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Winter exercises to stay in shape for shooting.

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by roger stoddard, Feb 1, 2012.

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  1. roger stoddard

    roger stoddard TS Member

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    What would be a good exercise to keep in shape and be ready for shooting in the spring? I have heard of practicing mounting your gun. Any ideas? Roger
     
  2. vpr80

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    Push-ups.
     
  3. Shawn

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    Roger
    There is no bad exercise. The gun lifts are great because they target the specific muscles.

    Walking, swimming or any Cardio will help with your stamina.

    Shawn
     
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    All of the above and Terry Jordans wall chart. Believe me IT WORKS.
     
  5. doublea

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    Isn't the best exercise actually going out and shooting? I live in Minnesota and shoot year round. Adam
     
  6. Claymuncher

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    For stretching do a search for golf stretchs, they are the best all around.

    CM
     
  7. John Browning

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    I just got back from a 25 mile bike ride, hit the hills pretty hard, my doctor thinks lactic acid is great for clearing arteries. I also go to the gym once or twice a week and do weights and when I can't get out and shoot I do 200 doubles on my Dry Fire. I'm 63, so I really don't know what the old guys do. John 8703697
     
  8. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    Thought you where around a lot longer than that. LOL
     
  9. GW22

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    I practice mounting my wife. And I haven't been getting enough exercise lately.

    -Gary
     
  10. roger stoddard

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    Thanks for the comments! I'll try the push-ups, can't hurt (well after a few days that is). Roger
     
  11. shotgunshoot

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    And when you feel fit enough for shooting, add ShotgunScore.com to your arsenal! Get ready! :)

    AE
     
  12. BuddyTrapChamp

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    keep Shooting
     
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    Brown bottle elbow bends. I work on a six pack a night. Stenghens the lower arms for bringing your gun up and also works on building up your stamina for calcutta nights. Burp... Will be up to 16 oz soon.

    Bob
     
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    That was funny, GW22!
     
  15. Star4Ever

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    Here is what I do... on a daily basis I practice mounting my shotgun 50 times... first 25 with eyes open then last 25 with eyes closed then open them to see the resultant alignment. After that 10 more mounts but this time with the shotgun mounted I "write" my name in script with the front dot.

    This helps quite a bit for keeping the fine muscles in tune.

    These drills are also very good for new beginning shooters.

    On top of that I go to the gym each day and do cardio and free weights alternating each day.

    Takes alot of discipline.
     
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    Cut, split and stack firewood !
     
  17. BILL GRILL

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    40 oz curls!
     
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    Got a tower out back that flashes 4 red lights all day long bout 2 miles away. I aim at the flashing lights and do my best to hold the bead or scope on the light while it is going on and off. This has worked magic with me keeping my head down and holding steady. This will work with any longer that your average distance shot. Get used to aiming at something farther away and the normal shots will be much much easier.

    I don't recommend performing this style of practice with a loaded gun...
     
  19. Psycho

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    I climb a tower with four flashing red lights. I have a strange feeling somebody is watching?
     
  20. tcr1146

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    I did not see Leo or Harlan or Ricky list their workouts?! Tom Rhoads
     
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