What is a Lazy Shoot in Archery?


Every archer has a low moment at which they cannot carry their regular shooting on the foam archery targets. Such moments are said to offer the archer a lazy shoot, and may at times not be able to shoot at all. A lazy shoot may not always imply poor training, but may be at times be caused by excessive practice with minimal breaks. When an archer succumbs to lazy shooting, they are less effective and less likely to hit the foam archery targets.

Symptoms that lazy shooting is catching up with you

Lazy shooting is not an instantaneous occurrence, but a series of slow-fades. These symptoms will at norm indicate a falling star in your day’s shooting fair.

  • General fatigue
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Anxiety and lack of comp sure/confidence
  • Excessive sweating and inability to handle or control the bow
  • Overconfidence

Lazy shooting can be caused by several things, including the following:

  • Inadequate or lack of practice at all

Inadequate practice leaves you half-baked in your shooting skill. This is a common challenge with junior and more experienced archers who take things lightly. To avoid falling pray of this challenge, always create practice program that accommodates all your activities with enough time to take short breaks during your training sessions.

  • When you’re over-bowed or facing higher shooting poundage

Archers with regular practice have their limits and reasonable capabilities. When you face a fresh challenge that overwhelms you, you may reasonably fail to hit the foam archery targets. Although this is a technical cause of lazy shooting, it can always be avoided by properly selecting the activities you participate. You can optionally train with your foam archery targets at long distances or making the long-shoot drill a daily practice.

  • Wrong body poses when shooting

A good pose for a shoot should give you a relaxed muscular alignment from head to toe with only the arms at reasonable tensions. This balances between the tension on your arms and the shoulders leading to a reduction in the amount of body weight lying perpendicularly to your trunk. When this balance is distorted, a shooter is likely to succumb to a lazy shoot.

By valariearthur

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