Are you trying to improve your pool skills but all the drills, matches, and tournaments you’ve been participating in don’t seem to have any impact? If so, change your strategy.
Getting better at pool requires more than just practicing shots. Here are five exercises you can pursue off the table to improve your plays.
Get Physically Fit
Physical fitness plays an important role in any game that involves moving around. If you cannot bend your body easily to hit strangely positioned balls, your competitor will have a field day during the game.
Watch and Learn
You can also enhance your pool skills by learning from more advanced players. You may already know all the tricks on cue positioning, striking and so on. However, watching other people playwill give you a fresh perspective on the game. You can learn the play strategies of different players, which can inspire you to come up with winning strategies.
Power of the Mind
Positive thoughts lead to successful actions. Most famous athletes go to tournaments believing that they will win. It’s not easy to prove how positive thinking affects gameplay.
Improve Your Focus
There is more to getting accurate shots in pool than simply aiming the cue stick. Things such as breath control and body alignment can affect your shots. Learn how to improve your focus on the table. Exercises like yoga and meditation can teach you how to control your body and mind to focus on the task at hand: hitting the balls.
Finally, exercise your brain. Take a break from the table and engage in mentally stimulating games such as scrabble or chess. Your brain is a muscle and it has to be exercised to remain in top form. When playing, you want to be mentally fit for proper coordination, strategy, and execution.
You do not have to hit the gym to be physically fit. A simple exercise like a 20-minute brisk walk is enough to keep you in good shape.
Whether it’s confidence or the law of attraction working for you, thinking positively will help to improve your pool skills.