Olympic Pistol Shooting ISSF
This is the first in a series of four full day MOP team group training plans with coach Daniel Goberville to prepare the French 25m Pistol national championships. Air pistol training is also included to keep the skill and to improve for all other pistol shooting.
Part of my work with Philippe Stiel involved consolidating and learning pistol technique basics that I had not really acquired because of learning to shoot mostly by myself. In this session we worked how to hold the grip of the pistol, to gain conscience of the effect of every finger on it and also to find the best grip for myself.
One of the helpful techniques I've learned with Paul Hughes' 4R mental training course (interview here) is the defusion technique from ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy). When we are shooting (and in many other areas of life) we are going to have thoughts and emotions we cannot control, they just pop up and start playing with our minds. What we can do (this is the core of ACT defusion) is change how we relate to them, so that we can reduce their impact. This has been a life saver.
This 10-week training program to get back in shape after a long break comes from the mind and experience of coach Philippe Stiel, who is currently coaching Luxembourg's pistol team and did the same for a long while with the Belgian national team (from where this training plan comes from). One of his shooters kept notes and was so kind as to share them with me. Philippe agreed immediately when I asked them if I could share them with you.
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The three days of competition at the IRS Cup 2022 are over with great results for me: bronze medal on the first day and finals after every qualification stage (4th on the second day, 7th in the final of the best men and women of the three days). I dreaded the competition in the weeks prior, but ended up enjoying it. This is how I managed to do it.
Daring to execute your trigger release the way it should be and forgetting about tens is a monumental issue for pistol shooters. To work on this, coach Philippe Stiel sent me this training plan for a moment where I was very hesitant and felt like my trigger finger was woodifying. Courage is needed, progress is not attained without audacity.
The IRS cup in Belgium is next week and my shooting has degraded a lot in the last week and a half (results and SCATT files at the end of this post). To combat this and get ready for the competition Daniel Goberville has sent me this training plan to reconstruct my shooting sequence.
Did you ever want to have a set of exercises to do at training that would add variation, challenge and motivation? The moment I saw the TrainingsBuddy I immediately thought it could be the answer to this but had to wait a bit for the pistol version to come out. Thanks to authors Bernhard Pickl and Lisa Haensch, I've received an air pistol TrainingsBuddy to review and train with, and it is what I expected :)
Philippe Stiel sent an very interesting training program and notes about routines, rituals, and superstitions, explaining how they interact, how they are important, and why. I really liked how he went deep into explaining things to make sure that I understood and value them.
Philippe Stiel sent these three pistol training plans as an alternative to the technical training I was doing, focused mainly on hand pressure and trigger execution. Each of these plans should take about 1h45' and are geared to work a bit of everything so as not to get bored, taking into consideration that shooting is a repetition sport and that there are not thousands of different exercises available.
I'm a lucky shooter. Thanks to my constant search for knowledge to improve my shooting skills I discovered Paul Hughes on Instagram. His posts spoke to my shooting mind that wanted to improve its own mental game. Paul kindly let me into his course as soon as he launched it and I've never looked back (DISCOUNT INCLUDED).
I’ve had the luck of meeting Rafael Sánchez López and competing with him thanks to the online shooting leagues that have flourished during the coronavirus crisis. His targets are the stuff of dreams... Multiple times Spanish champion in 10 m air pistol, he can be found in international competitions like the World Championship and Cups, and he’s also preparing his next Olympic games.
I’ve recently gotten a hold on a SCATT MX-02 for my pistol training, which has allowed me to use it both with the SCATT Expert and Professional (Pro) apps (you can download them both free here). Making this post came to mind because until now I’ve been using the Pro version with my SCATT USB … Continue reading "SCATT Expert Review & Comparison to SCATT Professional"
Don't be afraid to click. Changes in lighting, contrast, and your own body mean that you will be clicking not only when you change ranges, but also as a match or training session progress. There's no such thing as a "zero" or perfect sight alignment for pistol shooting. The point of impact with the exact same pistol and settings will change from shooter to shooter, as we all size differently and the relationship of our eyes, body, and sights change from person to person.
He tenido la suerte de conocer a Rafael Sánchez López y de competir con él gracias a las ligas online que han aparecido durante la crisis del coronavirus. Ver sus dianas te hace soñar… Múltiple campeón de España de pistola de aire a 10m, se le puede encontrar en competiciones internacionales como campeonatos y copas … Continue reading "Rafael Sánchez López: “Cuando entras en un bucle nervioso lo mejor es parar y descansar”"