Last Monday we finally had a group training with the Mental-Objectif-Perf (MOP) group of shooters under the direction of Daniel & Aurore Goberville. It happened right after an MOP competition the day before where other shooters and I had trouble with starting too slow and having issues with trigger decision and execution. So the training focused on the trigger.
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Presentación de Héctor Montalvo Angulo (entrenador nacional nivel 1 de pistola olímpica). Hay mucho que aprender y que poner en práctica (¡vienen muchos ejercicios!). Merece la pena leer esta presentación, tomar notas y ponerse manos a la obra.
The last training was only in use for one week (it worked well). Daniel has sent a new programme that focuses more on coordination and the sensations of the trigger release, with more visualization drills.
The phrases are based on my weekly conversations with him and come from tactics I implemented myself to improve my attitude and confidence during matches. What is important for me is not so much the phrase in itself but the attitude I use it with, which brings a wave of positivity and confidence.
Following on the steps and success of the first grip hold training programme which has been in place for one week (4 training days), Daniel sent a new programme that continues the work but shifts the weight to more coordination and other technical aspects (namely trigger release).
A programme to figure out if there is an issue with the vertical spread of the pistol shot group.
Raising the stakes and adding more emotion and demand to training with more contracts.
The objective of doing cardiac coherence exercises is to reduce heart rate variability in order to relax, reduce anxiety, concentrate better, and to give more clarity to your brain. Sounds like something that can be useful during a match?
This book is not exactly about shooting but it is great for our mental preparation, with plenty of insight that is directly translatable to pistol shooting. My favorite quotes from the book are: