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Bow weight training

Messages posted to thread:
Poeschel 04-Aug-22
fdp 04-Aug-22
B.T. 04-Aug-22
jjs 04-Aug-22
babysaph 04-Aug-22
bowhunt 04-Aug-22
Viper 04-Aug-22
babysaph 04-Aug-22
Wapiti - - M. S. 05-Aug-22
Foggy Mountain 05-Aug-22
GUTPILEPA 05-Aug-22
fdp 05-Aug-22
fdp 05-Aug-22
Jarhead 05-Aug-22
grizz 05-Aug-22
Babysaph 05-Aug-22
Nemophilist 05-Aug-22
Bernie P. 05-Aug-22
fdp 05-Aug-22
monkeyball 05-Aug-22
The Beav 06-Aug-22
Tom McCool 06-Aug-22
B.T. 06-Aug-22
Nemophilist 06-Aug-22
Harleywriter 07-Aug-22
shade mt 07-Aug-22
Moleman 1 07-Aug-22
Sasquatch73 07-Aug-22
Briar 07-Aug-22
From: Poeschel
Date: 04-Aug-22




What exercises are recommended for either increasing bow weight, or being more comfortable with your bow weight of choice? The only thing I find effective is to draw a higher weight bow several times, than go back to my regular bow. What other tips do you guys have?

I’ve noticed if I shoot my 52# a lot, then go to my 45 it’s way easier, but over time, if I don’t touch the 52, the 45 seems to get heavier. Thoughts?

From: fdp
Date: 04-Aug-22




Use a work out band or piece of surgical tubing around the bowstring to increase the draw weight and draw the bow.

Draw the heavier bow 50 times a day.

Do weight or dynamic tension type exercises.

The man who used.to hold the world record for drawing the heaviest bow used a chest expander.

Lots of things.

From: B.T.
Date: 04-Aug-22




I do one arm dumbbell rows. No back strain and it balances left and right muscles.

From: jjs
Date: 04-Aug-22




I use a BowTrainer since 07 when I had rotator surgery and use it during the winter months, $ well spent.

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 04-Aug-22




Me too

From: bowhunt
Date: 04-Aug-22




Any of the back exorsizes can be good.Lat pulldowns,various rowing movements,Chinups if you can do em.

Australian rows are very good.All you need is broomstick or something similar and put across something that gets the bar 3-4 feet off the ground and you row upward with your bodywieght.

I use bands like FDP mentioned.I got em from 12 to 80 pounds.You can replicate drawing a bow with those.

I would typically throw in some shoulder work and chest exorcises as well.

From: Viper
Date: 04-Aug-22




Poe -

You are correct, work with a heavier bow/limbs. There are no weight training exercises that will make you a better archer. Some exercises might help you to draw a heavier bow, but not shoot it any better, and possibly do the exact opposite.

Don't get me wrong, this is coming from a guy who lifts 5-6 times a week and have for about 50 years. Exercise is necessary for a multitude of reasons, but archery ain't one of them.

Viper out.

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 04-Aug-22




Increasing bow weight has nothing to do with shooting the bow better.

From: Wapiti - - M. S. Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Aug-22




BT x 2

From: Foggy Mountain
Date: 05-Aug-22




I agree the best thing is shooting a heavier bow. Once you go back it’ll seem easy. But.., you need to draw correctly. Heavier weight can help that, you won’t be able to “pull” bow back which you never should anyhow. The word should be push. Push your elbow rearward using your back. Lock into position using bone on bone at full draw and the weight will seem lighter even at heavy weight

From: GUTPILEPA
Date: 05-Aug-22




Exercise is necessary for multiple reasons but archery isn’t one of them. Really that’s news to me????

From: fdp
Date: 05-Aug-22

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Here is my system. Stretch band goes around the bow and then around the string.

From: fdp
Date: 05-Aug-22

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I have the loose ends under my bow hand on the front of the bow, and the loop around the string. Just draw the bow normally. You can even shoot the bow this way if you want to.

From: Jarhead
Date: 05-Aug-22




Whatever you do... do it on both sides.

From: grizz
Date: 05-Aug-22




GUTPILEPA, consider the source.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 05-Aug-22




If you have been lifting for 50 years you would look like Arnold lol

From: Nemophilist
Date: 05-Aug-22




Or Brian Shaw. "LOL"

From: Bernie P. Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Aug-22




I got one of these- https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTyIDZmeId- 5711FHKQqGF5zAomvs-hRr2erCd_p0DkYH8fGKnCeVsXHgvrYTY&s

From: fdp
Date: 05-Aug-22

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Here you go Bernie.

From: monkeyball
Date: 05-Aug-22




I hit the bands every morning while I am doing my core workout. Then three days a week I do a light dumbbell workout and finish up with some strict pull-ups from the cellar joists.

That above, and shooting my bow, keeps things working pretty smoothly.

The bike takes care of the cardio part and that's about 5 times a week.

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: The Beav
Date: 06-Aug-22




I asked Bryon Ferguson at Denton Hill once what did his workout consist of and he answered, “I shoot my bow.”

From: Tom McCool
Date: 06-Aug-22




I shoot a heavier bow than I hunt with regularly. Seems to help when I work with my lighter hunting bow.

From: B.T.
Date: 06-Aug-22




That's the best way for hunting. You are just one of very few who do this...a rare bird we say.

From: Nemophilist
Date: 06-Aug-22




X2 with Byron Ferguson.

From: Harleywriter
Date: 07-Aug-22




I’m with you guys pulling bows heavier than you want to shoot regularly. For one thing you can get back lost strength by stimulating muscle memory.

It helps me to have two or three bows laying out-like the dining room table. When I walk by I can draw a set or two going from lightest to heaviest. Three reps on each bow and two or three sets.

Gotta go easy and good time to refine form.

About a month to the opening here. Still time to muscle up a bit - a few more pounds of yank could give you an edge.

From: shade mt
Date: 07-Aug-22




Just shoot the bow...

In order to shoot heavier poundage bows, you need to shoot heavier poundage bows..

If you stop for any length of time...it will seem harder just the way it is.

I don't think anything you can do is as good as just shooting a heavier poundage.

For me anyway.

From: Moleman 1
Date: 07-Aug-22




I agree with shade....just shoot the bow. I've found for me that if I go back to shooting my lighter bows that my conditioning,mental and physical ,puts me into light bow physical and mental conditioning. If you like shooting heavy it's a full time commitment if you're going to truly be able to shoot it and enjoy it. Just my opinion and nothing more.

From: Sasquatch73
Date: 07-Aug-22




Shoot bow, practice, pull bow back with out arrow. If ya need exercise, pushups, cowbell pulled up in front to chin, rowing, lat pull down, tricep and bicep stuff, any other back muscle group exercise. I know some big weight lifter guys that can not do much bow weight do to the special back muscles for pulling a bow back.

From: Briar
Date: 07-Aug-22




OP:

Ive worked in the exercise physiology filed for 25 years. The first question id ask is what equipment do you have access to?





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