Well, archery is a sport that is played with a bow to shoot. Hunting is done using a bow and an arrow. Archery is mainly derived from a Latin word ‘arcus’, meaning a bow and an arrow.
If we talk about the benefits of archery, we will find ample advantages which come only by practising archery.
It is believed that someone who loves or has an interest in the game of archery is known to be an ‘Archer’. On the other hand, someone who has expertise in archery or is a professional in this field is known to be a ‘Toxophilite’, meaning- the lover of bow and arrow.
Benefits of Archery
Everything comes with some benefits or the other. Whether it’s a game of archery or any other fitness sport, everything has its own benefits.
Lets us discuss some of the Archery benefits below:
- Helps in focusing on targets
- Improves your Aim
- Builds your muscle strength
Let’s delve into some Archery strength training exercises
1. Single-Arm Dumbbell Row
The whole movement operates in the center of the back of the Latissimus Doris muscles. In this workout pulling the dumbbell increases the power of pull while drawing a bow.
This motion is supported and stabilized by the leg muscles and core just because they provide consistency while trying to shoot.
What you’re going to need?
∙ A dumbbell
∙ A flat table
Position your elbow, knee, and foot on the same side on top of the bench to execute single-arm dumbbell rows, and place the left foot flat on the floor next to the bench with the knee slightly bent. Hanging your free arm to the side of the table, a dumbbell in hand.
Keeping your heart solid for reinforcement, the back will be smooth and parallel to the bench when properly aligned.
Begin with your arms outstretched completely, draw the weight to your chest in a single direction. In a quick, guided step, pause at the peak, and return to full length. Your forearm should work only to carry the weight and do not help raise it. Continue until fatigued, then turn hands.
2. Single-arm dumbbell lateral raise
Such motion enhances the Deltoids, mostly on shoulder foot. Such movements provide power in the forearm to stabilize the bow and help pull the bowstring.
Everything you’re going to need
∙ One Dumbbell
The lateral increase of the single-arm dumbbell is a simple motion, but critical to posture and stability. Measure the shoulder-width of your feet apart, and your legs slightly bent. Hold the back straight and close to provide safety, so avoid looking straight forward.
With one fist, take the dumbbell and let your arm drop on the foot. Position the other hand on the thigh.
Lift the dumbbell away from your side in a steady, regulated motion while holding your arm straight with your hand palm facing forward. Stop until the arm reaches 90 degrees, then lower the weight slowly.