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A guide to bow arm stability

The essentials for keeping your bow arm strong. Keeping the bow arm stable is vital in recurve archery, but it’s surprising how quickly the strength can drop off – especially if you’ve been out of the game for a few

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Archery: what the pros eat

Mimi Landström explores what the pros eat in competition. It’s wintertime, and you may well have been indulging a little in the last month or so, and perhaps wondering how to get back to that next level in the New

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Getting things straight: shoulder alignments for recurve archers

Naomi Folkard talks shoulder alignment for recurve archers. The shoulder is a remarkably mobile joint. The humerus – the long bone in the upper arm between your elbow and your shoulder – fits into the scapula like a ball and

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Ask The Experts: Follow-through

Q: How should you finish off a shot? I’ve heard of the value of a good follow-through, but what does that really entail? A: Imagine you’re a world class athlete hitting a tennis ball, sprinting 100m or throwing a javelin. A

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Ask The Experts

Q: I’m getting used to my new recurve after finishing a beginners course a few months back, but I’m noticing I’m getting a lot of string contact with my arm guard. It’s not hitting my arm, so it’s not painful, but

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Naomi Folkard first over 1350!

Great Britain’s number one-ranked recurve archer Naomi Folkard has broken the British record for the FITA (1440) round, shooting a score of 1356. The score is the first shot by a British woman that has broken the 1350 barrier, and

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Congratulations!

Naomi Folkard had made it 10 years running as  Archery GB’s highest-ranked female recurve archer. Congratulations Naomi on your achievement, from everyone on the Bow International team!

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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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Record breaker

Naomi Folkard broke two national records in a matter of weeks

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GB archers funding blow

Four Olympic archers have lost their full-time funding following a near 20 per cent funding cut by UK Sports

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