Originally Posted by out_here_grindin
What's your match day preparation like? Food, timing, etc.
Working till 930 tonight, I want to get to sleep by 11 PM, or at least try to, but I always have insomnia. I will be lucky to get 8 hours tonight, but will try for 9. We gonna see. With an 11 AM start, I like to get up 3 hours before, so 8 AM. Rub one out, by 815 AM. Shower, then a protein shake, multivitamin, roughly 60 grams of carbs of oats, drink up mad water, some gatorade also, a handful of carrots for vision. I'll leave around 930, get to the club around 10ish, and have 1 hour for a full stretch out, some jump rope, and a good 40 minute hitting session before the match. Ideally I go straight from practice court onto match court.
I'll be playing only with 1 racquet this weekend, due to yesterdays smashing. Usually I get all my laundry, stringing, grips, etc. done before friday, which has been done. I'll probably ask to borrow some Wilson as a backup stick in case my string pops at the club tomorrow.
I will pack 3 packets of tuna for after the 2nd match, a double protein shake for in between matches, and a whole mess of oats for in between matches and after the 2nd match for carbs. 2nd match is at 230, should i win the opening round (no guarantee), and then work from 6-1 AM. Should I win both rounds, I gotta ask either for a later start on Sunday or try to get out of work early, or try to win the SF on 3 hour sleep.
But lets focus on Muvdi first.
Doubt the 'NO DF AT ALL' approach is the right way to think. If you do hit one, you could mentally collapse and become pissed with yourself for missing your goal. Especially if it happens early on.
Well I'm going to try at least.