Originally Posted by cblowe13
Any suggestions on breathing techniques when shooting a rifle? My groups haven't been what they should be and I would like to here what you have to say. Hopefully axxe will chime in a few words of wisdom.
You want to breath from your diaphragm (abdominal muscles) and not from your chest. In through nose out through your mouth, this exchanging of air allows you to focus and still yourself. Picture; Breath clear and calm like a newborn sleeping.
Ideally trigger pull should occur between heartbeats.. However when I'm asked about trigger squeeze and holding ones breath.
My mantra is.
*exhale to halfway point
*stop & hold breath
Stopping and holding your breath halfway on the exhale temporarily by-passes your body's early warning systems of "we are not breathing here"