Limited time to practice and play - how should I use it?


#1

I don’t have as much free time as I’d like to play Street Fighter (amongst other fighting games), I want to get better and I want to maximise the benefit I get from what limited time I have, so do any of you guys have any suggestions how best I do this?

What I currently do is this: let’s say I have an hour, I will try to divide it equally between the training room and online play, so I will aim for about half an hour in each. Though I should maybe spend more time in the training room and maybe some more time against the computer for footsies and basics (yes, I’m that bad).

In the training room, I know half an hour is really, really little. An hour would be better, but probably still not enough. I go over the basics, bnb combos - 10 each side, punishes, figuring out the spacing/timing for certain moves/how to counter certain moves, etc.

So, am I using my time as best as I could be? Does anyone have any better suggestions? What about how much time in the training room and online? What is the best-least amount I should spend? Lol, I sound like such a slacker. But to try and defend myself, I do have a full-time job and a woman in my life. Maybe I need to get rid of one… lol.


#2

Try focusing on one thing at a time until you have it down, then move on. It gets boring but you’ll see improvement much faster that way. A solid half hour of execution practice really is enough as long as you’re consistent every day.


#3

if you can get away with it, wake up 20 minutes earlier in the morning and do training room while eating breakfast :slight_smile:


#4

Lol, that sounds awesome. I’m considering it, but there’s two things holding me back:

  1. I already have to get up at 4am, lol.

  2. This is the deal breaker: the noise of my stick would (and has) woken her up before and irritates the hell out of her. God I need a silent stick… but I love the sound it makes too! If only you could turn it on and off.