Recently I was searching to see if there were any new articles about Archery Fitness Training. I found it amazing that in a sport that has been around for centuries that there is so little information on how to exercise or strength train.
Being an avid golfer I found the difference between these two sports amazing if you were to Google the term “Golf Fitness Training” you would find hundreds if not thousands of results with quality articles about getting in shape for golfing. Can you believe that … there is more information to improve your golf swing than there is to improve your aim or draw weight.
Unfortunately, Archery is a minority sport when compared to Golf or even Tennis. What really amazes me is that so few strength coaches have developed strength training programs for Bow hunting or Archery. Most Archers have realized that being in better physical condition can make dramatic improvements in our ability to aim and shoot.
If you have not yet started an exercise program designed to improve the muscles used in Archery… what are you waiting for!
There are some articles available mostly by Archery coaches that prescribe an exercise program. It is usually a simply sport specific training program. However, doing just sport specific exercises for Archery is not enough. You must workout the entire body in order to get maximum results. Typically these coaches recommend programs that are designed more for bodybuilders than for Archers.
To get the quickest results we must utilize training protocols such as:
1. Interval Training
2. Circuit Training
3. Muscle Confusion
4. Isometric exercises
These training principles must become a part of your Archery Fitness training program if you are ever to improve in the sport.