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Deliberate Practice turns into Mental Representation

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on August 28, 2018

As you develop a skill through deliberate practice, you, through repetition, repeat the component parts of the skill enough times so that the brain chunks together all of the parts in the sequence and it eventually turns into a Mental Representation.  At that point the brain can reproduce all parts sequentially without thought in a consistent manner and the brain then looks at all the parts coming together as one... Read more…

Your Judgements come from Your Expectations

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on August 21, 2018

Typically how you judge whether something that happens to you is good or bad comes from your expectations especially when shooting a tournament. Under emotional pressure, people tend to revert to past negative memories and associations if they don’t affirmatively decide that they want to store their current activities, emotions, and memories more positively.  You are what you repeatedly do and you become what you ... Read more…

Testimonial - "When you are a beginner everyone is an exp...

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on August 15, 2018

When you are a beginner everyone is an expert. Just had to share this with all of you...... Testimonial from Stephen P."I bought a sporting shotgun back in February of this year to learn to shoot Skeet and the progression would then be on to Sporting Clays. It was the first time I had shot a shotgun in nearly 40 years. As a new shooter it seemed to me that almost everyone I met was an expert at sporting clays, (bec... Read more…

Humans have a 3:1 Negativity Bias

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on August 14, 2018

Psychological research has shown that humans have a 3:1 negativity bias as our default setting in storing memories. The brain naturally stores negative memories faster and stronger than positive “ones. Neuroscience and evolution give us a simple explanation. It was much more important to remember danger and threats long ago than to remember positive or happy incidents. If we remember the snake and the hot stove, w... Read more…

Become Present with your Senses

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on August 7, 2018

The goal is through an awareness of your senses to become present with your senses before you close the gun and call pull. In practice by trial and error determine which senses you as an individual can count on when everything is on the line it could be seeing, feeling or visualizing anything but thinking mechanical swing thoughts. What do we mean by sensory awareness? We mean awareness related to the five senses:... Read more…