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    Training aid/s for an intermittent archer

    Hello

    I'm looking to buy one or more training aids but don't know what type I should be looking at.

    If I could, I would happily shoot 200+ arrows a day, but I simply don't have the time or opportunity. I have so little time in fact that I'm lucky if I can shoot a 100 arrows a week. I haven't been shooting for 6 weeks, but want to keep developing my strength so I can practice my form. Can anyone recommend some kind of training aid?

    I'm just looking for something to replicate drawing my bow. I don't want to practice with my bow unloaded in case I dry-fire it. I was considering buying a cheap bow and dry-firing that, but I'd rather get something made for purpose. Resistence bands look okay, but I've read about cheap ones failing and people's rooms/faces being destroyed.

    Ideally, I'd like something that will let me increase my draw weight. I'm currently pulling ~36lb, so getting something that would let me train at ~30lb up to 50ish would be great. If I could practice my release at the same time, that would be ideal.

    Regarding a budget, I'd say ~60 in general, but I'd be willing to pay more if it was truly worth it.

    Thanks.

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    Item BA95 in the Quicks catalogue - bow trainer. you can simulate different draw weights BA95 Bow Trainer Exerciser: - Quicks Archery

    or the Exerset by Skorten Training Aid
    Last edited by Dave; 01-12-13 at 08:11 PM.
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    Thanks for the reply.

    Both of those are the types of things I was looking for. However, I've watched a video on Youtube about the Quicks one and it doesn't look like much. Certainly not worth that money.

    Searches for information about the Exerset give lots of opinions from scared people. I'd also be concerned about it damaging my bow.

    So, I did another search and found this:

    Olympic-Style Stretch Band Training Improves Your Archery | Golden Gate Junior Olympic Archery Development

    If I could get a set of those, proven to be reliable, I think I'd be okay.

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    Stretch band is probably the best single item for folks in your situation, can be taken anywhere with you easily (if you don't mind looking like a prat at work :P )
    buy two then you can intensify your work out by doubling up the load

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    They sell all kinds of exercise stretch bands, not archery specific but a lot cheaper and most come with handles. Personally, I use a road bike inner tube, (since I have lots of them laying around) I use it daily to warmup mainly but can be used to train the muscles if done in multiple reps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carl7 View Post
    They sell all kinds of exercise stretch bands, not archery specific but a lot cheaper and most come with handles.
    I got mine from Tesco - sicksquid.

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