Archery Tips Blog
What are Archery SPTs?
SPT stands for Specific Physical Training and are exercises intended for the muscles you specifically need for your sport. In archery, we need strong bow drawing muscles, strong bow lifting muscles and the strong string hand finger muscles. Not only must these muscles be strong, they also need to have endurance and flexibility*. There are four SPTs […]Continue Reading
Nutrition Basics for Archers
Nutrition Eating is more than just supplying energy for the body. It’s an important part of our social lives, shared among friends and family. But when people think of nutrition, people think automatically about restricting diets and other negative connotations. Nutrition, however, should be in our minds at all times, regardless of where we happen […]Continue Reading
Good Snacks for Archers
We all are in love with snacking! We get hungry between meals and our body decides it needs to be FED NOW. What are we to do? Starve our bodies? Wait till the next meal? Or eat a good snack? As long as we snack on the right food in the right quantity there is […]Continue Reading
How Many Calories Per Day Do You Need?
How many calories per day should you eat? That depends on how old you are, how active you are, whether you are still actively growing and your gender. Yes, it’s not fair, men can eat more than women; and children and adolescents need more food than adults; and active people just plain and simple need […]Continue Reading
Why Take a Multi-Vitamin?
If you are eating a varied diet (not the same thing every meal and not the same thing the two days in a row) you probably will not need a multi-vitamin supplement. But most nutritionists still advise people to use a good multi-vitamin supplement. Why? The daily multi-vitamin is an insurance policy. You do need […]Continue Reading
When Should Archers Drink?
Hydration, or keeping your body moist, is very important to athletic performance. As little as 2% dehydrated, or just starting to get thirsty, will reduce your athletic performance by 5% to 7%. For archers this means that you hit the center less often about 5% to 7% less. In other words if you expect to […]Continue Reading
Hydration for Archers
What is Hydration? Simple! Drinking fluids that help you keep your body moist. What does that? Mostly water based stuff, like fruit juice, water, decaffeinated coffee and decaffeinated tea, diet decaffeinated soda, sports drinks; but not sugary drinks, coffee or tea. The sugary drinks bump up how our body works, including our kidneys and bladder […]Continue Reading
Why Eat Vegetables?
Vegetables, those lovely crisp green, yellow, red, orange and white things. Vegetables are those crunchy fibrous treats that our bodies need. Vegetables are sources of vitamins and minerals that provide the basics for survival for our body and minds. Yes, vegetables are important and tasty parts of our everyday diets. The problem with most vegetables […]Continue Reading
Why Eat Protein?
Why eat protein? Everyone thinks that protein build muscles; but what builds muscles is resistive training (weight lifting, calisthenics, SPTs); but protein is used everywhere in our bodies: muscles, teeth, bones, ligaments, tendons, skin, organs, nerves, hormones and all kinds of enzymes. Without protein we would literally fall apart. But how much protein should we […]Continue Reading
For good nutrition, we must control the size of the portion of food we eat. The more calories we need to eat, the more portions we need to eat every day. By controlling the number of portions we eat, we control the amount of calories we eat. Portion control, both portion size and number of […]Continue Reading