This step can be a bit confusing and hard to understand.
Still it is important to know how to transfer the draw weight to your back muscles after you have drawn the bow and found your anchor point.
Let’s see how it’s done:
First things first!
Once again we should reflect on what we have done so far.
Before you transwer the draw weight to your back muscles you have to make sure that you are set up nicely.
- Are you using one of the three stances?
- Have you nocked the arrow correctly (is the index feather pointing away from the bow)?
- Is the bowstring hooked in the first joint of your fingers (don’t use more than three fingers)?
- Is your elbow rotated out of harms way?
- Are your shoulders down?
- Did you draw and find your correct anchor?
- Is your body a “T”?
When you can say “yes” to all of these points you can proceed.
If not, you have to start from the beginning.
Remember to move your draw hand slowly towards the bow in order to start new.
Never shoot an arrow when you are not set up correctly!
Let’s get into it!
Like I warned you before, this step might be a bit hard to grasp. This is something you can’t see, you can only feel it:
When I told you how to draw a bow, I told you that it is mostly done by your back muscles.
In the beginning you have to use your biceps, of course, but now is the time that you put almost all of the load to your back.
This is done by moving your shoulder blades even more together.
Try to really feel that your arm is not pulling so hard anymore. Actually, your arm can even relax a bit when it is done right.
Your hand and wrist have to stay relaxed as well. Don’t tense your hand suddenly.
The arrow and your arm have to be aligned at this point. Your arm looks like the extension of the arrow.
You can move your elbow up a little if it feels more comfortable for you , but not too much.
Like you know I really love to remind you to imagine the “T”.
When you find your “inner T” you know you are doing it right! 😉
Let’s move on!
This is going to be one of my shorter articles.
While it is an important step, there is just nothing more to say about it and I don’t want to bore you with it.
I don’t want to linger here to long, because there is only one more thing we need to do before the arrow flies!
I hope you are as excited as I am, because I know the great feeling of letting those arrows fly and hear the sound they make when they hit the target.
It’s just great!
Let me know what you think about this lesson.
Is it easy to understand?
If you have problems with it, let me know what they are and I will answer you, or even change something in the article to make it clearer.
Have a great day and happy shooting!