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What are your game day rituals?

Sometimes when I play I am gassed from the get go and other times I can run all night and have a hell of a game without needing a drink from my drink bottle.

I have never noted the trend as to what causes it.

Too many heavy meals before the game, no physical activity in the lead up to the game, too much overthinking?

What is the way you prepare for a game so that you can get the most out of it physically and mentally?

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yes, right on

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Drink a carton of beer usually helps

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If I watched the theme from Rocky, I played about ten percent better

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A sport psychologist who was helping me a number of years ago basically said to me: find your best performance/series of best performances over your career, identify environmental and other factors that you did prior to those performances (i.e. what did you eat/drink, what did you do, was your warm up different etc), and repeat those in future.

Obviously, some performances aren't always going to be linked to your preparation (i've had some good performances hungover), but its more than likely than not that there's going to be a correlation/causation.

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Also, depends on the sport; when I played Under 85's rugby this year, my game day ritual involved not eating or drinking all day until an hour before KO, having an epsom salts bath and weighing myself religiously until I hit the mark. ;)

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Go to Game
Eat Chips
Drink Beer
Get shit-faced
Swear at Refs
Sing the song
go home and have a really big dump

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You forgot to include "Go to home opens" at the top.

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