There are 5 components to every challenging Archery work out. I’ll summarize the 5 components as Cardio, Core Strengthening, Balance, Shooting and Fun to keep your motivation and engagement high.
Cardio Work Out
Nothing beats aerobics so I do my time, 30 minutes that is, on the elliptical. For motivation I pick a television series and only allow myself to watch episodes when I work out. My current series is Being Human.
Core Strengthening Work Out
Core Strengthening is highly beneficial to archers to further improve complete body control. This is one area I prefer to mix the activities up. My current routine is laid out on the Health web site and the best part is the amount of time it takes to complete… 5 minutes. This link has details on how to do each exercise: http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20580125,00.html
The work out consists of:
- Push-up alternating knee tap – 30 seconds
- Plank Jack – 60 seconds
- Flying Bridge – 30 seconds
- Butt Kicker – 60 seconds
- Standing Knee Tuck – 30 seconds on each side
- Rock the Boat – 30 seconds
This step is easy, exactly 4 minutes to complete. Balance on the right leg for 2 minutes then the left.
Here’s my quick shooting routine done immediately after the above
- 12 arrows at 20 yards to get my post exercise shakes out of the way
- 18 single shots on a walkthrough course at unknown ranges
If these components don’t put a smile on your face and improve your shot, then you should start a blog with lots of cute pics. Maybe pics of kittens, I hear those are popular.
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