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Comments that distract your focus in your shooting sport

Trap shooter, Gloria asks Bob: "The other day I was going out to shoot and someone made a comment. How do I get that out of my mind and get my mind back on shooting?"

Bob answers Gloria's...

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Is Trap Shooting 90% Mental?

Spencer, a young trapshooter, asks Bob Palmer, CEO and high-performance expert with SportExcel the following question:

"Is shooting clay targets 90% mental?"

Bob answers Spencer's...

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SportExcel's five rules to make visualization effective

Bob Palmer, CEO and high-performance trainer for SportExcel, shares his five rules to make visualization effective in the shooting sports.

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Clay target consistency - Quickly adjusting to any target or background

Trapshooter, Drew asks Bob Palmer: How do you adjust between differ trap clubs, be it different backgrounds or different target setups?

In the video below, Bob Palmer, High-Performance Expert,...

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Building Zone concentration in the shooting sports

This month I received a question from trapshooter Frank:

I have a lot of concentration problems but I feel like I may have changed my mount in the last week or so and I can't seem to get back to...

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Perfecting practice in the shooting sports – Quality vs Quantity

I recently received an email from Tom, a trap shooter, with the following question:

Tom asks: During handicap I dropped 7 targets out of 50!  I had not dropped that many targets during any of...

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Why do we do well in practice but panic in competition?

Trapshooter, Jim asks SportExcel CEO and high-performance expert, Bob Palmer: “I'm pretty good in practice how do I stop panicking in competition?”

Bob Palmer answers Jim's question...

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See the Target...Hit the Target: Using Peripheral Vision to pick up the Target

Trapshooter Alex asks Bob: "How do I stop my bad habit of moving my gun before I see the bird come out of the house?"

Bob gives his training tip in the following video and also has the written...

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Taking time off from your shooting sport—use it or lose it

A year ago in mid-summer, my wife went on a cruise with her parents and daughter, while I drove 5,000 miles across the country to several US clinics and saw lots of beautiful scenery. ...

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Training to compete: From calm practice into turbulent competition

My friend Dan is a white-water canoeing aficionado, not at an Olympic level, but for fun. Now that he is retired and has more free time, four or five times a year he travels across Canada and...

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