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Posted: 4/12/2016 12:01:10 AM EDT
http://soldiersystems.net/2016/04/05/the-opportunity-costs-of-stress-induced-training/

With regards to tactical training, the give and take is between creating a realistic training environment without distracting the learning process. For example, a worthwhile stress shoot may physically exert a student prior to engaging in a course of fire. A distracting stress shoot may unnecessarily exhaust a shooter to the extent that performance becomes irrelevant.
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At a commercial shooting school that was fun-but distracted from learning-we were maced prior to engaging in a break contact drill. Did this induce stress? Absolutely, but it wasn’t meaningful because it was not patterned after any type of real world situation. Under these circumstances, harder was different, but arguably not better for students.

But I’ve never done push-ups or a kettle bell carry before getting in a firefight! The validity of conducting PT prior to a course of fire is that it is fundamentally different than the shooting activity itself. This allows students to disassociate the two acts, which mitigates any chance for misinterpretation of the overall training objective.
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Good article well worth the read.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 2:13:45 PM EDT
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Good article well worth the read.
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Yes, well written, and worth the read.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:23:51 PM EDT
Thanks for posting OP.  Your posts are very informative.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 7:12:50 PM EDT
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http://soldiersystems.net/2016/04/05/the-opportunity-costs-of-stress-induced-training/

With regards to tactical training, the give and take is between creating a realistic training environment without distracting the learning process. For example, a worthwhile stress shoot may physically exert a student prior to engaging in a course of fire. A distracting stress shoot may unnecessarily exhaust a shooter to the extent that performance becomes irrelevant.
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At a commercial shooting school that was fun-but distracted from learning-we were maced prior to engaging in a break contact drill. Did this induce stress? Absolutely, but it wasn’t meaningful because it was not patterned after any type of real world situation. Under these circumstances, harder was different, but arguably not better for students.

But I’ve never done push-ups or a kettle bell carry before getting in a firefight! The validity of conducting PT prior to a course of fire is that it is fundamentally different than the shooting activity itself. This allows students to disassociate the two acts, which mitigates any chance for misinterpretation of the overall training objective.
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Good article well worth the read.
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We were always made to run 100 yards down and then 100 rounds back then engaged. 25 push-ups, engage. 25 sit-ups, engage. 100 yards down and 100 yards back, engage. I don't care who you are. Your ass will be kicked
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