Archery Advice

Strength & Stability Exercises – Dumbbell Row

For BOW SHOOTING After a day at the shooting range with a few buddies, I realized my shots getting sloppier as the day went on.  My arms and shoulders became slightly numb over the course of just a few shots. The strings on my bow are relatively new but, I didn’t have the necessary upper body strength to hold the bow stable enough before I take the shot. I realized that body stability together with hand/eye coordination are a few of the deciding factors that go into the perfect shot. A few days after, I told my sister about what I realized and she recommended that I come with her to the gym and consult a trainer about body strengthening and stability. I took her advice and the trainer really helped, and it was because I had a clear reason for why I wanted to get better!  I learned that…

Strength & Stability Exercises – Plank

For BOW SHOOTING After a day at the shooting range with a few buddies, I realized my shots getting sloppier as the day went on.  My arms and shoulders became slightly numb over the course of just a few shots. The strings on my bow are relatively new but, I didn’t have the necessary upper body strength to hold the bow stable enough before I take the shot. I realized that body stability together with hand/eye coordination are a few of the deciding factors that go into the perfect shot. A few days after, I told my sister about what I realized and she recommended that I come with her to the gym and consult a trainer about body strengthening and stability. I took her advice and the trainer really helped, and it was because I had a clear reason for why I wanted to get better!  I learned that…

Basic Gear For Beginner Archery

ARCHERY BOW [Updated on 1 September 2021] There are many different types of bows available. All of them are designed to serve a specific purpose for the person using it. For whatever purpose or whichever type of bow, it is important to know the following before you buy your own bow: The DRAW LENGTH is the distance between the string at rest to full draw. DRAW WEIGHT is the strength an archer needs to pull the string. HAND AND EYE DOMINANCE refers to which side of the bow an archer shoots the arrow from. GLOVE / FINGER TABS Finger tabs prevent blisters on your fingers to keep you shooting. It protects your fingers from scrapping the string as you draw too. Tabs with spacers between the index finger and the middle finger keep you from pinching (which really hurts)!. ARROWS ARROW SHAFT is typically tailored for your bow. Simply add…

Strength & Stability Exercises – Dumbbell Raise

For BOW SHOOTING After a day at the shooting range with a few buddies, I realized my shots getting sloppier as the day went on.  My arms and shoulders became slightly numb over the course of just a few shots. The strings on my bow are relatively new but, I didn’t have the necessary upper body strength to hold the bow stable enough before I take the shot. I realized that body stability together with hand/eye coordination are a few of the deciding factors that go into the perfect shot. A few days after, I told my sister about what I realized and she recommended that I come with her to the gym and consult a trainer about body strengthening and stability. I took her advice and the trainer really helped, and it was because I had a clear reason for why I wanted to get better!  I learned that…

Strength & Stability Exercises – Deadlift

After a day at the shooting range with a few buddies, I realized my shots getting sloppier as the day went on.  My arms and shoulders became slightly numb over the course of just a few shots. The strings on my bow are relatively new but, I didn’t have the necessary upper body strength to hold the bow stable enough before I take the shot. I realized that body stability together with hand/eye coordination are a few of the deciding factors that go into the perfect shot. A few days after, I told my sister about what I realized and she recommended that I come with her to the gym and consult a trainer about body strengthening and stability. I took her advice and the trainer really helped, and it was because I had a clear reason for why I wanted to get better!  I learned that there are muscles…

Making Your Own Archery Targets

[Updated on 1 August 2021] When you are getting into archery, one of the most important pieces of equipment that you can find is a target. This is because you need it to start practicing. To get really good at archery, you need to fire thousands of shots and a target is ideal equipment for that. Though it is possible to buy an archery target, you should also learn how to make an archery target of your own. This will save you money in the long run, and make some things easier. Why Get an Archery Target? Making Your Own Archery Targets Before everything though, you’ll need to know why you need an archery target. Why not just shoot at various items or just a wall? There are several things that make targets important. First, archery targets increase safety. Arrows, even field point arrows, are sharp objects traveling at great speeds.…

What is the Distance in Olympic Archery?

[Updated on 1 August 2021] I am one of those folks that spend time watching Archery competitions more than any other sports during the Olympics. The sport was introduced to the Olympics is 1900 but after 1920 it was excluded from the Olympics until 1972 (52 years). Olympic archery target distance is determined by the World Archery Federation, which is the recognized governing body for all archery and Olympic rules. Generally, in target archery, athletes shoot at stationary targets at varying distances, using bows such as recurves, barebow, compound, and longbow.  An archer can either be a junior (archer under 18 years) or a senior. Distance in Olympic Archery One question many people interested in Olympic archery ask is “how far is an Olympic target”. The appropriate Olympic archery target distance is 77 yards or 70 m away from the athlete. These circular targets are sometimes called butts and are…

Choosing The Right Compound Bow

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RIGHT COMPOUND BOW FOR YOU CAM SYSTEM [Updated on 1 August 2021] There are a number of compound bow cam systems (eccentrics) available in the market and innovation in the technology has more coming out every year. Common configurations are single, dual, hybrid and binary. Each cam configuration with advantage and trade-offs as well. OVERALL WEIGHT Heavier bows are more stable than lighter bows and are much easier to shoot accurately. Too light of a bow is likely to veer off your target every time you draw. DRAW WEIGHT More weight makes faster arrow speed, better trajectory, and more energy. But more weight also becomes harder to draw especially in an awkward position. If target shooting, this is not as big of a concern, but if you are hunting and need to quickly draw your bow, you may not have an accurate shot. BRACE HEIGHT A bow…

Resistance Archery Bands For Arm Strength Training

These Resistance Archery Bands can be used to practice posture and exercise strength by beginners; professionals can maintain muscle tension, enhance bow pulling strength, and can perform well in every archery games. In addition, it can be used as home fitness to increase arm strength. The Best Resistance Archery Bands For Arm Strength Training Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs) Ques: Does it matter if resistance bands roll up? Ans: Whether you’re large, muscular, or tiny, it makes no difference. An essential thing to take into account is that your fitness journey is what matters the most. Resistance bands are simply a tool that may assist you in achieving your body objectives. It’s all right if they are roll-up. Ques: How often should you use resistance bands? Ans: Beginners should do three sets of resistance exercises twice a week, while more advanced lifters may train up to six times per week. These lifters,…

How To Properly Shoot and Sight In A Compound Bow

[Updated on 1 August 2021] This article will explain in depth how to’s of shooting a compound bow. It will explain techniques for accurate shooting and how to adjust your sight pins for aiming purposes. In order to start, you will need: a compound bow (  any brand will do) a set of arrows, not cut and fletched according to your manufacturer’s recommendations. a high-density foam block for shooting into a release to save your fingertips PROPER SHOOTING STANCE Your body should be perpendicular to the target you were shooting at. When holding a bow. A large key to success is to hold the bow vertical when shooting. Cocking the bow to either side could potentially impact of shots accuracy. Also a relaxed, but the secure grip on the bow will eliminate a large amount of the shaking due to nerves. Pulling the compound bow string back can be a…

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