Archery Stance: It's Not as Difficult as You Think

Archery Stance: It's Not as Difficult as You Think

Archery Stance
Archery Stance 

Welcome to Archery hacks. Today in this article you will learn about the proper archery stance and some tips to gain proper knowledge for better practice sessions.

Archery stance is nothing but positioning your body in order to gain stability and improve proper aiming. It generally allows an Archer to focus on the aim more accurately and precisely.

Working hard to improve stance or position in archery will benefit you in many ways like it can improve the body posture by strengthening the muscles and helps an Archer to gain the technique to focus the whole body on a single point of aim.

Also, remember that it can improve the posture of the back if you practice proper form. If you don't focus on the form then it may result in serious back issues in future. So pay attention to training and try to join an academy or get a coach for yourself.

Proper Archery Stance


1) Jump to find a stable position.


Start with a jump and position your legs in order to gain stability. Feet should be slightly apart and avoid too much gap between your feet.

Now it's time to bang the target without opening your eyes. It is a hard step to practice but very effective for proper posture.

2) Distribute your weight evenly on both legs.


Weight distribution is a key in proper body posture in archery stance. Shift your bodyweight equally on both legs to achieve stability and strength by activating the muscles of both legs accordingly.

3) Draw bow with closed eyes to check alignment.


Take a slight jump and position the feet according to the stable point of the body and turn your front foot slightly towards the target. Adjust your weight evenly on both legs and try to aim bow sight without opening the eyes. Practice more and more.

If the aim shifts slightly left or right then correct it by shifting the back foot left or right according to your aim. This step corrects the overall aim and posture of the body.

This stance helps to attain stability in a natural way without forcing the body. You just have to find the stable point and you are good to go.

Balance stance


1) Slightly lean forward until your toes begin to dig into the floor.

2) Remember to keep your body straight from heels to the top of your head.

3) Your centre of mass should be above the middle of your feet.

Important points to remember:


1) You should keep your arm straight while shooting a bow and it can reduce the pressure on the joints which in turn minimize the chance of injury.

2) You have to work on many techniques to improve your aiming skills. Only proper archery stance cannot improve aim. Finger position, grips, draw length, anchor point also plays a vital role in aim improvement.

3) It may be difficult to find proper archery stance as it varies accordingly from person to person.


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