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In Part I, we examined the major muscle groups involved in drawing and shooting your bow. It was clear that muscles involved in drawing and shooting your bow went well beyond your back and shoulders. In Part II, we went over some stretches and movements that can strengthen and add mobility to your rotator cuff muscles, thus improving strength and reducing the risk of injury. Now it is time to look at the resistance training that will strengthen the major muscle groups involved in shooting your bow Continue Reading…

In Part I, we discussed the various muscles involved in drawing, holding, and shooting your bow. If you recall, we discussed how the back and shoulders were the integral pieces to properly drawing your bow. It is crucial that you understand that your shoulder is a very complex joint that involves multiple bones, tendons, and muscles. While the major muscles on the surface of the back and shoulder are heavily involved, your rotator cuff muscles and the muscles surrounding your scapulae (shoulder blade) are the underlying anchor that holds it all together. If those muscles are weak and fail, you won’t be pulling a bow very much anymore.

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