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I actually record all my session averages in a spreadsheet so this thread is completely unnecessary
but since everyone makes one I'll do one too

btw in a year or so I'll combine together all my cstimer solves into one epic compilation. it will be the progression to end all progressions
 

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i've been thinking that just doing timed solves isn't going to help me because it's just practicing my bad habits.
so if I have a (loose) practice schedule, I think it should be half untimed solves working on cross and f2l, then half normal solves as practice.
what do you guys think
 

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i've been thinking that just doing timed solves isn't going to help me because it's just practicing my bad habits.
so if I have a (loose) practice schedule, I think it should be half untimed solves working on cross and f2l, then half normal solves as practice.
what do you guys think
Defitely. Over the last month or two I've been doing cross only practice (forcing myself to track all 4 edges and solve blindfolded) and using the cstimer cross solved scrambled to practice f2l directly.

I also realized timed solves was just making me repeat my mistakes or bad f2L solutions. Time for deliberate practice of the individual substeps in your solve!
 

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Defitely. Over the last month or two I've been doing cross only practice (forcing myself to track all 4 edges and solve blindfolded) and using the cstimer cross solved scrambled to practice f2l directly.

I also realized timed solves was just making me repeat my mistakes or bad f2L solutions. Time for deliberate practice of the individual substeps in your solve!
I am getting better at making crosses correctly and efficiently but sometimes I still get a horrendous white cross I just don't want to deal with. So I did a few test runs of trying CN and it's only a little slower than my current solves (~35 sec). I'll practice CN for a bit and see if it helps. (I'm already CN on 2x2 but that is super easy because there's no F2L)
 
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I am getting better at making crosses correctly and efficiently but sometimes I still get a horrendous white cross I just don't want to deal with. So I did a few test runs of trying CN and it's only a little slower than my current solves (~35 sec). I'll practice CN for a bit and see if it helps.
I gave up learning CN. I dont have time with school, and some top cubers (livia kleiner, luke greisser, ...) are not color neutral.
 

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yeah my practicing is very inconsistent. if I just did like some slow solves and practice every day I think I could improve much quicker.
Consistency is the hardest part. I think we all struggle with it. I do try and atleast o some slow F2L practice while checking out at the end of the day. Cubing takes a lot of mental energy so it definitely can be hard to make time for true practice!
 
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