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  1. bow arm shoulder pain

    How to Shoot
    Hello All, I am a newbie that is suffering with pain in my bow arm deltoid. I am shooting a 45# longbow. The pain is sharp and intense in the middle part of my deltoid. It occurs when I am at full draw. Yesterday it was so intense, on the first draw, I had to quit. The pain lasts about an...
  2. Form question - Bow arm

    General Archery Discussion
    Hi I'm new here. Assuming it is best to shoot wit a straight arm, what are you meant to do with your bow arm triceps? Do you contract it/keep it tight, or do you just relax it (without letting the arm bend much)? Are there any biomechanical advantages to keeping some tension in the triceps, or...
  3. Bow arm - straight or "cocked"?

    General Archery Discussion
    For years, when I first got into this, I shot with a straight arm, because I felt that it was one less variable. Now, with short brace height bows or bows with a lot of string action, I took a fair share of slaps, and took to shooting with an arm guard. Needless to say, this wore out a lot of...
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