Proper Shooting Form

Proper shooting form may be a subjective topic for many, but I believe the fundamentals are objective. The point here is that proper shooting form is more important then what brand of bow you shoot, the weight of your arrow, whether you shoot mechanical or fixed, or any other gear related elements that people love to dispute with fellow bow hunters and archers.To obtain proper shooting form you need to be able to reproduce your shot sequence the same way every time. Accuracy with a bow comes from consistency and utilizing the right muscle groups to help you execute the shot as efficiently as possible.  The bigger muscle groups in your back should be an important element in your shot sequence. In this video I will take you through the 7 steps that I work through every time I release an arrow. When you break this sequence down into steps during your practice regiment, it will commit the steps to your sub conscience mind. This is very important for hunting situations when you don’t always have the time to work through the steps. Fortunately if you have pre-programmed the sub conscious mind aspect then you will go through the steps without even knowing your doing it, and quickly which could be key to your success. Obviously competitive Archery will still allow you the time to go through your shot sequence.  Another advantage to breaking your shot down in to steps, is when things fall apart a little and you find yourself in a bit of a rut, you can work through the each step in your sequence and try to figure out where the problem is that you need to correct or work on.

The 7 steps of a proper shooting form:

  1. Stance
  2. Grip
  3. Bow arm
  4. Draw
  5. Anchor
  6. Release
  7. Follow through


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