Sufficient strength, conditioning, and agility are all critical aspects concerning our focus on dynamic shooting. Dynamic shooting includes IPSC and IDPA shooting, defensive shooting, Western-style shooting, tactical shooting, combat shooting and some Olympic disciplines, including trap, skeet, speed pistol and, in our opinion, the hardest type of dynamic shooting that exists, biathlon.
If a “top” shooter ever tells you that they don’t train physically, you can be sure that they are liberal with the truth. Dynamic shooting is more than just handguns; it includes shotguns and long rifles as well. These firearms require specific physical abilities to successfully control them.
The following chapters provide more details of the exercises we consider important to develop to successfully master dynamic shooting. Some muscle groups are more engaged in dynamic shooting than others. This doesn’t mean that we can ignore these muscle groups, after all the body works as a single unit.
As the name dynamic shooting implies, we are going to need strength and dynamism.
Strength can be divided into:
a./ static strength
b./ dynamic strength and
You don’t need static strength to master dynamic shooting, and we are convinced that you don’t need it in your everyday life. There is no way to make any progress in dynamic shooting without dynamic strength and endurance. Big muscles are not necessary for someone to possess the right amount of strength. Just the opposite, large muscles may be an unnecessary load, and they have an inherent weight, a weight that is borne by the joints. Large muscles need more oxygen in various activities, and we know well that oxygen simply is in short supply during certain physical activities 🙂
We’ve divided the training exercises themselves into six groups.