Classical conditioning is the basis for any effective skill development program. With physical skills, the basis is neuromuscular programming, which effectively means myelination of the neuro-pathways that support movement of the appropriate muscle groups. In other words: repetition! That said, not all repetition is equal.
Practice does not make perfect, practice makes permanent. Never has there been a truer adage when it comes to shooting. A correct repetition is the basis for development of a more efficient neuromuscular pathway. An incorrect repetition is the basis for the development of a “Bad habit.” Bad habits are extremely hard to break once they become hardwired. The only way to break a bad habit is through neuromuscular “reprogramming” by extensive repetitions of the correct technique. Given a finite amount of time and ammunition for training, it is better to avoid bad habits and steer toward a path of learning and reinforcing … Read more »Continue