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One of the persistent questions I have regarding coaching archery is how to adapt so-called “standard” archery form to people who can’t quite execute it for physical reasons. I am not addressing adaptations as is done for disabled archers, I am talking about archers with minor physical limitations.

Take me, for example. As I have gotten older I find myself increasingly unable to look over my bow shoulder without discomfort. Consequently, either I have to tilt my head to get in line (which causes me to lose depth perception and physical strength) or keep my head erect but have my draw elbow short of being in line (which is what I do). I have tried stretching, massage, etc. with no real effect so far.

Do you have any ideas on how archers can compensate for physical limitations (mine or anyone else’s)?

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