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**Hello codeforces**

**Today I am starting out at gym** and I thought that doing some exercises would help me with escaping grey You wonder how ? *I've read some articles which says that when people exercises new cells in the brain grow* __ so can you give me some tips on :

- How Can I grow my muscles.
- How to get better in problem solving ?

I'm posting this and I'm afraid of getting a lot of down votes because I've heard that codeforces community is toxic

please show me the opposite ( show some love )..

**thanks in advance.**

Auto comment: topic has been updated by gitCloneRed (previous revision, new revision, compare).Auto comment: topic has been updated by gitCloneRed (previous revision, new revision, compare).Do as many contests as you can. And do random problems from the "problemset" page that are rated 200 or 300 points higher than your rank. Try until you get stuck, then try for 15 minutes more, and if you still don't have any ideas for the problem, read the editorial and implement the solution described. Good luck :)

I am doing so I have solved about 35 problems with rate of 1500 and about 10 problems for each rate from 1600-2000 but I am still stuck :( this is my alt account my max rating in my other account 1190 should I keep solving 1500 or I should try to solve higher rate problems ?

Are you trying your hardest? Meaning you try out all the ideas you have, and then try for a while longer after getting stuck? You won't improve if you read editorial too quickly.

Escaping grey means solving problem A,B (and problem C when contest is easy) of every div.2 contest. Try out as many as problems as you can, have a thorough look at Problem A,B of recent div.2 contest and also try to increase your speed by setting a time limit while solving easy maths,greedy,constructive problems in practice. Master atleast some very basic concepts like modular arithmetic,gcd properties . Solve problems in practice and learn from your mistakes, try to upsolve in every contest.

1) Go to gym

2) Do codeforces

...solve implementation problems

What about my muscles ? how can I grow them ?

implementation problems will do the work