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    Breathing control

    Has anybody got any tips on how to control your breathing while shooting with asthma

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    Hi hotshot and welcome to the forum.

    You better go introduce yourself in the introduction section before admin give you a slap on arse.

    What sort of problems do you find you get? The key to all good shooting is to relax, if you are still new to shooting maybe you are just still a little to excited therefore maybe the best thing to do is shoot down range more and get a little practice in? Get yourself more acustomed to firing a rifle, just a thought.

    Ali

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    Keeping calm, relaxed to keep the adrenalin at bay certainly helps, use your inhaliler, with regular exersise & walking, it will soon come to gether.
    3 deep breaths before a shot ,letting the last out slowly will steady your heart rate for the precision shot also. keep safe & Good luck.

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    Lifting your left leg up opens up the lungs and helps with the air flow.

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    I shoot on the natural 2 second pause between exhale and inhale( lungs almost empty) your ribs are at their most stable at that point. ( lay prone with your rifle and fill your lungs you'll feel how unstable you are compared to lungs empty) you can extend the pause a second or so but don't hold your breath your vision will start to fade very slightly if held too long. IME holding your breath halfway creates vertical stringing of your shots if you don't hold at the same point of lung fill each time. I have mild asthma and it works for me.

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    A few pointers that may helps: http://www.bestpracticeguides.org.uk..._marksman.aspx

    Remember Hotshot keep COOL

    Rgds, Buck.
    "let him without sin cast the first stone"





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    I suffer from ashma, when im going on the hill i take my inhaler as soon as i step out of they vechile to try and prevent any form of attack. But when im either in the park or woodland stalking i dont bother take ing it. Bare in mind some inhaler's while they are prevention they can at times make you shake via your hands etc. hence the reason i take mine inhaler early. But like the other chaps mention theses breathing tec-nics work well, hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eggy s View Post
    Lifting your left leg up opens up the lungs and helps with the air flow.
    ..when prone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliS View Post
    Hi hotshot and welcome to the forum.



    The key to all good shooting is to relax, if you are still new to shooting maybe you are just still a little to excited therefore maybe the best thing to do is shoot down range more and get a little practice in? Get yourself more acustomed to firing a rifle, just a thought.

    Ali
    100%. The more familiar with making a shot that you are, the calmer you are, and the less cardiac demand you will have. Shoot, shoot, shoot.~Muir

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeman View Post
    I suffer from ashma, when im going on the hill i take my inhaler as soon as i step out of they vechile to try and prevent any form of attack. But when im either in the park or woodland stalking i dont bother take ing it. Bare in mind some inhaler's while they are prevention they can at times make you shake via your hands etc. hence the reason i take mine inhaler early. But like the other chaps mention theses breathing tec-nics work well, hope this helps.
    You must be hit'n the Ventolin (blue) then weeman. I often notice this on my son, who also suffers from asthma.

    Question do you use a preventer Beclometasone (brown) ?

    Atb, Buck.
    "let him without sin cast the first stone"





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