Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Range Fitness: Burpee Plate Rack
The drill used two MGM Targets plate racks, one staggered in front of the other. Three of the plates are painted red for no-shoots. At ten yards, perform 2 burpees (chest to ground pushup, squat jump), then engage one plate. Repeat for 9 plates. This simple drill gets the heart rate up, and provides a stressor for the otherwise simple shooting drill.
In the absence of real life or death stress and its accompanying effects, the only reasonable ways to inject stressors are physical exercise and competition. On the range, I like using burpees as they do not require any special equipment, stress the entire body, and also shake out your gear. Short sprints are also another commonly used stressor, as is some task simulating a body drag or carry.
It is not uncommon for shooting incidents to follow a foot chase, extended hand to hand fight, movement to a target site, or other exertion. This simple drill helps expose the shooter to physical stress, so you can learn how to work through it and concentrate on the shooting.
Posted by Hilton at 8:48 AM