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Importance of Neck Stability in Shooting

Neuromuscular coordination is imperative in a sport like shooting. 

Studies have shown that exceptional muscular strength, posture control and targeted coordination between the eyes and nervous system all contribute to optimal results in shooting sport [1]

While the role of neck muscles must be emphasized, it is the neck muscles’ stabilizing ability during shooting that should be considered as most important. Neck stabilizers keep the head still and enable aiming at the object with precision and accuracy.  

This article aims to provide information regarding neck stability amongst shooters and suggests a few exercises to improve these muscles abilities.

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Dr. Digpal Ranawat; Director, Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance, and Member, ISSF Medical