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It may sound silly but hunting is a sport and you the hunter are an athlete. It is very important to train you body to handle those activities that you will encounter in the field. And one of the most important thing we face as hunters is shooting under pressure and or shooting with and elevated heart beat…..
For this workout you will need your bow and a field or and area that you can safely run and shoot your bow. I suppose you can do this with a rifle as well but you have to be extremely careful you check all your surroundings and where you’re shooting.
It is a very simple exercise. Begin by setting up a target at your medium distance, your half way point or your middle pin. Draw a shooting line. Then draw a line 60 yards behind your shooting line, this is your starting line. Place your bow and six arrows at the shooting line.
*****Make sure you warm up and stretch entire body and especially your legs back and arms.
Begin at starting line sprint from starting line to shooting line immediately pick up your bow, knock an arrow, and shoot. Try to shoot as quickly as possible. Walk back to the starting line and as soon as you get there turn around and run back to shooting line again. Repeat until you shoot all six arrows. Shoot standing
Retrieve your arrows this is your rest. Set your bow and arrows back at the shooting line
Now instead of sprints do 20 push ups at the shooting line then shoot, no rest in between sets. Shoot from seated position
Next set instead of push up do burpies or crunches 20 reps then shoot.. Shoot from a kneeling position
You get the idea… try to mix it up doing different physical activities and shooting from different positions.. I usually only do about 3 sets of this type of work because it a function training exercise not really designed as a fitness training session although it will get your heart going and you will burn some calories doing it…
That’s is short and sweet. By doing this workout you are A) learning how to shoot under pressure B) Learning how to shoot when your heart is pumping uncontrollably as it may when that bruiser comes in C) it’s a great fun cardio workout D) Helps make your shots become more instinctual…..