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Shoot Every Tournament You Can

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on October 6, 2020

If you want to push yourself, I encourage you to go and shoot every tournament you can possibly get into, if you have the time and can afford to do it.  It’s occurred to me that this is one of the main reasons top shooters are top shooters. Yes, they see the same targets delivered in so many different ways: the speeds, lines, backgrounds and angles from the many tournaments that they’ve shot at.  Not only d... Read more…

Linking Your Movements Together

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on September 29, 2020

As you go on the journey of shooting single targets, you work on perfecting your game through repetition. You work on being critical; not about whether you broke the target, but how the target was broken. You can then begin to attach similar links of movement to certain shots.  Linking these movements allows the brain to begin to categorize certain shot sequences that it can begin to call upon when faced with ... Read more…

The Brain’s Synchronous Circuits

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on September 22, 2020

I’m intrigued by the concept of the brain combining parts of different circuits and coming up with a synchronous circuit that will break a specific target. I've never really looked at the fact that the brain might combine parts of two or three different circuits to do this.  Think about how many variables in sporting clays targets are unknown. Then it only makes sense that what we've accepted as “just the way ... Read more…

Freeing Yourself from Mechanical Thinking

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on September 15, 2020

Shooting singles in different break points is so critical, and playing the game is so powerful! Playing the game - shooting single targets in your predicted break point - forces you to recall the circuit that your brain knows will break that target the way you want it broken. It’s based on your visual movie in your preload. It’s so relaxing when you do this because it frees you from all mechanical thinking. ... Read more…

Make the Post-Shot Routine a Habit

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on September 8, 2020

The vivid preload is so essential, and it comes from making the post-shot routine a habit. People don’t do a post-shot routine, which is the part of building performance that’s wasted the most. The brain has done a miraculous thing by putting together the circuit to break a 50-yard chandelle or a 25-to-30-yard quartering away bird screaming away from you. You use the challenge move on it, smoke it, and you exp... Read more…