Archery - A how to guide
A how to guide on Archery. Looking at how to master the many aspects needed to make that perfect shot.
Drawing a bow or pulling the string back (you don't need pencils for this) uses both arms equally. The bow hand is pushing the bow away as much as the string hand is pulling the string back. It can be compared to stretching a rubber band.
When learning archery (even when you have done it for a long time) it can seem as if there are too many things to think about and remember. The important thing to keep in mind is that you only need to think about one thing at a time. Break the shot down into individual movements.
The only way to improve in this sport is to practise and a little often if far better than a lot but in frequently. Archery is about 'feel' or knowing when your body is correctly set-up. That 'feel' can take a long time to develop but only takes a short time to lose. So practise often. When you can't make it down to the range than practising in front of a mirror is the next best thing.