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#1 Ben

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:13 PM

What do you think the most important sort of exercise for shooting is?

 

Example:
 

 

Cardio to lose weight

 

or

 

Grip trainers for grip strength

 

or

 

Arm strengh

 

or (insert answer here)

 

 

I am just curious where people come down on this.


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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:19 PM

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:24 PM

Pull ups and wind sprints. It'll build all the upper and lower body strength you'll need. If you're a fat ass you won't be able to do either. 



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:30 PM

Cardio if you're looking to lose a little weight.
Plyometrics will help build speed/ explosiveness.
And I'd stick with big compound movements for strength gains (squats, cleans, dead lifts)
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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:30 PM

Shooting.
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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:43 PM

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:46 PM

Some sort of plyo type movement I would think. I play hockey twice a week and eat a lot so that's about the extent of my excercise knwoledge.



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:52 PM

Grip work has helped me some, but Dr. YVG nailed it with shooting.

 

Dry fire can be a fair workout if you hit it hard—I'll regularly break a sweat doing so.

 

Cardio is mostly a waste of time if you're looking to loose weight. If that's a goal, then in order of priority would be low carb or paleo eating, heavy weights, going for walks, and managing stress & sleep.



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:54 PM

Probably diagnose your shooting and find what you need to strengthen.

 

For me it's grip strength.  I'm using CoCs and jerking off a lot.


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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:36 PM

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:44 PM

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:58 PM

For clarification, I think that you need to discriminate between USPSA or IPSC for training.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:16 PM

Eye exercises.
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Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:09 PM

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:11 PM

Improving core strength. Pushups, sit ups, dips and short, intense runs (wind sprints) are all you really need. I still do strength training though I have backed off as I've aged.



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:24 PM

Basketball is all body workout, just do the basics shoot the ball and follow the ball. You'll be surprised how easily you'll break the sweat and helps strengthen the body.
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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:03 AM

Shooting.

 

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:31 AM

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 08:34 AM

If I could only do one thing I think it would be grip/forearm strength.



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 08:55 AM

Shooting.

 

This is by far the best answer possible.

 

Here's some bullshit for you.

 

Sport specific training, its not any different than anything else.  Generally you are doing lots of repetitions of things you do in the sport, you might do supplementals of things that you know objectively are deficient.  For example, beyond beginners and low midrange shooting, doing direct grip training is probably a complete waste of time.   If you are crushing all the time when you are dry firing and shooting, and you are griping the gun hundreds/thousands of times a day already, then you are already doing this training volume and more is not necessarily better and is sometimes detrimental.  Unless you find that your grip is actually breaking while shooting from fatigue or whatever there is little point in doing supplemental grip training.

 

Not being overweight is probably always good, but as you point out there are plenty of samples of big boys that do just fine.   I think though the population is to small to really make the conclusion that size doesn't matter though.   There are plenty of big boys that are also highly athletic despite appearance, but who gives a shit.


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