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“Winners are Never Afraid to Lose”

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on June 30, 2020

I was watching a NASCAR event on TV the other day that had a lot of collisions. One occurred with 20 laps to go. As the pace car came out to restart the race, the announcers talked about the drivers weaving in and out, trying to heat up their tires. They went on and on about how reckless it was with only 20 laps left. “They should be more careful,” they said, “or they could lose the race here at the end!” The onl... Read more…

Prediction and Long-Term Memory

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on June 24, 2020

Regardless of outcome, any shot without a prediction and an execution based on the prediction will not make it to long-term memory. It will remain in your short-term memory, which is an expert at forgetting what it just did! Search for “building long-term memory” in the Knowledge Vault and see what you find. The more detailed and visual your prediction is, the easier it is for your brain to retrieve parts of d... Read more…

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…

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…