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Shooting Accurately Under Stress

By The ITS Crew

While shooting accurately under stress is not a new concept, it’s one that’s very important to consider working into your training.

There’s never a time in a real world situation where using a firearm is stress-free, no matter if you’re Law Enforcement, Military or just a concealed-carry citizen forced to act.

In every stressful situation, shot placement is key. On top  dealing with mental and physical fatigue, you have to put down the threat as quickly and efficiently as possible while maintaining your situational awareness, scanning for that next possible threat.

What sparked this post was an excellent video posted on the CrossFit workout of the day for 07/16/09, called “Helen Get Your Gun.” <– Watch this video!

If you’re familiar with the CrossFit workout Helen, then you’ll see that they substituted the regular pull-ups in the workout for push-press due to most ranges not having a pull-up bar.

Something we really love about this workout is that it’s easily  reproducible  at any range.

All it requires is in addition to the regular equipment you take to the range is a Kettlebell (or dumbell), Olympic Weight Lifting Bar and the amount of weight you’ll be using on the bar.

While “Helen Get Your Gun” is “bringing the gym to the range,” an alternative is “bringing the range to the gym,” as shown below in Military Athlete’s video which  combines a high intensity workout with simunition shooting.

What different things have you been doing to introduce stress into your shooting?

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