You know you have to breath to survive. It also helps to have some strength. I’ve written to you about the shooting courses I’ve taken at Sig Sauer Academy. One take away I’ve had is the soreness of my upper body after a day shooting. Upper body strength is so important in being able to work your weapon because your grip strength is usually the first to go. Read here from Wes Kennedy at Loadoutroom.com about building the ultimate tactical athlete:
It’s worth noting that a symptom of overtraining and fatigue is loss of grip strength. Many strength and conditioning facilities as well as weightlifting gyms will use a grip dynamometer as an indicator of training readiness. The last thing we want when you are working long hours under high-stress is for your grip to fatigue or fail. Incorporating grip specific exercises will help to prevent this from happening and pay dividends in the long-term.