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  • Evolution Of Air Gun

    Did you know that blowpipe was a predecessor of the modern air gun? Force of air got employed by ancient people since long time ago, and existing tribes still use it to propel a projectile! Air weapons have significantly evolved since then, and we know for sure that blowgun is an arch-father of the air gun which we shoot today.
  • 5 Tips For Best Pre-Competition Meals

    So what is pre-competition meal? In simple words it is food with all the essential ingredients for athletes body to fuel up before start and avoid hunger till the finish line. But in reality it is a bit more complicated. To avoid unexpected situations and body reaction every athlete must stick to simple rules.
  • TRACE Treasure Hunt!

    We adore going to shooting events. This time we're going to set our own small record - 4 countries, 2 continents in a SINGLE WEEKEND! 🌐

    To celebrate this we've prepared a little campaign for you: TRACE Treasure Hunt!

  • Here's How To Master Your Heartbeat For Higher Scores

    Target shooting is a static sport and this makes every tiniest movement influence the success. Hence a need to train your every muscle to achieve rock-solid stability. But there is this muscle that keeps on contracting in the engine room, causing the vibrations all the time. We're talking about your heart.
  • How To Define Your Dominant Eye And Make It Work With Your Dominant Hand

    Similar to handedness when persons one hand is superior to the other, ocular dominance is a term which describes the tendency to prefer visual input from one eye over the other.
  • 8 Interesting Facts about Olympic Shooting Medalists

    The International Olympic Committee officially recognizes 206 places as entrants for Olympics games. We used ‘places’ because some of them are more of territories or regions rather than countries. Some countries fell apart or renamed while blazing their trail through the history. We have tracked all the shooting medalists of the Summer Games and here's what we found out!

     

  • Blasting Rifles Over Your Local Bar - Bell Target Shooting

    The story goes back to late 19th century, right to the dawn of modern firearms culture. At these times workers and soldiers of United Kingdom aspired to improve their marksmanship skills. At that time shooters of various age started coming together to sharpen their technique in a friendly company of each other and their .22 rifles.
  • 4 Victorious Shooters Who Visited The Most Olympic Games Ever

    They say that professional shooters are like a good wine. Decent wine is characterized by the maturity and steadiness of ripening, which is a great example to describe athlete's sustainability in shooting sport.

    A fact: comparing to others, the shooting sport has the most people involved since the beginning of Summer Olympics. There are other ‘sell-outs’ too: Equestrian, Sailing and Rowing.

  • Staying Hydrated For Training Or Competition

    Water is the most important nutrient in human body. Lack of fluid causes early fatigue, de-focus, cramps and headache; in sport it also means extended physical and mental recovery. Even moderate dehydration decreases ability to concentrate and decreases movement accuracy.
  • 4 Breathing Exercises That Will Set You At Ease

    Every shooter knows that lack of breathing control might hurt accuracy. Schooling the breath control is paramount for every successful marksman, but is also good thing to practise in your everyday life! Controlled breathing not only keeps your mind and body functioning at their best, it can also lower blood pressure, promote feelings of calm and relaxation, and help you de-stress.
  • 12 Foods You Must Avoid To Succeed In Sports

    Looking forward towards taking the podium? Then avoid these nutrition disasters!

    Engagement in sports requires though-out fueling with right foods to perform well. But which foods are actually right? To find out, let's start with ones that are wrong. Here are 12 nutrition disasters every athlete should avoid!

  • Nutrition Tips Every Sports Shooter Should Follow

    Shooting isn’t a sport that requires big emphasis on nutrition. There’s no need to refill the proteins or carbohydrates after a training session to achieve good results. But this doesn’t mean nutrition can be forgotten. Here we describe the basics of nutrition that every shooting athlete should respect.
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