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  1. Yorkshiretea

    Yorkshiretea B Grade Bandit

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    Has anyone read MEC The Psyche of the Shot? Looks useful, wondered if anyone had any opinions on it.
     
  2. Welsh Wizard

    Welsh Wizard Im not improving in Nefta Staff Member

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    Yes I have










































    the Butler did it!
     
  3. TOOL

    TOOL Independent FT Pumper

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    Page 138 is how to compile an excel spreadsheet to enhance your grade without practicing .
     
  4. Yorkshiretea

    Yorkshiretea B Grade Bandit

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    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.
     
  5. Brian.Samson

    Brian.Samson Allowed in Sales Staff Member

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    pmsl :D :D
     
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    chrisc Lucky git

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    C'mon Martin.....that WAS funny
     
  7. madplinker

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    lol I am just amazed ft shooters can read lol i thought they liked twiddling with there knobs too much lol:):):):):):):):):):):D
     
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    Brian.Samson Allowed in Sales Staff Member

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    I think what you meant to type was 'their' knobs ;)
     
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    Can't anyway. I sacrificed my last set of crayons trying to see if i could pee rainbows.
     
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    Damo1 version 2.0

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    No one ever wrote anything truthful in a book !
    That's why the Internet was made so we could all write absolute factual truths

    Damo1 2015
     
  11. Yorkshiretea

    Yorkshiretea B Grade Bandit

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    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.
     
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    AIRFIX GILLY WFTA World Champion 2012

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    Unshaun

    I think un Shaun used this book for several motivational techniques?!:confused:
     
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    Neil MFTA Winter League Champion 2011 and winner of som

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    And look what it did for that pr**k.
     
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    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

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    Andrew,
    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
     
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    Damo1 version 2.0

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    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
     
  16. Rutty

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    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.

    Rutty
     
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    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 :D
     
  18. TOOL

    TOOL Independent FT Pumper

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    I've found that the use of analytical flow charts help ?
     
  19. Yorkshiretea

    Yorkshiretea B Grade Bandit

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    Already read this, it's really good and well worth getting, some solid advice in there.
     
  20. AlsoFishes

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    Anyone got any recommendations for 10m pistol shooting literature?
     

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