Do Hard Things: Practical Toughness & Resilience With Steve Magness

Do you fit the topical image of what toughness should look like? You and I are not alone in not fitting it. Luckily for us Steve Magness comes to the rescue with science in his new book Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness (all links to Amazon in this article are affiliate links). I have bought the book as soon as it was available to pre-order and responded to one of Steve’s emails proposing an interview for all of us sport shooters that have to face the difficulties of our sport in competition and training, to take on our difficult challenges without falling into the fake toughness trap.

Interview with Paul Hughes, Sport Shooting Psychologist

Paul Hughes is a brilliant mental coach that I got to meet thanks to his posts on Instagram. Luckily, I got to be part of the first cohort of his course and it was totally worth it 🙂 My mental game has improved a lot and the tools he provided (review of the course coming …

How I’ve Removed My Attention From the Trigger (Automatic Pistol Trigger Technique)

Thanks to re-reading coach Santiago’s pistol training plans and instructions I’ve finally managed to remove conscience from the trigger when releasing the shot so that now I can focus solely on the front sight. It is surprisingly simple. This is what you have to do.

Progress and Regress

Another week and another competition to test my current performance. There’s both good and bad. This is what I’ve learned.

10m Air Pistol General Training Plan

I’ve already shared the first 10m air pistol plan I received from Santiago López Salgado, the first pistol coach I managed to get a hold of. I’m going to share all of the training plans that I got from him here, and I think that these notes he sent me can help you understand…

Alan Goldberg (Dr. G) Interview Preview

I just finished talking with Alan and it was just amazing. As a patron you can watch this interview whenever you want while I’m working on the post with the transcription.

Patreon Import Hell: Sorry for the Mess

Sorry about the deluge of posts that suddenly showed up in the blog, Twitter, Facebook and Discord. Because of the impossibility to continue posting on Patreon and to give access to all the old posts to the new tiers I decided to import all the posts into the blog, thinking that the plugin made by …

Distribution of perks for upcoming changes in Patreon

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New training programme: more grip holding, plus coordination and visualization

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