Don’t Let Shiny Objects Take You Away from the Basics

Don’t Let Shiny Objects Take You Away from The Basics!


“Breath Control: Stress Control”

Breath Control: Stress Control


“Given healthy lungs, other breathing problems can be related to anxiety or fear under water. A common reaction to anxiety or fear is a rapid, shallow breathing pattern. Shallow breathing can then lead to an out-of-breath feeling.
The way to manage anxiety and stress and avoid panic is simple.  Slow your breathing down by focusing on the exhale in order to return to normal breathing, which (as described in Section 2), is a slow, steady inhalation followed by a relaxed exhale, which lets the air flow out naturally. This may not be the way you breathe all the time above or under water, but it is what we mean when we say: “breathe normally” under water.
The physical tension created by fear makes a relaxed exhalation difficult. By focusing on the exhalation, relaxing and letting the air flow out, you actually calm yourself down and return to normal breathing. This also helps calm your body by slowing the breathing rate and lowering carbon dioxide levels. Managing your breathing is your most important diving stress management technique.”

SSI Open Water Diver

MPCPA Outdoor State PPC Championship – August 24th – 25th


AUGUST 24-25, 2013


Racho Road Taylor, MI

What is on your Bucket List?

What is on my Bucket List? (Most important things to do before you cannot Do any sorts of things?) 🙂

My recent introduction to the PPC program makes me curious how long it takes for me to get to the absolute score of 600 from 600 in Police Pistol Combat competition program.

Ruslan Dyatlov at Target Pistol Shooting Competitions Holly Michigan 04.06.2013

 PPC competitions in Detroit area, Michigan.

Open to all shooters 18 and older familiar with the standard PPC Course of Fire.

Fenton Lakes Outdoor – August 4th