Staying Fit for Shooting

You are moving a shooting a lot in those 5 minutes. Cheyenne Dalton is sponsored by Volquartsen Firearms One of my local clubs hosts club-level matches that involve running a 5k while shooting stages … YUCK! I had no idea how much it exercised my legs until the day after the first time I did it! It combines lots of movements that help with flexibility and strength. I know that Crossfit has lots of detractors, but I think with the right coach, it is perfectly acceptable. Russian twists are probably my favorite core strength exercise. Burpees, on the other hand, are my least favorite exercise of all! Core strength is important when it comes to shooting, since you have to be able to hold yourself steady for some of the more intricate shots involved with some matches. Plus, it gives me extra confidence knowing I have the strength and stamina to make it through a 2-day match. Cheyenne Dalton is an up-and-coming junior competition in 3-gun, USPSA, and Rimfire challenge.

It seems like everything we do these days has become more and more competitive. Shooting fast isn’t the only way to win a match anymore. Staying fit for shooting is the name of the game.

I got into 3-Gun a couple of years ago and I can tell you that when I started, I was unaware of how much physical strength and agility play a role in the sport. 3-Gun is pretty unique in that, some stages may have a 5-minute par time. You are moving a shooting a lot in those 5 minutes.

Cheyenne Dalton is sponsored by Volquartsen Firearms

One of my local clubs hosts club-level matches that involve running a 5k while shooting stages … YUCK! Climbing, running, crawling, balancing, and in some cases, dragging heavy objects along the way can all be involved in a single 3-Gun stage.

With all that said, I found myself heading to the gym to try and add strength and stamina to my shooting tools. I’m 5-foot, 1-inch tall and have a slight build, so arm strength was something I was looking for. I have a great coach that understands what I’m trying to achieve and she helps me get results in a safe way.

Jumprope_Gym_Dalton Staying Fit

I try and balance my exercise routine with a variety of movements and reps. Jumping rope…

Share on Facebook0Share on Google+0Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn0
Tags from the story
More from Industry News

Venison Stew

Venison Stew Recipe There’s nothing quite like a warm bowl of stew...
Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *