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Post by s1120 on 9/20/2015, 7:14 am

Over the years I have read a lot about Bullseye shooting. In a lot of cases they bring up improved fitness as one aspect of improving. Frankly I never really got that, but I gotta tell you... Ive done almost zero shooting this summer. Sadly its just been so busy, that I haven't been able to fit any time into it. But this spring I started running. Ive been training, and running some 5Ks. I went from a 49 year old, overweight, out of shape lump, to a 40lb less, in much better shape 50 year old... I gotta say I did some shooting last night, and I really felt it. My breathing control was much better. I was in better control of my swing zone, and it just felt more controlled. Ill be darned... it does help!!!

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Post by Jerry Keefer on 9/20/2015, 8:44 am

NO QUESTION.. Core strength is a huge plus.. In my PPC days, PT was a huge part of success.  When the Nationals were held in Jackson, Miss., The heat and humidity was a major factor.. Training hard during the heat of summer here in VA gave one a distinct advantage over those who did not.
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Post by joem5636 on 9/20/2015, 12:48 pm

I heartily concur. I like yoga for strength, flexibility, endurance, and "mindfulness."

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Post by pistol champ on 9/20/2015, 9:33 pm

Yoga and meditation allows you to utilize your fine motor skills and mental conditioning needed to get out of expert class and get to M/HM class.

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Post by s1120 on 9/21/2015, 10:36 am

pistol champ wrote:Yoga and meditation allows you to utilize your fine motor skills and mental conditioning needed to get out of expert class and get to M/HM class.
Im hoping to get sharp shooter. Smile

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Post by Rob Kovach on 9/21/2015, 1:51 pm

pistol champ wrote:Yoga and meditation allows you to utilize your fine motor skills and mental conditioning needed to get out of expert class and get to M/HM class.
Im hoping to get sharp shooter. 

If you try too hard, you will skip over SS and hit expert!
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Post by s1120 on 12/7/2015, 9:37 am

Rob Kovach wrote:
pistol champ wrote:Yoga and meditation allows you to utilize your fine motor skills and mental conditioning needed to get out of expert class and get to M/HM class.
Im hoping to get sharp shooter. 

If you try too hard, you will skip over SS and hit expert!

LOL  that's the plan!!

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Post by sixftunda on 12/8/2015, 7:18 pm

I started yoga a few months ago and it has helped me a great deal.  I emailed a few instructors and told them exactly what I was hoping to achieve.  I found a great yoga studio.  We focus on core and shoulders.   The best thing I have learned is "pranayama" which is breathing exercises.
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Post by jmdavis on 12/8/2015, 8:51 pm

Losing almost 20 lbs in the past 7 weeks has helped me a lot. Particularly with regard to high power rifle. But I am certain that it will help endurance during pistol season as well. At the start of last year I could not make it through a 2700. By August my 45 scores were higher than center fire and while tiring, a 2700 was completely doable. Fast forward to now with a better diet and more off season activity, at least an hour per day, and I am really looking forward to the shooting season.
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Post by kjanracing on 1/10/2016, 8:12 pm

I'm a triathlete that got back into shooting a year ago.  I think being in shape really helps.  Congratulations to all that have made a lifestyle change!
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