Archery is an activity in which arrows are propelled by a stringed bow toward a target. Archery has been practiced throughout the world for centuries. Target archery requires good eyesight, balance and concentration. Archery may improve muscular strength and endurance, hand-eye coordination, balance and flexibility. Care must be taken at all times while participating in archery. Serious injuries or death can result from unsafe archery practices. Be sure to learn the proper way to use a bow and the appropriate safety procedures to follow when practicing or competing.
Archery Sport-specific applications
Archery Equipment required
Archery Applicable substitutions
Archery Reference sources, organizations and publications
Muscle groups used
Primary muscles: latissimus dorsi, trapezius, rhomboid, shoulders (posterior deltoid) and forearms Assistance muscles: triceps, chest, lower back, abdominals, biceps, quadriceps and hamstrings
Approximately 0.03 Calories per minute per pound of body weight
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