Just as a reminder, in case
you haven't checked the performance archery goals
in the psych corner, our basic
training goal and strategy are:
of your shooting
There are a few elements
to that 'total control'. Broadly, you need
(where it counts) to exercise fine control over the bow. One
rule of thumb is that you need a peak strength two or three
times higher than a fine-control load.
in those muscles to
shoot all the arrows in each end within time
do the same for a full day's shooting
The two above are
covered on the various exercises pages.
to adopt proper shooting form under all relevant circumstances
(that may be a lot, for field archers)
Some basic Flexibility routines will
be covered here
in due course
Stable and low resting heart rate. This one is based on
an observation that good shots in rifle shooting happen
more in the gaps between heartbeats. But it's debatable;
recent research suggests that the correlation between good
shots and the gaps between heartbeats for rifle shooters
is first, not quite as strong as was thought once you account
for the fact that more shots of all kinds happen in the
gaps, and second, that it may not hold at all for archery.
But you get a low resting heart rate from training anyway,
so regard it as a bonus.