Constantly Honing Each Circuit - Deep Deliberate Practice
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 calling pull, chasing the target down with the muzzle and then trying frantically to “fix the shot at the end”! They judge improvement by their score not by how well they predicted what they were going to do and how well they Shot by following their plan. Practicing this way involves shooting in short-term memory that does not have the memory nor the bandwidth to fire a complicated 10-part circuit like shooting a moving target with a shotgun.
So you want to consciously shoot without thinking? You gotta train it by concentrating on exactly how you want the shot to come together and visualize it as a movie so you can be clear to your brain what and how you want it to create the Shot. The more times you do this Deliberately in practice the easier it becomes for you to deliberately do it at higher and higher levels the improving of the skill becomes a virtual circle. The better the mental representation the better the skill and the better the skill the better the mental representation and so on.
This would be deep deliberate practice constantly honing each circuit and not just excepting a broken target as a success unless it is broken the way you visualized it in the preload exactly!Back to Blog