CS:S Muscle Memory Guide

by TheDeagMan on November 29, 2009

counter strike memory muscle

Muscle Memory is the process whereby your mind repeats a process so often that it becomes second nature or an advanced reflex. This technique is used by many of the best players out there (across many leagues, games and different platforms). Players who consistently get flick shots, wandeag’s or absolutely ridiculous kills usually have strong muscle memory. This memory isn’t stored in your muscles, but in your brain. The connection which creates this sort of reflex information is thus called muscle memory.

In the world of gaming, css muscle memory translates into much better aim in counter strike. Why waste 30 minutes on a low-mid public server when you can use that available time more constructively. Imagine you play 5 nights a week, and your muscle memory warm-up is 5 minutes. Per month, that is a 100 minutes worth of solid gain added to your aim, more than 500+ minutes of public play could ever do for you. A mid-minus player who gets serious about this could easily be a mid-plus player in a couple of weeks (with regards to aim). Let us look at some of the ways you can develop your muscle memory:

Drills: Focused Training

Below you will find the Wandeag.com Muscle Memory Star Spray. Compared to other training programs which require you to download a custom map, this star which comes in the form of a spray can be applied anywhere (especially on the maps that are important to you).

Download the Wandeag.com Muscle Memory Pack (7897)

The video tutorial on youtube will run you through 4 training routines you can practice in your own time or pre-game. Like mentioned, it’s easy to spray somewhere while you’re waiting for a mix or league game to kick off. I use it for myself and have noticed some really strong gains in the last few weeks:

Deathmatch: Translating Theory into Practice

After a good workout with the muscle memory star, hop onto a deathmatch server but it is very important to remain focused and practice your aim. Do not start spraying or getting lazy, keep up with the intensity you had practiced with. Although Deathmatch isn’t as intense as the drills you just performed, it will give you a chance to stay focused whilst other things are going on, for example: nades, multiple enemies and moving targets.

Match Time: Being ready on lo3

When you play a mix or a match, your freezetime is usually 8 seconds. That is roughly 4 minutes of every game that goes to nothing but buying and talking strats (if you don’t have buy scripts, get them). Use this time to flick your crosshair somewhere randomly and then right back to a specific teammate’s head, repeat as much as you can. It is well possible that you may get no action playing your position for 2-3 rounds, as such you need to make sure that you stay warm during buytime.

In closing, there is no replacement for actually playing the game but certain mechanical elements such as aiming can be rapidly improved by working with some customized tools such as the spray above. Try it out and if you have any comments or questions, feel free to write them below.

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Knight November 29, 2009 at 6:23 pm

Thanks for this, it’s really helpful. I used to use the map made by delight, but it didn’t always work, this spray is already much easier. I’m going to have my clan use it, always nice to have an edge on other teams…

sYmaz December 2, 2009 at 10:53 pm

thx,, I’ll try it,, :)

bbvoncrumb December 3, 2009 at 12:07 am

Pretty good, thanks for this. Will work on it =D

supboy December 6, 2009 at 6:54 am

hey im new 2 this an i dont no how 2 use the spray help will b much apreciated

TheDeagMan December 6, 2009 at 9:25 am

Hey supboy, just open counter strike, go to the options part and where you choose the sprays, just import it there. Then you can spray it with the command “t” ingame… hope this helps :)

showtime December 15, 2009 at 10:02 pm

I can’t seem to find this spray anywhere, and when I try to download the pack it just sends me into Windows media player..?

papzak December 26, 2009 at 1:45 pm

This is looking to be very helpfull!, i cant wait to try it out!

Polli January 17, 2010 at 3:13 pm

Nice guide, thank you

muvo94 January 26, 2010 at 9:06 pm

It’s realy nice and it’s helps i have tried,
i have got a better reaction.

jdmdc5 January 28, 2010 at 12:14 am

i need one for cs 1.6

Lillemads16 January 29, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Where can i find the tag? >,<

Shazz February 11, 2010 at 6:36 pm

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jonrysrom78 February 13, 2010 at 8:58 pm

i cant find it i have try downloaded it 20 times now plz help! and i know how to get a picture from google or something in counter strike but not this cause it need win rar plz help me!

Tibhar May 20, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Hello mates! can someone make a spray like this for 1.6 pls? one like this and on simple with 8 dots, there is a 64 and 8 verions i think. it would be nice to be able to spray this in 1.6 :) take care !

maritoAL June 14, 2010 at 7:25 am

yeah! just what I needed!!!

wowevgeny July 28, 2010 at 12:52 pm

hmm i was wondering what sensitivity you guys play on? Especially the guy in the video:)

And for those who are having trouble downloading…. it’s not that hard you need to register to download click save, extract the zip file, there should be a .tga file <— spray and a .txt in counter strike click options\multiplayer\import sprays and find the .tga file:)

supahcapacop August 1, 2010 at 5:54 pm

I hope this works cause I really have bad aim on CSS.

hAsbroken September 8, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Fuck…i really would love to play a 2on2 with you btw…

victor CT September 26, 2010 at 12:36 am

Where I install the muscle memory pack??

fRANKiE November 27, 2010 at 6:41 pm

thx about the freezetime ;) already did something like that but not like I could do it :p
thx

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