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How can I improve my mental stamina/focus etc - Sun Jun 24, 2012, 06:18 AM
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Hello PSO members! When ever I am tired, unfocused, or mentally drained etc that I become a very poor player and that I make stupid decisions, silly mistakes and I rush into things. I acknowledge this will affect my W2L ratio in the long term, therefore, I would love to hear your tips on how to improve the mental/physical aspect of poker.

I will appreciate any tips or words of guidance and thanks for your time.
OTH.
 
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Sun Jun 24, 2012, 12:08 PM
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Hi OutTheHouse

A couple things that help me out are youtube videos and snacks, ( bbq dorito's ftw ). Starting a poker session on an empty stomach isn't fun so i'd recommend filling yourself up before a long session.

Have you tried energy drinks?
 
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sdg - Sun Jun 24, 2012, 12:25 PM
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I have not tried energy drinks, although I think they would work, they are really sugary and bad for your health/fitness/teeth so I don't want to use them despite them being effective. thanks
 
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Sun Jun 24, 2012, 12:33 PM
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Hi OutTheHouse.

You may find this Pokerschoolonline article Link Helps as well.

Best wishes in your quest.

Tony


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its all in your name - Sun Jun 24, 2012, 01:36 PM
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get out of the house nice long walk run or ride for stamina also some good sounds for focus dig out some of the old albums i find help me.being fit helps a lot hear on both focus and stamina
 
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Sun Jun 24, 2012, 02:07 PM
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I use energy drinks quite often.

Loads of energy in beer....



Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Mon Jun 25, 2012, 08:30 AM
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Maple Sugar candy.mmmmmmmmmmm....loads of sugar without the tons of caffeine, and acids in those energy drinks. Suck on them, they hardly touch your teeth.

 
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Mon Jun 25, 2012, 08:38 AM
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i eat a good meal.chicken or fish is great! nothing too heavy.. and i keep a bag of trail mix handy for snacking, it has some sugar (but not too much) carbs, and protein in the nuts... works for me.


May the tinfoil protect you. MT
 
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sg - Mon Jun 25, 2012, 10:03 AM
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions, I appreciate it
 
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Tue Jun 26, 2012, 11:25 AM
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Hello PSO members! When ever I am tired, unfocused, or mentally drained etc that I become a very poor player and that I make stupid decisions, silly mistakes and I rush into things. I acknowledge this will affect my W2L ratio in the long term, therefore, I would love to hear your tips on how to improve the mental/physical aspect of poker.

I will appreciate any tips or words of guidance and thanks for your time.
OTH.

The one suggestion i don't see here (becuase its a hard one to do i know) is don't play in this situation.

To help improve focas you can set yourself longterm goals a good post by Sandtrap777 can be found here

http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/for...ght=poker+diet

Grade b


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