. What do you do with all those triangles flying at you in fast succession? When triangles come at you with a long interval in between you stand up in-between. But when they come in rapid succession, forming a kind of tunnel, you stay down and move with them. Try to keep your head at the tip of the triangles to follow the flow without too much mental effort.

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