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5 Top tips to keep archery practice exciting

Archery is the art of repetition, but long hours spent doing the same thing can get dull. Lucy O’Sullivan shares her top tips on keeping practice engaging

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Posted in Features, Psychology, Technique

Performance Pressure

In a stressful situation, Duncan Busby says learning how to deal with performance pressure is key to becoming a better archer Performance pressure will affect every archer at some point, whether you’re practicing down at your local club or competing at a

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Posted in Technique

A Kind of Magic

Merlin Archery‘s Grizzly Jim explains the lure of instinctive archery  As far back as I can remember I’ve always had a bow in my hand of some description, whether I was running around the farm with just a primitive selfbow that

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The Thinking Side of Archery

James Park distils the essential rules for understanding why you lose points, and some additions that should go into your personal rulebook  The thinking side of archery is properly the domain of the psychologist, not the engineer. Nevertheless, it is

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Aiming and Attention

Liam Grimwood explains how to achieve the relaxed yet focused aim top shooters use, which can help keep you calm as well as on target      Aiming is an extremely critical part of the shot. Most compound shooters that

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Posted in Technique, Uncategorized

Motor Learning

Craig Johnson explains how the brain learns in co-ordination with muscle systems, and how archers can use that to their advantage in training I have previously given an overview of the nervous system and looked at feedback in the motor system,

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Posted in Psychology

Behind The Line

A whole new perspective on archery is within your reach – John Dudley explains how to find it I have been asked – by many archers and on many occasions – several common questions relating to performance archery. A few

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Coach’s Eye

Naomi Folkard has been testing an app that could help archers keep up with their training

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Posted in Equipment, Reviews
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