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Post by Founder on 6/12/2011, 9:46 am

The day before a match I will get plenty of physical and emotional rest. The day of the match eat a high protein breakfast (steak, eggs and potato)
with a vitamin water or big glass of OJ. Protein bars (Clif bars) throughout the day and between stages. Feed the body and mind.
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Post by DeweyHales on 6/12/2011, 8:07 pm

That's amazing. My stomach won't tolerate food like that when I wake up. I generally eat nothing until I am on the line. At that point, I eat granola bars and the like. I do try to get lots of rest and be well hydrated.
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Post by DavidR on 6/13/2011, 11:22 am

In the heat of summer, Gatorade is a must, water is good but you need the additives in the other
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Post by Greg Sefton on 6/23/2011, 8:35 am

DavidR wrote:In the heat of summer, Gatorade is a must, water is good but you need the additives in the other
My shooting partner is a doctor and partially agrees with you. But he says those electrolyte drinks are too strong, and you should dilute them by half. Hyperkalemia can be a problem (elevated potassium).
While I'm at it. I shoot practice up to the day before the match with airguns & 22's but not the day before. Agree on the rest. I also cut the caffeine if I'm shooting in the morning. Did this after seeing I shot much better in the afternoon.
Anything with a lot of sugar (granola etc) is detrimental to my wobble area, so I go with the protein as suggested here, but not too much... don't want to fall asleep.
Also work up a checklist and print one out a few days before to make sure you do & have everything you need and don't spend time worrying whether you remembered everything.
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Post by BE Mike on 11/22/2011, 3:02 pm

When I was younger and shooting my better scores, I used to live 3 hours from the closest match. I would eat something with high protein, like an egg and sausage biscuit. I'd drink milk and lay off the caffeine (coffee and sodas). Many times I wouldn't get too much sleep the night before due to work, but after the 3 hour drive, I'd usually feel relaxed and ready to shoot. Often I'd shoot better with little rest, rather than a whole bunch.
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Post by jakuda on 11/23/2011, 12:32 pm

I have to drive 2 -2.5 hours to the nearest registered 2700. This means I usually get up at 4:30, and try to leave the house at 5am. It's a tough, boring slog without coffee, but I try to do without. Another side effect of caffeine that's not mentioned much is that it's a vaso-constrictor, which means your extremities (read: trigger finger) gets colder and numb easier. Not a good thing for trigger control.

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