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Constantly Honing Each Circuit - Deep Deliberate Practice

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 19, 2020

So practice is not about breaking the targets it is however about preloading the Shot and deliberately firing the chunks sequentially to make it easier and easier for the brain to anticipate ahead of the present and perform the skill without you thinking. We see the most important and yet the most wasted part of improvement is what and how you practice. The overwhelming number of shooters who try to improve are ca... Read more…

Here it is day 3,080 of quarantine or so it feels like an...

Author: Vicki Ash
Posted on May 12, 2020

Here it is day 3,080 of quarantine or so it feels like anyway.  We have had the office closed down since March 20 and have been spending our time cleaning out boxes of stuff. We moved into that office in August 2003 and there were boxes up there that still had the moving company numbers on them.  Those were the first to go.  After a few weeks the county opened up the outside ranges so at least we could do some tea... Read more…

Deliberate Practice - Perform the Skill Without Thinking

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 12, 2020

If you practice deliberately and with a detailed preload of the movie of the shot coming together, before you close the gun and call pull, then again through repetition the brain can recognize the exact skill you are planning to use and can anticipate ahead of every action in the sequence which allows for you to perform the skill without thinking because the skill now resides in your long term memory because you t... Read more…

Develop Skill Through Deliberate Practice

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 5, 2020

In the past when you have been shooting well nothing matters and everything is quiet between your ears but how does this not thinking occur? When you are shooting well it’s as if the brain already knows what needs to be done to hit the targets and it just happens without thought but how does this no thought situation really occur? In his book “Peak” Anders Erickson explains how the brain sees skill as a pattern of... Read more…

How Do You NOT Think?

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on April 28, 2020

Our research has shown us that almost every thought a shooter has while performing will eventually bring his/her focus/attention back to the barrel and or the lead. In some instances the omni presence of the seemingly uninterrupted stream of random thoughts turns into an avalanche of eventually negative “gibberish” none of which if you heard someone else say would make any sense. So where does this come from and w... Read more…