Besides shooting your bow, what exercises do you suggest to keep the bow drawing muscles in shape? I have my bow set at 56 lbs. During bow hunting season, the draw was fairly easy and I could shoot around 30 - 35 arrows per practice session before getting muscle fatigue. I laid off shooting when rifle season came along (about 2 months). During that time, I was going to the gym and working out. But, apparently not working the bow drawing muscles. I went to the range yesterday and could only shoot around 10 arrows before fatigue set in.
Lesson learned, need to go to the range more regularly. May drop the poundage about 2 lbs for awhile to get longer practice sessions in too.
My gym has some weight stacks attached to cables that you can set about shoulder height. I'm thinking of trying to simulate the bow draw with the weights to build up my bow draw muscles when I can't get to the range.