5 Ways To Reduce Anxiety At Your First Match

https://www.ssusa.org/articles/2018/8/5/5-ways-to-reduce-anxiety-at-your-first-match/

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There was a guy a few weeks ago, he was just shaking, his whole body. I took him aside and talked to him. Next stage he was much better.

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It’s something you learn in martial arts. It’s just controlled breathing.

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Probably the best way to avoid anxiety at a shootin’ match is to be prepared and have complete confidence in that preparation.
It’s amazing how many people will show up to a match without so much as even reading the rule book.
It’s almost as silly as showing up to a motorcycle race without a clue as to how to ride.
Blame it on tv where actors can pretend to be anything the script sez, regardless of talent.

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“What do you mean I cant just blaze all the targets with a drum?”

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I received the book “Mental Marksmanship” as a gift a couple years ago and still think back to some of the lessons when I find myself getting overwhelmed. It makes excellent points about shooting under stress and how important muscle memory is. I’d highly recommend it for any level of shooter.

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