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
What Should Lunch Do for You?
We have three meals a day, and two planned snacks. Breakfast and the morning snack are done and lunch is here. Lunch is a special meal for Americans. Most of us feel that lunch is an interruption of our day. Lunch is not an interruption of our day it is an important time to rest, […]Continue Reading
Breakfast for Archers
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” It’s True! You have just slept the night away and your last meal was either dinner or a late night snack. Now you have woken up and you’re hungry and your body needs fuel. Should you wait until a mid-morning snack or lunch? Well, maybe if […]Continue Reading
When Should You Exercise for Archery?
Exercise – a vile word? I don’t think so. We all need to do it. We all need to do it more, especially if we want to get better at a sport. Every sport requires us to use our bodies, and exercise makes our bodies better. So, when should we exercise for archery? We need to do some warm-ups […]Continue Reading
Which Exercises Help Archery?
“Exercises! Exercises! Get your Exercises Here!” It seems every time we look at any media, someone is shoving their set of exercises at us. Some claim to make you long and lean, some to bulk up your muscles to turn your into a Greek god, others guaranteed to strip off all you body fat to […]Continue Reading
What does Archery Require of Your Body?
So you want to be an excellent archer. Do you know that means you are an athlete? As an athlete you need to prepare your body for your sport. Archery requires that you have: Endurance – We shoot 72 arrows a day for 4 days in National Tournament. Quick recovery from full exertion – We […]Continue Reading