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When are you at your best?

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2012KALH01
#22
on competitions when practicing for official solves.

as for my practice routine, it takes me like 10 solves or a Time Attack to warm up my hands.
after about 50 consecutive solves, i lose concentration and my times drop extremely.

If i keep cubing for several hours, i tend to get to a state where i get a good solve with lookahead and dps ans **** and a crappy solve interchangingly... goes like
10 16 11 14 10 15 10 14

and it goes on like that, lol
 
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#23
So I see most consistent times in the afternoon. If my fingers are cold I am shot. Early morning after about 5 solves I am good too. Late at night adds easily 30% to my time if I am not hyper focused. I just found out today that white noise wrecks me. I was pulling horrible 1:30-1:45min solves and when I finally blocked out the white noise I got my personal best of 53 seconds. Go figure.
 
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2015HERM01
#24
I think I am the best right before noon. Then I am still fresh and not tired by day.
Another thing is, that I can cube before noon only on non-working days, so maybe I am well rested (longer sleep) these days.
 
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#27
I'm my best after I've had dinner and my fingers are nice and warm. But I've found that when it gets near 11 pm my times start to slip dramatically and I can barely concentrate.
 
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#31
I'm at my best when I'm relaxed, rested and not hungry.
Also weird thing is that I get better times, and consistency while I have earplugs in my ears which is quite surprising.
Someone should try this out and see how it will work for him.
 
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#32
In an average of 100 with no warmup im usually bad for the first 5, peak at best between 30 - 50 and slow down as i near 100
 
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2012BEAH01
#33
I can't really tell when I'm at my best. Normally my times are consistent and don't vary. But there has been a few times when I feel like I am getting too many sub 8's and sub 9's for reasons I can't explain.
 
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