TargetTalk

A forum to talk about Olympic style shooting, rifle or pistol, 10 meters to 50 meters, and whatever is in between. Hosted by Pilkguns.com
It is currently Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:12 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:21 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2004 9:18 am
Posts: 499
Location: Charlottesville, VA
I received the following question from one of the 4-H shooting coaches in my state. Any suggestions?

I have a 13 year old male shooter. His prone is really good and his standing is coming along. His problem is kneeling, mainly because he is huge. This boy is probably north of 6 feet and 200 pounds. The kneeling position is absolutely excruciating for him because it is so hard for him to sink his butt down to his ankle. We have tried flexibility exercises, we have tried extra kneeling rolls (even though we know they are competition illegal)...nothing seems to help.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:34 pm
Posts: 699
Location: White Sulphur Springs, MT, USA
Daily stretching exercises for quads, hamstrings, and calves is the long term answer. Might check with a yoga instructor.

Also, wearing loose fitting pants (and pulling them up so they are not hanging down on his hips before he kneels down).

My son was 6'4" and about 240, and had the same problems. He overcame them with training.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:03 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:16 pm
Posts: 46
Location: WA, USA
How long has he been using the kneeling position? I found that two things helped me; practice in the kneeling position and losing weight. I started out at about 235 lbs and weigh about 190 lbs now. Losing weight helped, but it was practice in position that helped the most.

For me it was the front of my right ankle joint that hurt. Is his discomfort related to pressure on his foot or between his calf and thigh?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group