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.
It’s been a while since the last update on how I’m progressing. This is what has changed and improved since then.
After the cardiac coherence (CC in my shooting journals) exercise that I learned from Aurore Goberville, here’s another mental technique for target pistol shooters: the safe place meditation (noted as SP in my journals).
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.
A lot of core reinforcement for better balance and more demanding physical exercises to improve strength and stamina.
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?
A five day a week core physical training programme for shooters to improve balance and proprioception.
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Aurore Goberville gave me this programme as the first thing to work on to improve my pistol balance at the range (on top of the cardio exercises and holds I’m doing as part of my physical training).