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 (8064)
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.