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ADAPTIVE 4 Minute AQT
« on: May 08, 2022, 04:41:50 PM »
"Adapt and overcome". News flash. It IS possible to do an Adaptive 4 Minute AQT.
Yes, there's photographic proof (in case it takes a while to be able to do it again. 🤣)

In transforming my own gimp-ness over the past 21 months😂, perhaps hard earned knowledge will indeed help and/or encourage other mobility challenged students or instructors.

First off, none of the regular seated positions have been possible for me…. yet. What does work is the open leg position with the derrière on a chair instead of on the ground. Exactly the same steady hold factors and shifting still apply. See picture.

After being told by the orthopedic doc, "you need to forget about a low stoop", the going prone part remains a work in progress. Adapt and Overcome. Upon seeing video of my impromptu 4 min AQT, my talented physical therapist suggested some video homework to come up with best body mechanics to avoid further injury. 😁 Of course work continues on other deficits too.

I had been thinking about doing the 4 Minute AQT for quite some time, but not totally sure how to adapt. In an impulsive moment, I just did it for real with prepped mags already sitting in the range bag which meant stage 2 & 3 each got shot with a mag change. Dang! Add the super slow moving shooter time to that and it meant firing at almost hyperventilating rifleman cadence. 🤣 Thank goodness the slow getting up after it's all over isn't timed!😜

True confessions…It is less time with "ouch" to do 4 Minute AQT than a regular one.

Thanks Wendy, Sybil, and Bruce for being safety officer, video persons, and timekeepers of this experiment.

Video of Adaptive seated position w better view https://share.icloud.com/photos/0488gMVlrEv2EbTSTYTl-4AIg

Video of Adaptive 4 Minute AQT & Target https://share.icloud.com/photos/098CbfrVVVfTV_gwpiqU21mzQ
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« Last Edit: May 11, 2022, 08:06:46 PM by ScubaSteve »
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Re: ADAPTIVE 4 Minute AQT
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2022, 05:48:35 PM »
This is absolutely amazing Janet! I know how hard you've been working since your accident. It's truly admirable and such an inspiration! Thank you for posting this, as it's super important that we're able to help our adaptive Appleseeders! This is a great example of how to do it!
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Re: ADAPTIVE 4 Minute AQT
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2022, 06:04:49 PM »
Congratulations on this achievement Janet. IAO! I'm certain Jean Albert is smiling down on you.  :1luvu
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Re: ADAPTIVE 4 Minute AQT
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2022, 08:16:18 PM »
I have worked with "rambo granny" for several years and watched her painstakingly assist shooters using her steady and relaxing coaching style. When her leg was badly injured in an accident it looked as though her ability to complete an AQT was at an end. She has worked diligently for almost two years trying to recover and seeing the video of her complete and qualify shooting a Rapid Fire AQT was monumental! I haven't known many people that have shown the determination and persistence that she has.

The fact that she has not only shown that she can overcome her injury and adapt sufficiently to score, she has also made it a point to show that we can learn from her experience to accommodate and assist others that are having doubts about their ability to participate in our program.

Thank you Janet for your dedication to Appleseed.
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Re: ADAPTIVE 4 Minute AQT
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2022, 10:23:13 AM »
You're an inspiration and a great example of IAO!!!  Hope to see you soon!
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Re: ADAPTIVE 4 Minute AQT
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2022, 04:14:20 PM »
Wow!  Very well done!  What a phenomenal example of persistence! 
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Re: ADAPTIVE 4 Minute AQT
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2022, 09:41:52 PM »
Oh, that right there is inspirational!
I have a blown out disk at L4-L5 that is going to require fusing; seated or kneeling is an ordeal.
I might could do that.
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Re: ADAPTIVE 4 Minute AQT
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2022, 07:52:00 AM »
 Burnette
If this experiment only helped one person, it would be absolutely worth all the effort!
 Please feel free to PM me if I can be of help. There are some fine points if you'd like more info.

This offer is open to anyone else who is either personally challenged or has a special student they want to help.

FWIW….I thought at one point I would have to hang up my hat due to the continuing mobility issues,  Once again IAO applies to teaching. Focus on what one can do rather than what one  can't do. We don't have enough bailers for the mission. Together, which includes "alarm listers" and mobility challenged, we are all stronger.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2022, 08:13:50 AM by rambo granny »
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RBC IDMR 1/19: requal KD;  >100 events; Post accident>Adaptive 4 min AQT scored 5/1/22

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Re: ADAPTIVE 4 Minute AQT
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Re: ADAPTIVE 4 Minute AQT
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2022, 10:28:16 AM »
This offer is open to anyone else who is either personally challenged or has a special student they want to help.

I am paying attention to this thread.  There is a local organization near me called Adaptive Sports North Country (https://adaptivesportspartners.org/programs/)
that I could reach out to. 

I would like to be more knowledgeable about adaptive shooting options before approaching them.  In the meantime I will learn what I can and plan to volunteer
for their existing programs.

Thanks for everything you do!

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Re: ADAPTIVE 4 Minute AQT
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2022, 01:53:04 AM »
This looks great (and fun)! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: ADAPTIVE 4 Minute AQT
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2022, 05:55:51 PM »
ScubaSteve has made this post "sticky" so it stays near the top. This allows us all to share  Adaptive techniques over time.
So the experiment with the open leg chair position continues.
It's been 2 years since I shot a center fire while rehab slowly progressed. That changed yesterday when we got an invite from AS buddies who are members at a private long distance range.
While everyone here knows that 300 & 400 yds are shot prone in AS for good reasons , it is possible to make consistent hits @ 300 and 400 in the open leg chair position!
After being prone twice, the chair position was necessary.🤣
In the picture note the best ever knee pad device: more on that if there's questions

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RBC IDMR 1/19: requal KD;  >100 events; Post accident>Adaptive 4 min AQT scored 5/1/22

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Re: ADAPTIVE 4 Minute AQT
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2022, 08:33:49 PM »
So we will be seeing you and Bruce at the KD this year?   We have a golf cart to move the chair :)


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Re: ADAPTIVE 4 Minute AQT
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2022, 12:38:47 PM »
Inspirational!!
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