Whats your mind set when practicing?

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RE: Whats your mind set when practicing?

Postby msbadger » Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:14 pm

Thats where each to their own and what works for an individual would come in to play[;)]

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RE: Whats your mind set when practicing?

Postby paulie » Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:31 pm

Most of the time when I practice, I try to focus on proper form! When I first started shooting a bow (about 20 yrs ago), I pretty much taught myself so, My form was "less than perfect"! A few years back, I spent some time shooting at my local proshop. The owner immediately took notice (of my poor form) and, began to point out things I was doing wrong. Not in a negative way, but in a very constructive manner. Since that time, I try to focus on "undoing" the bad habits I had formed over the years! 

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RE: Whats your mind set when practicing?

Postby MSHunter » Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:42 pm

There's an old Legion saying -- "Easy training, tough war. Tough training, easy war." I generally take this approach with any type of training, be it physical exercise or practicing my shooting skills. I try to practice as if the practice were the real thing and I won't get another opportunity. I find this approach helps me to stay focused on the particular task.

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RE: Whats your mind set when practicing?

Postby Woods Walker » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:39 am

ORIGINAL: MSHunter

There's an old Legion saying -- "Easy training, tough war. Tough training, easy war." I generally take this approach with any type of training, be it physical exercise or practicing my shooting skills. I try to practice as if the practice were the real thing and I won't get another opportunity. I find this approach helps me to stay focused on the particular task.

 
I helped coach girl's fastpitch travel teams for 6 years when my daughter played. Your statement reminds me of two "inspirational" sayings I saw on some t-shirts at the various tournaments we went to:
 
"Practice like you play!"
 
and my favorite........
 
"I BUST my a** at practice, so I can KICK yours during a game!"
Hunt Hard,

Kill Swiftly,

Waste Nothing,

Offer No Apologies.....

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RE: Whats your mind set when practicing?

Postby MT_Bowhunter » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:56 am

During the bad months here in Montana, practice is done at the indoor ranges, as we have two of them.  One has 10, 20, 30 and 40 yards to practice at, and the other has just a 20 yard for targets, Techno Hunt and indoor 3D.
 
So when I practice using a 5 spot target, I view each spot as the kill zone.  Then if I feel like it I bring out my Caldwell tri-fold cardboard deer target and set it up for a one arrow shot.
 
A buddy of mine, is currently making an outdoor range out west of town.  And it will be pretty much set up with targets ranging from 3D to large bag targets but giving a differant approach unlike the indoor range for a more life like practice.
 
 
Have fun and shoot straight

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RE: Whats your mind set when practicing?

Postby MSHunter » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:40 am

ORIGINAL: Woods Walker

ORIGINAL: MSHunter

There's an old Legion saying -- "Easy training, tough war. Tough training, easy war." I generally take this approach with any type of training, be it physical exercise or practicing my shooting skills. I try to practice as if the practice were the real thing and I won't get another opportunity. I find this approach helps me to stay focused on the particular task.


[size="3"]I helped coach girl's fastpitch travel teams for 6 years when my daughter played. Your statement reminds me of two "inspirational" sayings I saw on some t-shirts at the various tournaments we went to:[/size]
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[size="3"]"Practice like you play!"[/size]
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[size="3"]and my favorite........[/size]
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[size="3"]"I BUST my a** at practice, so I can KICK yours during a game!"[/size]


WW,
These saying are definitely out of the same mold. No matter how how one phrases it, the meaning is the same, preparation is the key.

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