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HOW TO MAKE IT TO THE OLYMPICS: PART 3

To recap, this goal of achieving the Olympic qualifying scores of 640 and 605 for men and women respectively without putting the rest of your life on hold is a hard challenge, but it is not insurmountable.

In part one we looked at motivation and making a plan. Part two was a detailed equipment review and a look at some common shooting errors to make sure your equipment and/or your form were not losing you cheap points.

In this issue we will look at what I think is the most overlooked piece of the jigsaw puzzle - bow fitness. Let’s be honest – nobody really likes fitness training. There are many ideas and training programs available for archers, so here I will suggest some shorter training routines that are proven to work and incorporated in to your weekly plan will improve your scores.

I must start with a disclaimer: With all exercise before you start if you are in any doubt about your health, please talk to your doctor for advice.

THE JOY OF SHOOTING ARROWS

What you don’t want to lose sight of with this challenge is the joy of shooting arrows and the cameraderie of shooting with your club colleagues. Whatever happens

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