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Front Shoulder – Your Bow Arm

January 24, 2019


Think of your bow arm as a lever that is rotating around the bow arm shoulder and focus on the bowstring hand moving up toward your nose in a straight line. The thumb of your bow hand should not be wrapped around the grip – rather, it should be pointing “down range” toward your target. The fingers of the bow hand should remain relaxed. (see diagram below)


The wrist, forearm and elbow of the drawing arm (bowstring hand) should be located behind the arrow and as close to parallel (in-line) with the arrow shaft as possible. We are simply putting the shoulder in the right position and locking it in place.


Practice, Practice, Practice is the key!

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