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How Many Solves I Need To Do Per Day?

Apolo

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This is great. More means more amelioration but if you do 200, you will not improve 2x more and this can demotivate you. What's important to improve is to cube daily. If you do 300 sloves one day of the week and nothing the other days you'll not improve
 
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This is great. More means more amelioration but if you do 200, you will not improve 2x more and this can demotivate you. What's important to improve is to cube daily. If you do 300 solves one day of the week and nothing the other days you'll not improve
Thanks for your advice
 

GenTheThief

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If you do 300 sloves one day of the week and nothing the other days you'll not improve
This is factually incorrect, as I have been improving steadily in OH with, large, non daily, sporadic sessions.

However, it probably isn't the best was to go about it. Sometimes I'll not do any serious solving for a week or two, do a session and improve by .2 seconds out of nowhere. But, if I had been doing ~50 solves every day for those two weeks, then I for sure would have improved more.

I compete in track and field, and I've wanted to test out if similar workouts could work for cubing for a while. For instance, a training plan could look like this:
Day 1: easy run: 50 solves

Day 2: hard workout: learn a dozen algorithms + drilling + 50 solves

Day 3: recovery run: 30 solves + drilling

Day 4: light workout: drill + learn some more algs + 50 solves

Day 5: race prep: 60 solves + solidify any iffy algs by isolating and drilling the crap out of them

Day 6: long run / race: 100+ solves + WCA style ao5

Day 7: rest / shake out: 15 solves or none and just casual solving all day


So algorithms could be switched out for anything, like deliberate cross+1 practice or anything like that. Number of solves is pretty arbitrary and could be increased or decreased, but the general scale is about right.

Of course, this could be all nonsense. The whole reason there are workouts and easy days in track is to break down your muscles, so when you sleep, they grow back stronger. I don't know if this is necessary for cubing, since after sub 30 or so, finger speed doesn't change a whole lot. Maybe just cranking out 150+ solves is going to be enough to keep getting faster.

It probably is.
 

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For me, that is crazy. Seriously. I think you're fine where you're at, but personally, I would be doing focused practising in certain areas, like the last pair of F2L (If you use Fridrich/CFOP). That's what I do at least, so I only end up doing 8-12 full solves per day
 
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