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Re: Archery, fatigue misses
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2022, 03:36:20 PM »
I canít imagine taking 40 shots.  I only shoot a few at a time and move on to something else.

Me too 6-12 shots is about my average
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Re: Archery, fatigue misses
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2022, 08:00:22 AM »
At the OP.... 40 shots in a day? Or 40 shots in a session and how long is the session?

Would also depend on the goal in your process whether or not you are shooting too many or not enough.

I agree with most that for hunting the ability to shoot 40 arrows in a row extremely accurately is not an applicable skill.  But if through the shooting of those 40 in practice, you increase the chances of the ONE in a hunting scenario then its worth it.







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Re: Archery, fatigue misses
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2022, 10:07:53 AM »
Nothing wrong with shooting a bunch for strength training. But if you start feeling tired donít worry so much about aiming just keep focusing on good technique. My guess is you are either torquing the bow and not knowing it or your bow is tilting to the right and you arenít focused on your bubble as much.   

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Re: Archery, fatigue misses
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2022, 11:41:50 AM »
Once a week I shoot the course at Silver Arrow.  I usually shoot 2 arrows per target, sometime only one and shoot 25 or so targets.  I carry a ruck with 30# of iron plus water and junk, so about 40-42 pounds total.  I take plenty of time with each shot and try to make each as perfect as possible, but hustle between targets to get a good leg and lung workout at the same time.

The other days I try to shoot 15-25 arrows in my garage at 20 yards.

I figure if I can build the strength and endurance to be accurate on my 40th shot at the course I will have what I need for the first shot. I'm not trying to practice for 40 shots at an animal, just practicing good reps to build my skill as well as strength required for holding long draws as well as practice shooting fatigued, high heart rate, etc.  I don't think I can get that by just doing short garage sessions.

Anyway, my endurance and bow strength are building, I felt much less fatigued this week than the first week I could barely get through.  Just wondering what was breaking down resulting in the poi shift so I could focus on improving that in the later part of the course.

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Re: Archery, fatigue misses
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2022, 12:25:48 PM »
I shoot very few reps, like 6 to 10 per session max.   If I shoot more than once or twice  per hunting session Iíd probably think about hanging up the bow. 

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Re: Archery, fatigue misses
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2022, 12:36:47 PM »
Stein, that's an awesome training regimen!  Wish I lived closer to Silver Arrrow!

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Re: Archery, fatigue misses
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2022, 01:22:15 PM »
Once a week I shoot the course at Silver Arrow.  I usually shoot 2 arrows per target, sometime only one and shoot 25 or so targets.  I carry a ruck with 30# of iron plus water and junk, so about 40-42 pounds total.  I take plenty of time with each shot and try to make each as perfect as possible, but hustle between targets to get a good leg and lung workout at the same time.

The other days I try to shoot 15-25 arrows in my garage at 20 yards.

I figure if I can build the strength and endurance to be accurate on my 40th shot at the course I will have what I need for the first shot. I'm not trying to practice for 40 shots at an animal, just practicing good reps to build my skill as well as strength required for holding long draws as well as practice shooting fatigued, high heart rate, etc.  I don't think I can get that by just doing short garage sessions.

Anyway, my endurance and bow strength are building, I felt much less fatigued this week than the first week I could barely get through.  Just wondering what was breaking down resulting in the poi shift so I could focus on improving that in the later part of the course.

Follow through issue maybe? Peaking to see where your arrow hit.

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Re: Archery, fatigue misses
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2022, 03:17:04 PM »
Hoo boy now I know what it feels like to shoot 40. Been shooting about a month 5-10 most days. Went to a walk through yesterday and can sure feel it. Started out 2-3 per target then down to 1-2. Didnít count but had to be over 40. Can kill an elk from 55 yds if heís broadside standing still and Iím not shaking too bad.  :chuckle:
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Re: Archery, fatigue misses
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2022, 04:12:33 PM »
When I start feeling fatigued I stop shooting and just draw and let down a few more times for strength building
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Re: Archery, fatigue misses
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2022, 07:10:28 PM »
I think the key is, stop shooting before fatigue. Shoot some good groups and pack it up. Or unless youíre shooting a walk through course, shoot one course and see how you feel.
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Re: Archery, fatigue misses
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2022, 04:00:38 PM »
If you're shooting while fatigued then the only thing you're accomplishing is cementing bad habits. Shut it down when you start feeling fatigued. If that's only after 5 arrows, then start shooting earlier in the year if you wanna shoot longer sessions. I used to shoot a ton, and now I only shoot 10-15 at a time and I'm more accurate then I've ever been.

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Re: Archery, fatigue misses
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2022, 06:05:20 PM »
Lots of great tips! One I picked up from Chuck Adam's in Bugle was to stand close to target  if big enough. Draw and shoot with your eyes closed. This will train your body without focusing on a target. Probably Google it and find more indept reasoning for this type of practice.
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Re: Archery, fatigue misses
« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2022, 07:34:35 PM »
Just shoot at a big backstop with no target at all, fully focused on mechanics of the draw, release rather than hitting the X

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Re: Archery, fatigue misses
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2022, 05:09:49 AM »
I shot last night and irritated some "muscle" in my shoulder.   Hurts like a mother!   Only with certain movements.   Hopefully when that big buck walks out, I can ignore the pain. 
This getting old garbage ....

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Re: Archery, fatigue misses
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2022, 02:07:16 PM »
I shot last night and irritated some "muscle" in my shoulder.   Hurts like a mother!   Only with certain movements.   Hopefully when that big buck walks out, I can ignore the pain. 
This getting old garbage ....

Well if you need a trigger nab to tag along with you....

Seriously thought, been there. In the back of your mind hoping you don't come across anything to shoot, wondering why you're even out there. Unwilling to go home still because it's hunting season and I'd something does come you'll do whata needed, but ...

Good luck, hope you're back at it at full strength soon.

 


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