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Archery Exercises

Before we can look at which exercises we need for target archery, we need to look at the requirements of the sport. Target archery is played indoors and outdoors. Target archery is played at short distances and long distances, from 4 yards to 70 meters. Target archery is game requiring a clear mind. Since target […]

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COVID-19 Changes

With the COVID-19 pandemic we had to change many things. The most important is the cleaning and sanitation that we do here at the shop. Everyone must make an appointment to do anything in the shop (range time, bow fitting, arrow fitting, private coaching, video analysis, classes, etc.) since we must limit the number of […]

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JOAD Program Re-Starting

Massachusetts has allowed youth program, for those younger than 18 years old, to begin again. Ace Archers JOAD is ready for the youth archers to start again. The shop is ready. The range is ready. The coaches are ready. Are you ready? You will have to make a reservation, since we have strict limit of […]

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Practice 5/12/2020 to 5/18/2020

This week we are focusing on the Angular Draw and arriving at Load Position. Angular Draw forces us to use our back muscles to draw the bow. Since we use the back muscles, we cannot injure the rotator cuff muscles (in the shoulders). Angular Draw follows Set. The Set position is very important to achieve […]

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Practice 5/5/2020 to 5/11/2020

This week we are focusing on the Set through Set-up. Set is when you are ready to begin the physical aspects of shooting the bow. You: Have Loaded the Arrow Have a correct Posture and Stance Have a correct Hook and Grip You are looking where you will be aiming After coming to Set you […]

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Practice for 4/28/2020 to 5/5/2020

This week we are focusing on the Posture and Stance. Stance is how we hold the lower part of our body, from the hips down. Posture is how we hold the entire body, from the top of your head to the soles of your feet. Speaking of feet, you need to wear elevation neutral footwear; […]

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Practice for 4/21/2020 to 4/28/2020

This week we are focusing on the Transfer and Holding of our bows. Transfer is the action of moving the Angular Draw from 90% Back Muscles/10% Arm Muscles to 95% Back Muscles/5% Arm Muscles and moving Drawing Control totally into the back muscles. Holding is once we have completed Transfer the Back Muscles have 95% […]

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Practice for 4/14/2020 to 4/17/2020

This week we are focusing on the Angular Draw of our bows. Angular Draw allows us to draw a heavy draw weight bow without injury. The focus is proper Set-up with the draw shoulder already in line with the bow shoulder, and tension already present in the mid-back muscles. Proper Set-up is the result of […]

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Practice for 4/7/2020 to 4/11/2020

Note: I am sorry I am late with the outline for this week’s practice sessions. I have been extremely busy keeping the business alive by getting a loan from the SBA. The gathering of the data took much longer than anticipated and I am still working on the loan. Again, I am sorry for the […]

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Practice for 3/31/2020 to 4/4/2020

This week we are going to focus on Posture and Stance. Posture and Stance is the foundation of the entire NTS Shot Cycle, without a correct Posture and Stance the NTS Shot Cycle cannot function properly. Posture refers to how we hold the entire body. Stance refers to how we hold the body from the […]

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