Hoyt fitness guru Dan Staton walks archers through shoulder mobility and its critical impact on archery performance. Staton holds a Master’s degree in exercise physiology, and owns and operates CrossFit in Spokane Valley, Wash.
“Whether you are a target archer or a bowhunter, bottom line is our shoulders help hold that bow rock steady,” said Staton. “What we can do today to make tomorrow better is to mobilize those shoulders.”
Staton breaks down the three key motives to be shoulder-focused as an archer:
- If you have a previous shoulder injury, we want to correct that to start.
- By improving your flexibility, you improve your range of motion.
- Range of motion improves performance.
Staton also walks viewers through steps to test your current shoulder range of motion.