Last Thursday, when I was dry firing at home, I decided to try something new. My balance and stand had been bugging me for a while and I decided to find a new stance, with a different arm angle, that would be more stable. The day after I proved the change right during an online competition 🙂
Training plan that coach Santiago Gómez Salgado sent after my tendencies test and his first training program. Remember that this was when I was starting, about five months after I held an air pistol for the first time. There are two sections of general work: one for home and one for the range.
At last. After many months of waiting I got to go to a range to participate in a competition. In this post I detail the highlights, results, and training insight leading up to the competition.
Vacation is over and I’m back to training with my pistol 🙂 I’m very happy with the amount of physical training I manage to do during the two weeks I was away with my family. As you can see in the tracking table below, I got to do a lot and I feel great physically. As the days went by I could tell I was in better shape and had to hold myself not to push it too far.
It is time to take a short summer break with my family and to charge up for the coming school year. There will be competitions (finally!) as soon as I get back, so I want to keep in as good shape as possible while travelling without a pistol. This is what I plan to do:
Going back to basics and reexamining aspects of my technique that were long integrated is proving successful. After discovering when and why I cant my pistol sights, I now know the best way to balance my stance and the optimal slope of my current shooting shoes. Plus, I have also learned about my trigger shoe position.
A sights & arm tendency test to figure out things to improve, and to better understand your own technique, body, and pistol.
In the last weeks of training I’ve been focusing a lot on body sensations and doing basic technique review, going element by element. One of the things I’ve noticed is exactly when and why I cant my pistol sights: this happens when …
A lot of changes and improvements in the last couple weeks, namely about wrist lock, trigger execution, stamina and strength, and mental attitude. What I’ve done is…