Training Secret From The NFL Combine, Olympians, & Serious Shooters

Friday through Monday marked the 2018 NFL Combine.

The Combine is a chance for prospective pro players to show off their talents for NFL scouts before the draft.  They run timed sprints, obstacle drills, test vertical leap, bench press, and more.

The fate of many young men’s lives are determined and teams make hiring decisions worth hundreds of millions of dollars based on what happens there.

In addition to jumping, sprinting, and bench pressing, in recent years, teams have sent experts to meet with prospects to assess their vision.

Not just how clearly they can see a chart.

But how quickly they can shift focus.

How wide their peripheral view is.

How accurate their depth perception is.

How coordinated their eyes are.

How well they can see while they’re moving or stressed (standard vision tests are stationary).

Why?

Because vision is one of the best predictors of how well an athlete will perform as a pro…regardless of the sport.

If what you want to do involves movement and stress, vision is vital.

Since vision is a skill, top college teams have started serious vision training programs…and Alabama’s performance in the last play of the NCAA Football BCS Championship was a perfect illustration of the results.

Olympians have embraced vision training as well.  The first Friday of the Olympics, NBC showed Japanese skater, Yuzuru Hanyu warming up…a big part of the warmup that they showed was vision and inner ear drills.  He went on to win gold.

If you look at paid training programs for NFL prospects getting ready for the combine, guess what one of the things is that they stress the most?  Vision training.

Pro athletes use vision training, fighter pilots use vision training, special operations personnel use vision training, and you should too.

Vision training can have a quicker, bigger impact on your ability to shoot quickly and accurately than any other single thing you can do.

What most people don’t realize is that vision will naturally degrade over time if you don’t keep it sharp.  It’s a use-it-or-lose-it situation.  If you haven’t been exercising your vision and pushing it beyond what you need on a daily basis, it’s safe to say that it has degraded significantly from what it could be.

The cool thing is that vision happens to be a skill that can give you big rewards with very little effort and HUGE rewards if you take it seriously.

With a few minutes per day of vision training, done while you’re going about your life, you can have wider peripheral awareness and peripheral vision. You can shift focus quicker, process visual input quicker. You can observe and identify threats and opportunities earlier and more accurately.

One of the vision training drills I do is to see what speed I can be driving and still read the license plates of oncoming cars.  (Don’t do this drill while driving until you have done it as a passenger and know that it won’t be too stressful and won’t be dangerous for you.)

I wore glasses for 25+ years, and couldn’t really see clearly or quickly enough to read oncoming license plates.  But I started working on it while driving and last night, as an example, I was reading all 6 characters on the license plates of oncoming cars with just a glance at 45-55 miles per hour–without glasses, contacts, or surgery.

And, since 80% of sensory input comes from your eyes, in a tactical situation, tactical vision training can get you an edge over a younger, faster, stronger attacker. It can help you avoid threats and respond to the ones you can’t avoid quicker.

And that’s why I want to encourage you to check out my Tactical Vision Training course.

It’s one of the quickest and highest leverage things you can do to improve not only your speed and accuracy with a pistol, but almost every area of your life that’s impacted by vision.  Vision training has a dramatic impact for young whipper snappers, but the impact oftentimes gets greater the older and more compromised your vision is.

Look, you may not be a Division 1, Olympic, or pro athlete.  You may not be a pro shooter or a Tier I operator, but you can still use the same training methods that are separating the best in the world from the rest of the best and get quick, DRAMATIC results.

Learn more about Tactical Vision Training now by clicking >HERE<.  It’s also included with my Private Video Coaching program, which is perfect for serious shooters looking to go deeper.

 

 

 

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