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Exercise Your Way to Higher Scores

Exercise Your Way to Higher Scores

When shooting skeet, if you’re loading one shell at a time for single targets, you’re lifting an 8-1/2 to 9-1/2-pound gun as many as 20 or more times each round.

If you’re in a tournament, shooting 200 rounds for the day, you’ve lifted your gun 160 to 170 times.

Often, it’s not the best shot, but the best conditioned who will end up winning their class. Fatigue can be as much a cause of missed targets as anything else.

Training with light weights, maybe no more than 15 or 20 pounds, but doing many repetitions, will add to your upper body strength, and hopefully, your scores.

By Barry Greenberg