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Do you warm up before a match? You should!

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On 8/26/2016 at 2:54 PM, JimmyN9 said:

Question to those who do run...how long/far on average on match day? 

not far. generally half a mile or a bit more. Just enough to start feeling warm-ish, so my hands aren't freezing.

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Before I shoot a match I do stretching to get my legs and body a little more flexible.  Also in the sage area I do a few draws from holster and finding my sight picture.

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Lately I've been running for 15 min before leaving for a match.  Enough to get a good sweat going but not over doing it.  Seems to help.

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I've found I do my best when I shoot 150-200 rounds a few days before the match, it's nice to be 100% sure of where the sights are and that everything is working as expected.  I'll practice my gun handling a little bit the day before to make sure it feels natural and smooth, usually draws and reloads with a few table starts, maybe 15-20 minutes tops.  I'm there for Saturday morning set-up most matches and it helps to get the blood moving and stretch out a bit.  I don't mind running back and forth to the barn for that reason.  If you are stiff stretching out is always a good idea in the morning.  Once everything is set-up I'll get my gear together and head to the safe table.  After a few draws I'm ready to go and I find it helps to confirm sight picture for the first shot.

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I like sit in my car and watch the RO's run through their stages. Sometimes I drink coffee.  :rolleyes:

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One should do a few draws at the very least?   In the safe area!!!

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9 minutes ago, jwayne said:

One should do a few draws at the very least?   In the safe area!!!

I do them in my car while I finish my breakfast beer.

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22 hours ago, jwayne said:

One should do a few draws at the very least?   In the safe area!!!

And reloads in the porta potty. 

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On Monday, May 02, 2016 at 3:47 PM, Jake Di Vita said:

It must be, because from my memory I've seen exactly one in the midwest since 2002ish. Trust me, I'd love to be able to warm up with live fire before a match.

Those damn Area 6 guys.  They shoot 12 months a year, AND have a warmup bay.

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When I put my gun in the holster from the sleeve, I'll do maybe two to three dry fires. I don't put on my gear there though, and we don't have a huge line of people waiting to holster in the safe area though either.

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I find that it is necessary to warm up. If I do not, I ALWAYS have a bad first stage. I really notice this in practice where I don't warm up at all. I also don't like warming up in the safety area, as other people need to get ready for the match, and this can cause delays. I try to dry fire for 30-45 minutes in the hotel room or at home (local match) before I am there. I usually use two brothers dry fire on youtube for practice in my hotel room or at home before a match. I find that this really helps!

 

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I work at an indoor range, so I'll make a stop over before they open on the morning of the match and warm up on draws and transitions down range. Once I get to the match, its draws, trigger press, and empty reloads at the safe table. 

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Never have - But I think I’m going to start now. I usually blow up the first stage or two and then settle in.. Really wish I could put a couple magazines through before every match. I almost always shoot better if I get a little bit of trigger time pre match.

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Im finding some dry fire / moving dry fire drills the morning of a match is making a difference. Also, going to a safe area for dry fire immediately before shooting helps.

 

If dry fire at home is what takes the greats to the next level, why couldnt it be good warm up before live fire?

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Just shot hard as hell after shooting the nationals. Warmed up with my guns with dry fire practice and my muscles. Made a huge difference. Felt ready to go every day, not just after the third or fourth stage. Moving stretches with a light jog to get the blood flowing, worked perfect 

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