But, how do you define "practice"?
25/7 mass ladder?
25/7 with the same good opponent, polishing a strategy?
a schedule with ladder/ rep analysis and some weird resting techniques? (please explain more in this)
or perhaps some obscure technique?
For example, one of WCG preparation technique in Russia was saving a game at a certain moment of a strategy (say, terran just built a CC and protoss went goon shuttle) and then load this save state, playing the whole day long with a dedicated opponent. Saving like five minutes from the save file instead of starting a new game added a good value, when you play 30~50 a day.
Very interested to hear your story.