How to increase the speed of your trigger finger

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How to increase the speed of your trigger finger
Training your trigger finger can give you a leg up on the competition. (Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Whether you're playing first-person shooter video games or fast-paced paintball games, having a quick trigger finger is crucial. There are a number of finger training tools that you can purchase to bring your trigger finger up to speed, but many of these are overpriced and impractical. Luckily, there is a way you can work out your fingers and increase your trigger speed using only two rubber bands.

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Things you need

  • Two rubber bands

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  1. 1

    Place one of the rubber bands around your index finger and the other around your middle finger.

  2. 2

    Loop the other ends of the rubber bands around the same fingers on your opposite hand.

  3. 3

    Pull your hands apart until you can feel the tension in the rubber bands.

  4. 4

    Place the hand you use to pull the trigger close to your body and set your hands up like you are holding a paintball gun.

  5. 5

    Pull at the rubber bands as if you were pulling a trigger or the trigger button on a video game controller. Perform the process as fast as you can for about 30 seconds and then take a break. Repeat this exercise 5 to 10 times each day.

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