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    Quote Originally Posted by montana View Post
    Any diet that maintains ones basic health. Lets get real, there is no diet specific that could realistically be considered a marksmanship diet that could not be matched to a healthy diet. Marksman ship is not a physically demanding endeavor demanding a specialized diet. Any diet which provides healthy nutrition for ones over all nutritional needs based on age, sex "chromosome determined, not identity" health, etc, is all that is required. It would be better to discuss which specific exercises, "healthy life choices" that could be a detriment or asset for marksmanship skills. I do know low rep, heavy lifting can destroy fine motor skills compared to higher rep, lighter weight. Cardio exercise will improve blood flow for eye sight, dexterity and focus. There are more important factors for marksmanship than a specific diet. Perhaps eat more carrots LOL.
    Montana:

    About the diet, exactly. Although I believe one could focus some foods on things like eyesight and the central nervous system, there is nothing specific I know of.

    About the exercises -- I wouldn't be so fast to correlate strength training with poor fine motor skills but I sure do agree that exercise will improve marksmanship performance. It will improve all performance.

    So what marksmanship specific exercises would you recommend?

    Got to do my first training session of the day.

    LR55

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    Quote Originally Posted by LR1955 View Post
    Bj:

    Sorry but I didn't ask what diet you followed.

    I asked what diet would be ideal for marksmanship performance.

    There are diets that are ideal for marathon runners, swimmers, alpine and Nordic skiers, weight lifters, cross fitters, etc. Got to be one out there for marksmen.

    Just asking but it needs to be focused on improving marksmanship skills.

    LR55
    OK then. Never mind.

    Perhaps there are some marksmen reading this that can tell you what they eat.
    Last edited by bj139; 02-06-2018 at 02:14 PM.

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    I find these 2 things helpful to enhance my marksmanship, daily use of a grip exerciser turned upside down to exercise my trigger finger and practice, practice, practice. Daily walks for general exercise, at 77 sex is no longer a factor, but lots of hugs and kisses are still a good thing for the mind and body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LR1955 View Post
    Montana:

    About the diet, exactly. Although I believe one could focus some foods on things like eyesight and the central nervous system, there is nothing specific I know of.

    About the exercises -- I wouldn't be so fast to correlate strength training with poor fine motor skills but I sure do agree that exercise will improve marksmanship performance. It will improve all performance.

    So what marksmanship specific exercises would you recommend?

    Got to do my first training session of the day.

    LR55
    I never said strength training in general but heavy lifting. I did a combination of power lifting, body building, for a little over 20 years. Besides gaining incredible strength and stamina, I also had an increase in shaking. I noticed it when using a cutting torch and looking through binoculars. Nothing, drastic but noticeable. I had to learn how to brace myself better when shooting. My shooting buddy shot high power and there was no way I could have competed with him because of my shaking. Because of age and injuries, I lightened my weights during my work outs and the shaking subsided. The benefits of heavy lifting were many but steady motor skills were not one of them. For shooting skills, I would focus on normal weight training and cardio like cross county skiing, mountain biking, swimming, martial arts, etc. I have never done it, but I bet yoga would be advantages for fine motor skills. A daily stretching regiment would also be advantages. I'm no sports medicine expert but I do know what effects different exorcise endeavors have had on me. Now if you have a cure for old age, please don't be shy!

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