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Training while travelling?

Post by Aprilian on 1/23/2017, 9:51 am

I have a week long trip coming up where I will not be taking my pistol nor have access to weights.    

I don't want to take that time off my dryfire and holding training.  In addition to reading and mentally working through my shot plan, are there suggestions on physical training?
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Post by mspingeld on 1/23/2017, 10:07 am

Interesting question. Visualization is a strong training technique but don't over simplify it. I believe Lanny Basham includes some specifics in With Winning in Mind. Standing in your stance with your arm extended and your eyes closed is a good exercise. You will be able to feel your balance and stability. Add something to use as a weight for a more realistic exercise.

Look forward to hearing what others say.

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Post by Chris Miceli on 1/23/2017, 10:23 am

calisthenics exercise
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Post by weber1b on 1/23/2017, 10:33 am

I am facing the same thing as this is my first week of 4 consecutive work travel weeks. I am taking along lots of Bullseye related reading and my intent is to revisit all the basics of my process. I think I am overdue for a mental re-check on all my steps so that's how I am going to use my time.

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Post by robert84010 on 1/23/2017, 11:37 am

someone mentioned doing yoga as a great all around exercise in another topic. there are tons of youtube videos of all levels that you don't need any equipment to do and can do in a hotel room.

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Post by Jorha on 1/23/2017, 3:35 pm

Do you have a single dumbbell you can take with you for holding drills?  They can usually be purchased at used sporting goods stores by the pound.  I have a 3-pound weight that I keep on my desk at work. 


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Post by Vern on 1/23/2017, 5:45 pm

I use the small weight as others have mentioned. I also use a Grip Master finger exerciser.

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Post by Wobbley on 1/23/2017, 6:08 pm

Get yourself a pair of these. http://seavenger.com/lbs-ankle-weights-pair-lbs-total-p-727.html?gclid=CjwKEAiA8JbEBRCz2szzhqrx7H8SJAC6FjXXoNHhvbeQ6prQGEmioiCbs-yhDRUuJvCUaXyZz2xHxxoCuAvw_wcB   

If TSA asks rou can say they're heavy hands weights for your walking.
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Post by CR10X on 1/23/2017, 7:44 pm

You can use anything that's about the same weight as your gun for exercises.

Rubber ball or squishy toy for grip

Visualization exercise to make the shooting process a habit and encourage focus. Try lying down in bed and shooting every shot of a 2700 match (starting with .22 slow) in your mind, sight picture, trigger, recoil, etc. as best you can. See how far you get before you mind starts wandering. If you lose focus, you have to start over.

Read. Reading is great to do on the road. And it doesn't need to be the latest gun magazine.

Copy of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, because it can help you understand why we need to perform with purpose and Quality (whatever that is...). And you'll probably find something new every time you read it.

Anything by Faulkner, to help you understand what focus is as you try to find the end of the last sentence you were reading before your mind started wandering (just like the visualization exercise).

On more serious and deeper note, with respect to shooting and performance wise.

Anything by Davis Love, Lanny Basham, and Brian Enos (Shooting from Within), etc.

If you really want to get out there, try Fearless Golf, Golf in the Kingdom.

Of course, Competitive Shooting and the newer Pistol Shooting - The Olympic Disciplines.

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Post by Aprilian on 1/23/2017, 8:29 pm

I scrounged around and found these small items to take along with my revised shot plan.  I'll find my reading online.
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Post by Aprilian on 1/24/2017, 8:16 am

Standing waiting for a meeting this morning, I created an exercise I need to do to reduce my wobble.   I was practicing standing still without my arm extended and found I had a wobble in my core body that I can reduce just by practicing standing perfectly still.
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Post by JayhawkNavy02 on 1/24/2017, 11:36 pm

I travel a lot for work.  25 - 30+ weeks per year in my current billet.

I have my computer full of articles I've scavenged.  Read on the plane.

Mentally work through the match when bored reading.

Do hand exercises when no longer focusing on mental exercises or during my reading time when not working in the flying gerbil tube.

Hit the hotel, work out, and dry fire.  Yes I fly with my firearms.  Dry routine based on the guidance from Jon for about 40 minutes.

Hit the range as soon as I'm wheels down at home.  Test the dry routine.
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Post by john bickar on 1/26/2017, 9:46 pm

Pushups, crunches/situps, cardio, stretching, yoga (if that's your thing).

Physical fitness for shooting bullseye is under-recognized for its importance.
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Post by rreid on 1/27/2017, 8:37 pm

john bickar wrote:Pushups, crunches/situps, cardio, stretching, yoga (if that's your thing).

Physical fitness for shooting bullseye is under-recognized for its importance

Whoa, whoa, whoa....you mean all this work I've been doing to build up my "slow fire muscle" has been a waste of time?
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