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By TrendBattles, history, 4 months ago, In English

Before this happened, I had been training nonstop for like 200 days (as you can see here)

and after more than half a year, I became an expert from a pupil

I always want to become CM or M before VOI happens and even though it may be hard to achieve, I'm gonna try as best as I can. It was an accident when I forgot to maintain my streak, however, I realised that not every time training gives benefits so this may be a short break for me lol. Anyways, wish me luck on my near future.

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who

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Isn't it common knowledge that you get better during breaks?

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    this knowledge is anecdotal at best, since we do not know how recovery for brain really works. For example, i usually get marginally worse if i take long breaks, and i don't see any substantial changes in my skill when i take small ones.

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I saw your profile it's 88 days in a row max not 203 is it true?

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    it's due to time zone difference, if you change your timezone to +7, you'll see 203

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Most of your squares are light green, i feel suspicious that you are practicing just to feel that you are practicing everyday. I used to do this quite a lot before, just solving easy problems to keep streak going. So perhaps analyse that once

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    Yes, I've cautioned that usually and it's not a good strategy in my opinion. I'm trying to lengthen the time I spend on thinking so hope that works.

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      I think virtual participating contests and upsolving it afterward is a good way to practice imo, you ended up only spending 2-3 hours per day but it could benefit if you want to improve on your rating.

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        that's what I've been missing all around, may need to try more lol.

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good luck

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uocj row 200 gb orz (good luck)

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You shouldn't really look at the streak, problem solve if you enjoy it and if you need a break, feel free to take one. It is not a good idea to force yourself to practice as it can lead to exhaustion and potential loss of motivation.

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    I know, that's why I decided to break the streak and try more efficient strategies.

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How are you at math?

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    I'm quite great at math actually and I can use basic + some intermediate techniques

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If you stop completely, you instantly become LGM, as long as you believe!

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Practice easy problem to maintain streak isn't gonna help you get CM.

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Good luck!

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I think have a rest is good for you and I advise you to solve more problems.

Light green means you dont solve more than 3 problems, but suppose you solve 1 problem in 1 hour, three hours practice is very necessary.

Together, rest should not be more than 3 days. As you can see, I was a Candidate Master, but i did't practice for about half a year. I can solve the *2400 problem and i would fail system test in a div2 A.

Hope you have a nice future and same to me.

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    Good luck to you too lol. For light green ones, I used to practice quite a lot of problems that are out of my comfort (like 2100+) and I only aim to do 1 — 2 per day as it was my limit.

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Was Codeforces the only website you trained on during that period? Good luck