So what are the benefits of field sports shooting? Why should you get involved or indeed, want to carry on being involved? The shooting benefits of participating in such sports can improve your health both physically and mentally. It is great to be outside enjoying the countryside. It is great to have your dog at hand and enjoying the social aspect that the sport provides.


Builds physical discipline

In the age of the “couch potato,” this sport can help build many physical disciplines that are not only healthy but enjoyable. Getting out and about increases strength, stamina, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills. These apply to the sport and to life.

Being in the great outdoors

The health benefits of being in the fresh air are well known. Walking to where you need to be either at a shooting range, clay pigeon shoot or over the moors, is an exhilarating experience. Rambling over the moors is guaranteed to get you over your 10,000 daily step target!

Arm strength

Shooting benefits include strong, sturdy arms and hands. In order to aim and shoot your target you must keep your hands and arms steady. It is an upper body work out.


Keeping your eyes on the target and focusing on the task at hand helps concentration.

Increases mental discipline

Many say that shooting is 90% mental. Concentration and problem solving all come into play. Being with like minded individuals also hones conversation and mental wellbeing.

The thrill

Holding a weapon and firing it is an exhilarating thing to do! Your adrenaline will be spiked and causing a surge of energy to pulse through your blood. Increased levels of adrenalin in your blood signal your liver to break down glycogen. This is the substance that provides your muscles with glucose, the primary source of fuel in your body.

Physical balance

Remaining perfectly still in your shooting stance while aiming your gun at the target exercises your core muscles. These support proper posture. When the abdominal muscles are weak, the lower back holds additional pressure and weight from simple daily tasks like walking. Strengthening the abdominal muscles allows the weight of the upper body to be evenly distributed over the front and back, improving balance.

Aims of the Liverpool Sports Clinic

At the Liverpool Sports Clinic, their aim is to keep you doing what you love. They offer a range of treatments to keep you fit and active.

So whether it is a shooting related injury or an unrelated illness of injury, they can help you get back into the great outdoors. Call them on 0151 728 5455 for advice, support and treatment for any injury which is preventing you from taking advantage of the shooting benefits or email

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