What are you concentrating on?

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on March 29, 2013

Blog…..sorry for delinquency……been busy.,….

The following is in answer to a question from a student after the open…..he noticed that a lot of the top shooters had the gun “mounted and their face down” for a lot longer than he did or longer than he felt we taught……

XXXXXX……….they understand the picture and where their eyes must be which is always behind the gun and they have tried to check the lead enough times that they know exactly just how much focus they can give the barrel and still break the target…….you must seek your own level and answers as to how it is supposed to look…..Scott Robertson said to me after seeing the animations that we were giving shooters all over the world the “answers to the test and the pictures that it took us as competitors 25 years to learn”………..

the shooters you speak of are NOT LOOKING DOWN THE GUN BUT ARE LOOKING BEHIND THE GUN WITH BOTH EYES FOCUSED ON THE TARGET AWAY FROM THE GUN….THIS GIVES THEM THE ABILITY TO VISUALIZE WHAT THEY ARE ABOUT TO DO AND THEN EXECUTE IT……WE ARE FINDING THAT THE MORE CLEAR YOU ARE TO YOUR BRAIN WHAT IT IS YOU ARE ASKING IT TO DO THE BETTER AND MORE QUICKLY IT WILL RESPOND AND THE SOONER THE BRAIN WILL BEGIN THE SUPPRESSION OF ANY CONFUSING OR NON PERTINENT VISUAL DATA WHICH ALLOWS FOR YOU FOCUS TO ASSEND TO HIGHER AND HIGHER LEVELS WHICH IS WHY YOU CANT TO WHAT THEY DO…….STOP TRYING TO DO IT…….

Just got an email from a student who said he finally did it……shot a whole tournament without trying to break any targets…..just make the plan and shoot the plan…..trusting the routine and his right brain to break the targets ……runner up in main…..top score on main course on second day…..2nd in FTTASC …..2nd in prelim……a lot of firsts for him……found he could not shoot 200 targets back to back and maintain focus…….left 10 to 12 targets on the main that normally he should not miss…..he said one of the best lessons was what happened to him when he got fatigued 2/3 of the way through the second 200 targets…..he found it hard to turn it off between stands and found he had a tendency to watch other peoples targets…..

btw the reason they throw their shells is because they checked it just a little too much and STILL MISSED,…..NO ONE LIKES TO PROVE THEMSELVES STUPID IN FRONT OF OTHERS ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE PAYING FOR THE PRIVILEGE……

YOU ARE STILL TRYING TO BREAK THE TARGETS…….imagine for a minute if when you walked you thought about what your feet were doing as much as you thought about what your gun is doing…….I gotta smile on my face just thinking about that …..in fact really do it…..you will see how awkward it will be and feel….the reason is that the side of the brain you are trying to use doesn’t have the band width to process all the circuits necessary to do the function of walking ……the same is true for the action of shooting moving targets….the circuits required to walk and to hit a moving target have as many as 300,000 to 500,000 parts……the brain you are trying to use can only process 40……..

one other observation…..you equate head on stock based on what you do…..will suggest to you that the shooters you see understand and look at face on stock entirely different….. they may have the gun up but not in final position until just before they shoot…..at least that is what I have seen and can witness to……lemeno what you think about what I have said…..

you are still too much involved with the gun…………just like roping a calf is not about throwing the rope it is about balance in the saddle and walking is not about your feet it too is about balance…..you must give up trying to be perfect with the gun…….anxious to see how you deal with this …..lemeno

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