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Breathing Exercises

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:52 pm

I was out this evening doing my bridge drills and I noticed a pattern to my breathing during the shot. Curious… do any of you use any specific breathing exercises during your routine, or would it be something to try to avoid? Do any coaches address this?
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Re: Breathing Exercises

Postby Fuzzy Dog » Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:56 pm

Rick Welch recommends taking a deep breath and letting it out before you draw, then inhale as you draw and hold until the shot goes off - pretty much the same thing I've been told about rifle shooting.
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Re: Breathing Exercises

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:57 pm

I know you've been working with Len C. Has he addressed it at all?
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Re: Breathing Exercises

Postby Fuzzy Dog » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:07 pm

No. All he's said that's even close is to stop and "gather my thoughts" just before drawing. It's sort of the same principle, though - relax and concentrate on the shot, but nothing specific to breathing. I'll ask him though and let you know what he says.
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Re: Breathing Exercises

Postby Bender » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:38 pm

Actually I have found that my breathing is the best way to acheive that sought for subconscious release. I take a deep breath as I draw, then hold it until I pass out. Er, ah, no. Wait a minute.That's the UNCONSCIOUS release isn't it? Damn!
No really my pattern is to breath during the draw, and hold my breath for the shot until the release. Is it technically correct? I have no idea. It is a consistent pattern, and so as such I do not actively analyze it. Its just running in the background.
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Re: Breathing Exercises

Postby Yohon » Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:04 am

"What would Lenny say?"....I bet he would ask...Do you do it the same on each shot? If you said yes...he'd say "bada bing bada boom lets move on" ;) :lol: :lol: From asking around/reading up on the subject it seems to vary a great deal between archers. Find what works for u and do it the same on each shot and leave it at that.

Be careful around Joe tho, he likes to ask you if your breathing while you are shooting :P
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Re: Breathing Exercises

Postby njstykbow » Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:41 am

Be careful around Joe tho, he likes to ask you if your breathing while you are shooting


Hey...I was doing an opinion poll...not trying to screw with your mind! :oops: Honestly.

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Re: Breathing Exercises

Postby Yohon » Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:28 am

njstykbow wrote:I do know this...If you're thinking about it...you're about to fail in the shot process.

Joe


Now thats something to listen too!!!
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Re: Breathing Exercises

Postby Feral Donkey » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:38 am

Jim, what you should concentrate on more is what part of Elizabeth Taylor's body does your tab remind you of. Then shoot your damn bow. ;)
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Re: Breathing Exercises

Postby Fuzzy Dog » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:57 am

Feral Donkey wrote:Jim, what you should concentrate on more is what part of Elizabeth Taylor's body does your tab remind you of. Then shoot your damn bow. ;)


Her current body or her "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" body?
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