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Training for Poker: How Health Helps

TIME :2022-07-03
50 Hands A Day:
Whenever I am getting ready for a poker tournament I try to play at least 50 hands, every single day in an online poker room and on the weekends I go to the casinos and play 100 hands a day and sometimes I play right thru the day and the night The more hands you play the better you will be when the day of the tournament arrives. Laying more hands will allow you to feel more confident when you get to the tournament and you will have a better feel for how difficult it is to make specific hands.

A poker tournament can take more then 12 hours to lay it all the way thru. To be able to keep your wits about you I have put some tips on keeping up your energy levels so your mind does not wonder while you are playing your game. You mind needs to be focused if you want to take home that prize money.

Fuel for the Body:
Many people like to fill up before a poker tournament because they do not want to get hungry during the game, but eating a big meal before hand can cause you to need to go to the bathroom during the game. This is bad because it will break your concentration. If you have to hold it in you are thinking about not making a mess and can start to make bad decisions. What you need to do is to start eating well balanced meals 2 weeks before the tournament. Proper meals on a regular schedule will regulate when you have to use the rest rooms and when you will want to eat. Before the game you will know how often you will get a break and when the start time is and can create a schedule around that time table.

Work Out:
Spending so much time sitting and using your brain can be drain on your energy levels. It is very important to work out regularly. Once your body starts to feel tired your brain has already stopped working at 100%. A regular workout will stop you from falling asleep and keep you in the tournament.

Regulate Your Sleep:
By making sure you get a full night sleep every night and wake up at the same time every day for several weeks your body will repair itself faster, and the schedule will help you get a better night sleep. In return this will help keep your mind working while playing in the tournament. The average human needs 8 hours of sleep. Some people can get less sleep and be fully rested and some need more sleep. Make sure to get the optimal sleep for you.

Just playing many hands of poker and taking care of your body is still not enough to give you that big win. You should be reading books on strategy, watching poker on TV and another good idea is to go to watch a different tournament. This will allow you to see first hand what is going on. This offers you the best chance to watch the people and practice getting a read on people and the strategy. Once you can figure out someone's strategy you can then figure out what type of hand they have and this gives you the type of edge needed to win a poker tournament.

Using this as a guide to help get you ready for a poker tournament can help make a big difference in your game play during the competition.