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

Like every year, this year’s NFL Combine was truly impressive.

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…they normally take care of that with surgery or contacts.

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).

How quickly and accurately they can convert visual input into explosive movement.


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…in some cases investing big $$ into vision training for their athletes.

Olympians have embraced vision training as well.  In the 2018 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 (including UFC fighters) 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.

Regardless of what genetics you were born with, (or believe you were born with) vision training has the ability to help you unlock hidden potential in record time.

What most people don’t realize is that vision will naturally degrade over time if you don’t continually hone the edge.

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…if that sounds like something a trainer in a gym would say about working out, you’re right.  The speed and accuracy of your vision follows the same use-it-or-lose-it principle as your vertical leap or sprint times.

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 it was a struggle to read oncoming license plates…even with my glasses on.

But I started working on it and before I knew it, 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.

I hear feedback from people who say they’re better able to sense threats in their rear view mirrors, trip less, golf WAY better, enjoy reading more, have less trouble with stairs and more.

On the shooting side, they pick up their sights quicker, have less trouble with tunnel vision, observe threats further out to the side, make quicker transitions, and make better hits on the move and on moving targets.

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 our Tough Secchi Target Balance and Vision Training.  (If reading is frustrating for you, I’ve got a video presentation on it >HERE<)

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.

And, here’s a gut check for you…things are crazy in the world right now.  I want to ask you 2 questions…

If things go pear shaped, do you think it would be easier to survive with better vision skills or worse vision skills?

If things DON’T go pear shaped, do you think life would be more enjoyable with better vision skills or worse vision skills?

It’s a no-brainer.

Learn more about the vision training that’s so powerful and effective, it’s not only improving how people shoot…it’s changing lives by clicking >HERE< and, again, if video is easier, go >HERE<



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