Pre Competition 25m Pistol & 10m Air Pistol MOP Training Plan

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.

Defusion Techniques for Pistol Shooters

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.

Pistol Grip Training Plan

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.

10 Weeks Pistol Training Program To Restart the Season After a Long Break

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.

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.

Delayed Trigger Training Plan

Coach Philippe Stiel sent this training plan after seeing good progress on his previous “daring trigger” training plan. Seeing that the learning was taking roots, he proposed to practice a slightly delayed trigger to profit of the settling of the sights.

IRS Cup 2022 Air Pistol Range Training

This is the training plan that Daniel Goberville sent to the Team M.O.P. members to do the day before the IRS Cup 2022 air pistol competition started to get used to the range and ready to perform.

Daring Trigger Training Plan

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.

Pre Competition Back to Basics Training Plan

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.