Following the last two training plans (9 ring hold and hardcore holds), this new pistol plans by Philippe focus on trigger execution and hand holding pressure on the grip.
I’m struggling with motivation to train and I cannot really pinpoint a single thing that is driving this lack of motivation for shooting. I barely ever get to train at home and when I go to the range I cut it short and don’t enjoy it as much.
While working with Philippe he encouraged me to be more active in creating my own training plans and exercises. Something I wanted to improve at the time was my hold endurance. This is the training plan I used to get a strong arm.
After a short break from training, Philippe Stiel gave me this plan to train at home and at the range geared towards improving:
* My hold within the 9 ring and my perception of it.
* The start of my trigger release.
While training in person with coach Philippe Stiel he gave me a lot of useful advice on things like journaling, acceptance, mental fatigue, keeping the pleasure of shooting, visualization… Here are all of them for you to easily put in practice.
These are two standard air pistol training plans that I created myself while working with Philippe Stiel. He was more keen than other coaches on me choosing my own exercises, to which he would add helpful remarks.
One of the things that all coaches ask for is your shooting sequence (also called routine and process). This is was my shot process when I started training with Philippe Stiel, with his feedback on each point. Check out this list of shooting routines for inspiration in establishing yours and to see how my shooting sequence has changed over time.
Contrary to what you see in the picture, the last few days have not been happy. My performance at the French national air pistol competition was very disappointing and it has taken me five days to accept the team medal and believe in that smile.
To prepare next week’s French National Championship air pistol competition, Daniel brought in the MOP team for a full day to finish up our training. We trained for both precision and standard air pistol, and did a very interesting session to help us deal with the pressure and have sensible goals.