We made it!
This is the final step of my training! Learn how to follow through in archery and you are fit and ready to go to your nearest archery range and become a great archer.
Or you can practice this great sport at home, but don’t forget to keep yourself and others safe when doing so.
Read on to learn what this is all about:
It means that you are not done, when you released your arrow and the arrow flew toward the target.
You can’t just put down your bow and walk away.
Instead there are still a few things you have to do, to finish your archery movement.
Don’t worry, it is not a lot you have to do at this point.
Just before you released the arrow, your chest was fully extended and your back muscles held the draw weight while your hand was pulling at the string.
Now, that the string has left your fingers, all the weight is suddenly gone.
To compensate this, you keep moving your hand away from the target, passing your face and head.
Your bow arm has to stay up and straight.
You can loosen the grip on your bow a little, so that it tips forward.
If you are using a bow sling, the bow will be held only by the sling now and tips forward completely.
When your hand passed your head you stay in this position until you hear the arrow hit the target.
If it didn’t hit the target you just count to three.
Then you can finally put down the bow and your hand and review your shot to find out if you have done something wrong or what you could improve.
It is important to follow through, because by doing this you make sure that you don’t move the bow or your body too early to effect your shot negatively.
It is a technique you can see all professional archers do, so from that you know that it is really vital to your success in archery.
Thank you so much for reading and hopefully enjoying my archery training.
I have given you the 10 basic archery shooting techniques you need to succeed in archery.
You came a long way, starting with the proper archery stance and finished today with the follow through in archery.
This was a lot of information, so I recommend that you go back and read again whenever you have the feeling you might have forgotten something.
But most importantly:
Enjoy your time shooting your bow!
It is a great activity and I can hardly describe the feeling I have when I practice with one of my bows.
It gives me a lot and helps me relax and get away from a hard day and clear my mind.
Leave me a quick line to tell me what your feelings are about archery.
Have you just started, or are you already a decent archer?
Are there any questions left you couldn’t find answers to in my training?
Talk to you soon.