Tactical Fitness

WorkOut of the Day with a SIRT

 

When using a SIRT Training Product one can easily integrate the fine motor skills needed in shooting while performing cardio/strength training workouts. Integration of the two makes for good time management while training  fundamental shooting skills such as trigger control, strong hand only manipulation, draws, reloads, shifting sight awareness from close to far targets, etc. Working fine motor skills while the heart rate is elevated trains our bodies to perform under physical stress. Training can be as simple as setting a countdown timer on intervals and every 2 min grab the training pistol/rifle and tag 3 sets of targets. A target can be as simple as the clock or light switch.

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Great Example of a Tactical Fitness Workout

These guys are breaking new ground in integrated skillset cardio work.  Cardio work can take many forms and can incorporate many movements beyond than good ol' running or walking on the incline.  Check out this Tabata circuit (see http://www.intervaltraining.net/tabata.html for more info on this interval based circuit), it is great but take note of the Poul Ups at 2:00.   

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Training Cardio with Pistolcraft

This video shows working some AM cardio with a SIRT Pistol.  You don't necessarily need a gym to do some of these movements.  It is important to remember that a fitness regimen needs to be complete, this video is focused on cardio.  An example of a pure focused power and strenth training is shown here.

See the other tactical fitness videos such as the integrated pistocraft-cardio video the integrated pistocraft-cardio training post by the American Heros Champion SWAT Team.  If you are a CrossFit fanatic, check out the pistolcraft skills integrated in a CrossFit workout.   Stay tuned and take a look at the  tactical fitness training modules for other training modules that integrate pistolcraft with strength, cardio and physical training.

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Poul Ups!!

Poul Ups are one of the first pure strength movements that can be properly combined with fine motor skill movements and body control with pistolcraft.  Poul Christensen of Denmark came up with this concept and it is nothing short of brilliant.  The movement is a derivative of horizontal pull-ups but with one hand and torqueing the body to an upward stable position while breaking a shot.  Poul is former Danish Military and distributing the SIRT and providing training with his business partner Lars Hagemann in Europe.

Although this movement requires a great deal of strength, the fine motor movements require exceptional trigger control.  The sight will not stay very steady as the body gets tired.  Therefore the shooter has to execute solid trigger mechanics to break the shot as sight picture becomes acceptable.  Generally sight picture is only acceptable for a short window so we have to break the shot on demand and not disturb the muzzle (or sufer a miss!).

See the other tactical fitness videos such as the integrated pistocraft-cardio video the integrated pistocraft-cardio training post by the American Heros Champion SWAT Team.  If you are a CrossFit fanatic, check out the pistolcraft skills integrated in a CrossFit workout.   Stay tuned and take a look at the  tactical fitness training modules for other training modules that integrate pistolcraft with strength, cardio and physical training.

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Crossfit with Pistolcraft

Steve Gowin and Brian Pacey pioneered training with SIRT Pistols to get more out of their Crossfit type workouts. Another benefit of this training is that they have to break up there rhythm and draw the SIRT. In one form, a trainer calls out targets for them to identify in sequence. It is not as easy at it looks.

Get Low 1: Drills Under the Cage, Mike Hughes shows a set up to train staying low when shooting

This video introduces the "cage" where we are forced to stay low while doing drills. The cage mandates that we stay low and not creep up. Getting low and being comfortable in a crouch is a 1000 mile journey. Staying low requires leg strength, hip mobility and balance. All of these skill sets are not something that can be mastered in a training session, a week or even a year.
"I ain't going to lie to you, it sucks."

Get Low 2: Drills Under the Cage, Thomas Heckens and Mike Hughes shows a set up to get low doing left right drills

Its a 1000 mile journey but getting lower has numerous benefits. A "Cage" will force us to stay low while doing drills.
In this drill Thomas and I are getting a lot of reps in and we have to stay low when we slam into position. You can test this yourself and see if you get stable more quickly when you come into position low.

Tactical Fitness: American Hero Challenge Winners Show Their Training Techniques

2010 American Hero Challenge winners show how they integrate their pistolcraft with cardio training.

This training integrates SIRT training with cardiovascular work.

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