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When are you at your best?

Petro Leum

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May 3, 2012
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Germany
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2012KALH01
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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Lady Pitch

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May 9, 2014
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Boston
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.
 

szalejot

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Feb 14, 2013
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Warsaw, Poland
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2015HERM01
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.
 

NEONCUBES

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Sep 5, 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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.
 

mati1242

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Jan 31, 2012
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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.
 

Bossman

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Nov 17, 2013
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UK
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
 

CiaranBeahan

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Mar 17, 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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2012BEAH01
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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