At the time when you raise the bow without pulling you keep aiming at the target in archery tag . This is the preparation for the entire shooting process. Here you inhale and slowly pull the rope pre-pulled, keeping the elbow of the straight arm high until you reach with your right hand to the chin for right-handed, left-handed the other way. You need to remember the arm when pulling the rope keeps the shoulder elevated. There are several ways to do the pull:
Lifting the bow
When lifting the bow, the string is pulled a little so that the bow when it is at the height of the target is already extended a little. This was a form adopted in Europe for many years. Professionals noticed that it has a problem. When doing this pre-pull, it happens that the muscle is tensed in a different position than the final pull with the arm pointing down. Then when you lift your left arm, the muscle in your right arm, because it is already tensioned, needs a lot of strength to continue the pull. This technique requires a lot of unnecessary force.
Raising the Bow
In this technique, the bow is raised above the view and a pre-pull is made and when pulling the rope the bow is lowered until it is at the height of the target and the hand on the chin. This technique is good when you want to compensate for excess power in the arc. The bad thing about it is that it can happen when the arch goes down to the height of the chin and the target, it tends to raise the chin to accommodate the hand on the chin. Such a change in posture can compromise the shot. It just doesn’t compromise the shot if the archer is able to repeat the same movement over and over again, something difficult.
This technique is the one trainer recommend
It is also currently used by the Italian Olympic team that won gold at the Athens Olympics. The technique is simple. The arm is raised with the bow until the aim hits the center of the target. Then, slowly pull the rope, adjusting the posture. In this way, the hand that pulls goes alone in the right position under the chin without compromising posture. The pre-pull and the pull become a unit, and the aim is always kept on the target.
To test the correct posture:
A good test is to stand with open arms, look to the side and then bend your right arm up to your chin while keeping your elbow high. This way you have the ideal posture for the pull. The pre-pull occurs when we pull the rope slowly and slowly with constant and continuous pressure, in a fluid and slow movement. The pre-pull becomes a unit with the final pull. This way we avoid pulling the arrow too much and overtaking the cliker ahead of time.
If we are going to pull fast to compensate for the excess power, the arrow will easily be pulled too far and the cliker will pass ahead of time before we have aimed right. The quick pull is a sign that the bow is too heavy for the archer.
At the time of the pull, you should focus on the elbow and not the arm or shoulder. Move your elbow back and not your shoulder. This way, the movement is avoided with the shoulder, overloading the shoulder. When concentrating on the elbow, the movement is automatically made with the musculature of the back and shoulder blade together with the musculature of the shoulder, thus facilitating the movement and making the musculature less tiring.