2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

This guy is good..at breathing AND shooting..

If you read my post last week about range time the previous weekend you may remember me going on about how relaxed you can get by shooting. Here is a video of a Marine scout sniper doing just that under some moderate duress. I never realized what diaphragmatic breathing could do for shooting but I have had some experience practicing it with some meditation training I have had. If you were wondering the majority of people breath normally with the upper lobes of your lungs. Take a deep breath and notice how your chest rises. Those are your upper lobes expanding, the smaller of the two pairs of lobes lobes you have. Now try breathing by slowly inhaling and forcing your stomach out, if you can you will notice that your chest doesn't nearly heave as much but you do get a bigger lungful of air using your lower lobes. So why do we breath the other "normal" way? Simple, its easier. To breathe with your diaphragm it takes more effort and unless you are in shape and an athlete most people tend to go the easy route. Anyway, I am not nearly at good at controlling my body as "Mike" in the video. Good luck Mike on your next deployment. That's cost savings in action folks, he can do with a $1 match grade .308 round what it takes a $50,000 JDAM to do sometimes...

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