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Archery books

We bring you this month’s top archery book suggestions to add to your reading list, by Emma Davis and Tom Hall The Inner Game of Tennis Author: W. Timothy Gallwey Publisher: Pan, first published in 1972 Although a fairly short

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Full of eastern promise

The spectacular rise of Turkish archery The winners of the World Archery Athlete of the Year awards for 2018, voted for by an audience of their peers, were announced during the 2019 Indoor World Series Finals in February. Turkey’s Mete

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Arrows in the middle ages (part 1)

Jan H Sachers brings history to life Nydam to Hastings Bows and arrows were widely used as weapons of war and hunting in the Middle Ages. Considering the massive numbers in which they must have been produced over a period

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Backstage pass with Erin Prior

Aiming for consistent performance? Say hello to pre-performance routines. By Erin Prior. One of the key skills needed to perform successfully over time is consistency in preparation. This is particularly relevant in terms of mental preparation as many athletes neglect

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Crystal Gauvin’s guide to travelling to tournaments by plane

If you spend enough time in the sport, you’re bound to reach the point where can you no longer drive where you need to go with your bow. At this point you’ll need to pack up your bow for air

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Back in the groove

This time, Lucy O’ Sullivan focuses on developing a strong back for archery. Did you know that if you strengthen your back muscles not only will you improve your posture and reduce lower back pain, but you will certainly improve your

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Team Bhutan: on the road to 2020

Eight months after Sally Park took over in the Land Of The Thunder Dragon, how are the team progressing? The tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan has archery deeply woven into its history and culture. Most Bhutanese archery takes place on

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The mindset: form and execution

Roy Rose, in this compound-focused piece, talks us through developing a bulletproof process. Every archer, no matter what discipline is involved, whether you are a world champion or just plinking away in the backyard, shoots with the same objective: to

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Treating tendon problems

Vanessa Lee says that tendinopathy is like shooting in the wind: it can be annoying but manageable.  Injuries in competitive archery are common. At the 2017 Hyundai Archery World Championships in Mexico City, Oh Jin Hyek told me that he

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The hard choice: training with the bow

Patrick Huston explains his approach to getting strong with the bow… How would you feel if I told you I could give you a fabulous shortcut to putting more arrows in the middle? What if I told you you could

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