Recovering your strength after a break from archery

Long break? Winter blues? Lucy O’Sullivan has you covered Strength, noun: “the quality or state of being physically strong” and “the capacity of an object or substance to withstand great force or pressure”. Strength is not just one ‘thing’. Although

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Archery exercises: rows and weights

Lucy O’Sullivan focuses on the best exercises for your back To be able to push past plateaus in your archery it is important to look after your back muscles. You can check out Bow 161 for an article on my

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How to build back strength for archery

Back strength is essential for archery – and life. Lucy O’Sullivan shows you how. I cannot emphasise this enough: we all need to work on our back strength. Not only as archers, but as 21st-century humans. ‘Text neck’ and ‘office

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Core archery: squats

Getting down with Lucy O’Sullivan You may, by now, be slightly sick of my talking about gym exercises again. Don’t worry, I get it – but it’s all for the greater good, I promise. Squats are my go to exercise

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How to be an Olympic archer

Could it be easier than you think? For many recurve archers, the pinnacle of a career is representing your country at a summer Olympic Games. This is an extremely difficult goal to achieve, and getting selected and then qualifying is

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Six ways to improve your recurve release

Ashe Morgan looks at a few different ways to improve the most important part of your shot. The release is the most important part of your recurve shot; consistency here will skyrocket your performance, and even minor errors can drop

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Fitness: is it really that important?

By Lucy O’Sullivan Last month Bow received a question for the Ask The Experts section which said this: “We are often told that overall fitness is crucial to archery, yet I have to say I look at a lot of

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How to get stronger and fitter at home

Not quite ready to venture out of your winter cocoon and take on the gym? Lucy O’Sullivan says you can still improve your archery

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Shooting strengtheners: Custom workout routine for archers

Personal trainer Lucy O’Sullivan explains how being fit can aid your archery, and outlines the basics of a gym routine that can help supplement your shooting

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Interview: Braden Gellenthien’s 2017

We spoke to Team USA regular Braden Gellenthien at the beginning of year, and got his predictions on how he thought things were going to turn out. We caught up with him at the end of it to find out if his feelings had been right

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