How to Warm Up for Archery

Warming up is very important for any sport, including archery. In order to avoid injuries you should always warm up before shooting.


  1. 1
    Get the blood flowing. Jump a bit, run around the block, just make sure the blood is flowing.
  2. 2
    Loosen your lower back. Do this by rotating your torso side to side, without moving your hips. Do this for one to two minutes.
  3. 3
    Loosen your shoulders. Place your hands on your shoulders and make big circles in the air with your elbows. Do this for one to two minutes.
  4. 4
    Do the helicopter. Hold your arm stretched out upwards, and swing it forwards 360°. Then swing it over your head, your arm bent at the elbow. Do this 15-25 times with each arm.
  5. 5
    Do the double helicopter. Stretch your arms so your body has a T-shape. Rotate your arms at the elbow, like the rotor of a helicopter. Your elbows should remain still in the air.
  6. 6
    Loosen your neck. Don't roll it around, that's very bad for the vertebrae in your neck. Instead, look up and down for one minute or so, then look side to side, then from shoulder to shoulder.
  7. 7
    Loosen your wrists and fingers. Grasp your hands, and make sure your elbows touch each other. Then rotate your hands at the wrists in every direction for about one minute.
  8. 8
    Wiggle your fingers for another minute.
  9. 9
    Jump around a bit and shake everything loose one more time before starting.

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