As you start slinging arrows this summer, it’s easy to focus on your groups and forget about practicing proper form. So, when your’e at full draw, instead of thinking about making the shot, take a tip from archery coach Larry Wise: Focus on transferring holding energy from your arms to your back.
Float the pin, continue contracting your back muscles, and your arrow will crush the target without you willing it to. You’ll know you’re properly transferring energy to your back if you get a follow through on your release like in the video above.
—Larry Wise has competed and coached archery at the professional level for decades. He’s a retired high-school math teacher and a bowhunting fanatic.