Timing of the triggering action of shooting in relation to the cardiac cycle.

  title={Timing of the triggering action of shooting in relation to the cardiac cycle.},
  author={Pia Helin and Toni Sihvonen and Osmo H{\"a}nninen},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  volume={21 1},
The purpose of this study was to verify the timing of triggering in relation to the cardiac cycle in shooting. The test subjects were six Finnish rifle and pistol champions as well as three beginners at shooting. The electrical activity of the trigger finger muscle (m. flexor digitorum superficialis; surface electrodes) and the heart cycle were fed into a two-channel x-t recorder. The movements of the gun were recorded using a laser technique and, at the same time, cardiac cycles were also… CONTINUE READING

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