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Impact is one of the easier skills to practice at home. It can be a little boring, so it is important to train frequently but for a short duration. Make sure to have a good source of feedback such as a mirror or video camera to make sure what you think you're doing is actually what you want to do.
Playlists: At Home Training
Tags: Impact, Intermediate
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This drill video is impact practice at home.
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So the easiest ways to practice impact
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are going to be either with the door jam or yoga block
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or with the impact fix.
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Basically, practicing the visual and all the little details
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of what it's going to be like from going from set up to impact.
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What is different at impact than it was it set up?
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The answer is a lot, pretty much everything is different,
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but focusing on the one or two things that are most critical for your success
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will help make it that much easier when you're practicing on the range.
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Now, just like with all the at home,
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I recommend doing it in multiple short bursts
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instead of doing long drawn out repetitions.
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So doing ten or so at a time, every time you go to the bathroom,
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every time you go to the kitchen,
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there are great times for you to just reinforce what you're trying to train.
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Takes about a minute, but gives kind of refocuses
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or gets your brain paying attention to this
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and allows it to kind of process it before the next time you go to practice.
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So, highly recommend it.
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So if you're doing the door jam here,
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I've got the chair to represent the door jam I can practice.
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Here's my setup position with my wrists here.
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I got very little pressure when I go to push.
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I feel it all in my shoulder.
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I know with impact, I want to feel it more in my core and in my legs.
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So I'm going to practice getting in that good impact position
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and kind of push with my arms as my body is pulling slightly away.
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So as my body is lifting, my arm is pushing down.
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The other thing I can do is I can practice the impact fix
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so I can get set up and I can go from setup to impact.
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Set up to impact.
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Set up to impact, hold there for a second, just kind of fine tune it, adjust it,
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go back to setup, go back to impact and just kind of get used to paying attention
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to where, how does it look when I get in the good impact position?
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What spaces am I taking up?
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So I may be used to too, okay, my normal impact is kind of somewhere around here.
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But when I do this little impact drill, the handle is way out in front like so.
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So now I want to start getting used to coming in with that handle a little bit more out in front.
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So it just gives you opportunities to focus on the key differences.
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The movements are going to be a little bit more critical for training at home than these positions.
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But I still love training positions at home.
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Here are a couple easy ways that you can work on impact.