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Practice to Shoot under Pressure

July 12, 2016
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Shoot Under Pressure


It may sound silly but hunting is a sport and you the hunter are an athlete. It is very important to train you body to handle those activities that you will encounter in the field. And one of the most important thing we face as hunters is shooting under pressure and or shooting with and elevated heart beat…..


You can listen how to here

For this workout you will need your bow and a field or and area that you can safely run and shoot your bow.  I suppose you can do this with a rifle as well but you have to be extremely careful you check all your surroundings and where you’re shooting.




It is a very simple exercise. Begin by setting up a target at your medium distance, your half way point or your middle pin. Draw a shooting line. Then draw a line 60 yards  behind your shooting line, this is your starting line. Place your bow and six arrows at the shooting line.


*****Make sure you warm up and stretch entire body and especially your legs back and arms.



Begin at starting line sprint from starting line to shooting line immediately pick up your bow, knock an arrow, and shoot. Try to shoot as quickly as possible. Walk back to the starting line and as soon as you get there turn around and run back to shooting line again. Repeat until you shoot all six arrows. Shoot standing


Retrieve your arrows this is your rest. Set your bow and arrows back at the shooting line

Now instead of sprints do 20 push ups at the shooting line then shoot, no rest in between sets.  Shoot from seated position


Next set instead of push up do burpies or crunches 20 reps then shoot.. Shoot from a kneeling position


You get the idea… try to mix it up doing different physical activities and shooting from different positions.. I usually only do about 3 sets of this type of work because it a function training exercise not really designed as a fitness training session although it will get your heart going and you will burn some calories doing it…


That’s is short and sweet. By doing this workout you are A) learning how to shoot under pressure B) Learning how to shoot when your heart is pumping uncontrollably as it may when that bruiser comes in C) it’s a great fun cardio workout D) Helps make your shots become more instinctual…..

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John Stallone Marketing Director: The Hunting Channel Host of Days in the Wild Content coordinator: for The Outdoor Insiders Field Editor for Earned DIY journal  Facebook Twitter Instagram I am the marketing Director for The Hunting Channel, a National pro-staff shooter for Mathews, Swhacker, trufire, Sneek Tec, Bow IQ , cogburn and Gold tip as well as many more . I am a outdoor videographer and writer in the hunting industry. My program is viewed over  4million x monthly, I am a published outdoor writer and have over 4 million views on youtube and receive traffic upwards of 65 million each year on my video clips. I have completed my whitetail slam and currently working on my super slam. My TV show was voted viewer’s choice for 2014 on Carbon TV and I have been successfully producing shows for over 11 years. Here is some of my video work: Chevy :Mathews, Tenzing Swhacker Broadheads, Cogburn    Here is a sample of my Hunting Show My books: The Whitetail Hunter’s Blueprint The Secrets of Hunting Western Game  Some of my accolades:  Featured in Tom Miranda's book rut hunters  Certified Deer Steward from QDMA and Clemson University Certified Wildlife Manager from Penn Foster Master Degree from Colorado State in Rangeland Management and Ecology   Some more about me:  1981 first deer hunt 1990 first deer with a bow 1996 won first archery tournament 1998 Received a Bachelor’s of Science from Grand Canyon University 2001 Started shooting Mathews as Pro-shop field staff 2002 Became chief of Infield testing for Huntech Inc 2004 started The Hunting Channel online 2004 Published First article in Midwest Whitetails 2005 Started TV Show Days in The Wild 2006 Release 1st book The Ultimate Guide to staying Scent Free 2006 Enter # 11 pope and young by spot and stalk Antelope 2007 Started Market My Hunting Business 2007 Started THC’s Tip of The Week 2008 Released  2nd Book The Secrets of Hunting Western Game 2008 Began The Hunt Fit Program 2009 Released 3rd Book The Whitetail Hunters Blueprint 2009 Began The Hunting Channel Blog 2013 Completed Master’s of Science Rangeland Management and Ecology 2013 Was awarded  The Whitetail Slam 2013 Was featured in Tom Miranda’s book The Rut Hunters 2014 Became Field Editor for Earned Magazine 2014 -2015  Days in The Wild awarded Viewer’s Choice Carbon TV 2015 first to Harvest a Florida Mt. Ibex with a bow on film 2015 Became The Content Coordinator for The Outdoor Insiders