Daily Training Goals #12

Goal Review for DTG 06/12/2013

Dry fire session A (again) – failed.
Overhead press 47% of my bodyweight. Squat 58%. – Success on both. Definitely getting near my max on OHP. Ordering more weights this afternoon for squats.

A note on failing the dry fire session – I had an event that I needed to be at in the evening, and so I only had time to either lift or dry fire. I chose, intentionally to lift rather than dry fire. Interestingly, if my choice is between “exercise” and “dry fire” I’ll chose exercise every time.

DTG 06/13/2013

  1. Dry Fire Session A/B together
  2. Vision Training
  3. Write modified training plan

Today, I put modifying Mike’s training on the goals list, because I need to make sure it gets done. I want to take the skills trained in his program (draws, transitions, reloads, shooting low percentage targets) and simplify the drills so that they can be done from a single lane indoor range, because that’s what I have to train at. I’m also going to add some drills in that aren’t in the book, because to train I’ll be using my favorite practice target, the Q-PTC. A couple of notes on the Q-PTC target and why I like it, especially for IDPA training. Obviously, the 8 inch circle at the center is the same size as an IDPA down zero; additionally I like the fact that the head box is a 3×5 box instead of the enormous IDPA head box. Also, if you’re smart about how you use the dots, you can even do reasonable transition practice. A 2 inch dot at 3 yards presents the same target area as an 8 inch circle at 12 yards.


  1. I’m new to this blog and I don’t want to sound snide, but: Isn’t that squat number a little low? Most people I know that manage to press 50% bodyweight over their head (which is easy on the internet, but hard in reality, so congrats) squat 100%. The 70% deadlift is similarly strange, too, because in my experience DL and squat are usually pretty close (the difference mainly depending on biomechanics).

    I’m pretty sure that this is not just my perception, as you’ll find similar numbers quoted by people like Dan John and Pavel Tsatsouline, who know a lot more about this than me.

    Have you chosen special variations of squat and deadlift (to improve your shooting ability, maybe) that require lower weights?

    1. Not a special variation, I’m just limited by the weights that I currently have available. I’ve ordered more so I can race the numbers up a little bit quicker.

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