Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by Yorkshiretea, May 22, 2015.
Has anyone read MEC The Psyche of the Shot? Looks useful, wondered if anyone had any opinions on it.
Yes I have
the Butler did it!
Page 138 is how to compile an excel spreadsheet to enhance your grade without practicing .
What are you two like? I thought you'd both like it seeing as it's got 200 pictures in, admittedly not ones you could colour in tho.
C'mon Martin.....that WAS funny
lol I am just amazed ft shooters can read lol i thought they liked twiddling with there knobs too much lol
I think what you meant to type was 'their' knobs
Can't anyway. I sacrificed my last set of crayons trying to see if i could pee rainbows.
No one ever wrote anything truthful in a book !
That's why the Internet was made so we could all write absolute factual truths
Course it was, Tool is a top geezer and funster, it's not like I'd ever cry myself to sleep over anything anyone posts on here. Theory isn't a replacement for practice. All aspects interest me to be honest.
I think un Shaun used this book for several motivational techniques?!
And look what it did for that pr**k.
For a man that tinkered with your mind you'd have thought you could spell Mr Quigley's first name correctly.
Anyway it's a great book, a cheap and sure way to success
Did unseen upset someone ? I thought he was alrite ?
Although I admit he was easy to beat and let me into his head very quickly ......:lev
I do have the MEC book and a number of other shooting specific and general sport psychology manuals. They all have useful advice and ideas that may help the shooter. However no amount of psychology will make up for a deficit in your shooting technique. In short, if you don't train hard enough then sitting thinking about it is not going to turn you into a winner. What mental training can do is help you keep your technique intact under the pressure of competition.
Rather than spend a lot on the MEC book, look for a secondhand copy of Sporting Body Sporting Mind on Amazon or ABEBooks. It is a good general book, well written and easy to understand.
That (as a coach) is where I'm at with the head stuff and I'd say it's very rare in my experience to find a shooter where the head could do with more, or similar amounts of work, as compared to their technique. Shooters are extremely good at deceiving themselves as to their capabilities, you'll often hear how well they do in practice compared to competition... that's because it's not the same and competition arousal robs them (me included in 10m for instance) of the smoothness that allows them to get away with what they can't in competition. This they assume is a mental issue. It's not, it's a technique issue. If they were actually doing it how they should be and not thinking they are doing it as they should be, they wouldn't fall down as much in competition, because guess what, if you've got a good solid position that stable, it's stability can resist competition pressure, otherwise it's not stable and never was.
I've got a really good test for simulating competition pressure. Even just by talking people through it shooters recalibrate their expectations. That alone can then start a productive conversation.
You know when you have it right, the pressure doesn't find the cracks in your technique, it turns your raw coal fuel into a diamond. But if it is finding cracks then accept that and use it... turn the negative into a positive, listen to what is bothering you and consider working on that aspect of your shooting.
If you want a bedtime reading recommendation, try MEC's Ways of the Rifle. Even though it's aimed at 3p, and can get very deep in detail, there's a massive amount of solid shooting technique information to look through. And some pretty pictures and room at the back for doing your own doodles. And it's thicker, just in case you were thinking of using it to stand on in front of the mirror for that pre match chat with yourself
I've found that the use of analytical flow charts help ?
Already read this, it's really good and well worth getting, some solid advice in there.
Anyone got any recommendations for 10m pistol shooting literature?