Archery Strength Training - Archery Strength Exercises
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Archery Strength Exercises

Archery uses several main muscles of your body. Archery strength training gives you the necessary power to draw the bow back and hold it still as you aim down the sights. Below are a few productive archery strength exercises that can build your muscles for success.

Dumbbell Lateral Raises

This exercise hits the deltoid muscles located at the top of your shoulders. These muscles are used when you pull the bow back and aim. To do dumbbell lateral raises, you will need two dumbbells. You should stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand. Your palms should be facing your sides. With little to no bend at your elbow, slowly raise the dumbbells up along your sides until they are at your shoulder. Slowly lower them back down and repeat.

Rowing Machine

A rowing machine can help strengthen your deltoids, latissimus dorsi, and triceps. To get started, sit down firmly in the seat. Place your feet in the footholds and hold onto the handle with both hands. As you pull the handle, extend your legs and push away—similar to a squat. Make sure your back is straight as you complete this exercise.

Dumbbell Overhead Triceps Extension

Simple yet beneficial, this archery strength training exercise will help you build your triceps muscles, which will help you hold and draw your bow. Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart. Grasp the top of a singular dumbbell with your palms facing upward. Using both hands, raise the dumbbell up over your head. Slowly lower the dumbbell behind your head and raise it back up. 

These are just some exercises that will help you increase your strength. There are also a number of archery tools to get the most out of your strength training. AccuBow‘s training devices, for example, are great tools that help you build strength and power. With drive and dedication, you will be able to see the results you want in no time!