Practicing during breaks in God of War Ragnarok will improve focus

We’ve all been there.

We stand in front of a fog, a door, a ladder, or something else that starts a boss fight in a game like, for example, God of War Ragnarok, and prepare ourselves for the unknown—or at least the saltwater education we’re about to get. Out of dizziness and fear, we might utter some verbal self-encouragement as we mentally prepare for what’s to come.

We choose our time, we take a breath, and we get in.

We start at a distance, feel things while we trade a few shots, then get closer to see what changes. We try out our favorite moves, see how they work, and start tweaking.

Then it starts.

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The big guy is killing us. Our fight turns into a windmill of bad shots, late defenses, and unstable play.

We’re in trouble.

At this moment, we drop out of the “Fight” area and enter the “Flight” area – but death is often the only way out of a boss battle. We struggle, trying to pick up the momentum that never comes, until soon enough the boss wins out.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

I’m an occupational therapist with over three decades of experience in rehabilitation, and I’ve been very focused on improving human function since the beginning. I have a hunch: I think there is something we can implement that can give us an advantage over bosses, and increase game performance in general.

I call them Killer head exercises.

Here’s how it works: When the cutscene collides, we jump into the Cutscene Massacre. These are short, quick exercises that get our juices flowing, sharpen our attention, and let us into the fray prepared for what lies ahead. Why sit and worry while swinging in our chairs, when we can prepare for battle?

Keep in mind that we are not looking at traditional exercises aimed at improving health. No, what we want is the good that hits the bosses. Don’t worry – you’ll still be able to watch the cutscenes, and I’ll show modifications to the exercise to account for the different performance potential.

Let’s get started.

Exercise 1: Sit-up chair

Start by sticking your butt out to the edge of the chair. Lean your upper body back into the chair, which will cause you to stretch outward. From here, simply sit down to where your shoulders are above your knees. Try 30 repetitions. This can be surprisingly difficult at first, depending on your fitness level.

Modify by holding on to the armrests and using your upper body to pull up. not much; Just enough to get you straight.

Exercise 2: Reclining the chair

Sprint to the edge of your chair. Place your feet as far in front of you as possible, with your palms resting on the bottom of the chair. Slide your butt off the chair, then lower it toward the floor, using your arms to control the descent. As you go down, push up with your arms. Try for at least 20 repetitions, taking one full second to move in each direction. This exercise knocks the chest, shoulders and back arms.

Modify as needed by moving your feet closer or farther away to control the level of difficulty, or limit the distance you travel down the slopes. Depending on your body, you may not be able to get all the way down, and that’s okay. Just do what you can.

Exercise 3: Sit

When the scene hits, I want you to get up from your seat. That’s right – just whoa! Move into a full stance, with your knees straight and your shoulders back.

Sound easy? it’s not.

I want you to do about 30 of these as often as you can. Try standing for one second and sitting for one second, and focus on smooth movements the whole time. Now, you may not be able to do 30 in a row at first, and that’s not a problem. Just do your best. This exercise will rev your metabolism, and your focus will be improved by the time the scene is over.

Modifications can be:

  • Slower movement: Cut the movement speed and cut the repetition in half.
  • Knee flexion: stand all the way up. stability. Then, continue to stand up straight, lowering only as far as your knees will allow before returning to standing.
  • Run in Place: Perform a fast-paced, steady run. Make sure your knees are high.

Exercise 4: touch the ground; Touch the sky

This is the hardest workout, but it’s great for what we’re trying to achieve.

First, come to a stand. From there, bend your knees, sit down, and touch your console to the floor (if it’s wired and not wireless, you can put it down briefly). Immediately stand up again while simultaneously extending your hand above your head in one fluid motion, holding the console (or your hands) as high as possible. Shoot for at least 20 repetitions, but take as many as you can get at first.

This exercise may sound a little funny, but it is a high intensity closed kinetic chain move that will put your body into gear. You’ll walk out of the scene sharp and ready to purr.

If you need an adjustment, try to limit how low you are. You can also perform progressive movements, going deeper with increasing repetitions.

6 tips to get you started

A short word before you begin:

  1. Practice these exercises in advance. Once you improve your Cutscene Carnage routine, you can bring it into a high-stakes game.
  2. With practice comes mastery. The more exercises you do, the more your body will adapt, and the better you will be. You will begin to understand your body better.
  3. Everyone is different. Some of these exercises may not work for you at all. Others will be right up your alley. Stick to the things that feel natural to you.
  4. Adjust as needed. If you can’t do some of these exercises, try modified forms. You’ll find something that works for you when you explore a bit.
  5. You will be surprised. A short, high-intensity burst of activity can trigger the same body chemistry and physical responses that a fight-or-flight scenario can (in a good way)!
  6. Make it your own. While I offer a few options here, feel free to use any exercises you like.

I hope these exercises will be useful to you. Do it right, and I think they can really change your playing style. It doesn’t matter how big the boss is (or how terrifying his weapon is), because now you’re feeling the pinch. You are ready. You take it out and take it home.

Trust me on this one, boss killer.

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