It’s time to get busy!

Hello Flint Bowmen Members!!

Just like anything else you’d like to keep nice, there is some work involved in keeping it maintained.

We are having a tree cutting contest.…. just kidding!!! 

It is more just cutting down, or soon to be down trees on the F.B. property to keep trails/ranges safe.

Anyone willing to come out, your help would be very much appreciated!  We will meet at the club on Saturday Feb. 23rd at 900 AM.

If you have your own equipment (i.e. Chainsaw, or other equipment) feel free to bring it.

Lunch provided at noon!!

NOTE: Free hardwood available to members from wood cut on planned work days!  Joel Keeler, F.B Work Coordinator (810) 247-0386

Flint Bowmen Spaghetti Dinner!

Flint Bowmen Spaghetti Dinner

Flint Senior Games @ Flint Bowmen

Flint Bowmen Senior Games

Flint Senior Games @ Flint Bowmen

Flint Bowmen Senior Games

Fitness Guide to Archery for Beginners

Youth-Archery-Safety

 

By Dominic Acito

The most common sports in high school are usually football, basketball

and track, but although those might be popular, there are plenty of

other interesting sports with which you could get involved. Archery, for

instance, is relatively easy to learn and excel at, and who doesn’t like

the idea of shooting things with arrows like Robin Hood or Katniss

Everdeen? Archery has been around for thousands of years, first as a

practical method of hunting or warfare and then as a competitive

sport. And while it might not appear to be that athletic at first, archery

does require you to keep in good shape, just like other sports.

Read the full article here

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8 Health Benefits of Archery

Archery is a fitness activity that benefits areas from muscle development to mental health.

The sport of archery requires precision, control, focus, physical ability and determination. Top athletes train daily, and for hours at a time, but even recreational archery can carry huge benefits to your health. Whether practised indoors or out, competitively or socially – and despite often being perceived as stationary – archery gets you active, burning calories and in a better state of mind.

Here’s eight reasons why…

1. EXERCISE

Archery is a sport that can be practised by all, no matter age, gender or ability. While physically drawing a bow does expend energy, so does walking to the target end on end to collect arrows. During the London 2012 Olympic Games, The Economist compared the calorie usage of winning Olympic golds to 10 minutes of other activities like dancing, snorkelling, sweeping and vacuuming.

On their way to topping the Olympic podium, a male archer burns an estimated 1,084 calories – only 747 calories less than women in marathon but more than 1,054 than the 100 metres’ sprint men. (Yes, the timeframes are different – but the point is valid!)

At tournaments, archers walk around eight kilometres (five miles) eachg day and can burn between 100 and 150 active calories every 30 minutes.

2. STRENGTH

As an exercise that requires short bursts of energy from core muscles, the act of drawing a bow puts tension in the chest, hands, arm and large upper back muscles, and non-core areas of your anatomy like the rotator cuffs, which support your shoulders. The correct and continuous repetition of this movement strengthens these tissues.

3. CONTROL

Archers learn to maintain focus on their shot routine, avoiding distractions like wind, distance, noise and their competitors to deliver the perfect arrow. That control is beneficial for other areas of life, too.

4. COORDINATION

The steps requires to create a good shot combine to form a high-precision routine that needs to be ingrained into an archer’s muscle memory and sub-conscious. There’s so much happening at the same time – and with such little margin for error – that the coordination of all these movements becomes almost instinctive.

5. PATIENCE

Archery’s easy to learn, but difficult to perfect. Although fun, it can be frustrating – and patience in practice is essential for a longer-term future in the sport. Having the determination to precisely repeat a technique makes you a better archer and, consequently, a better person!

6. RELAX

Staying calm and accurate under pressure is an ability that archers develop by managing their breathing, concentration and nervousness. When you’re shooting well, hours can pass by in a blink of an eye – and, as much as the sport can be sociable, when you’re on the line, archery is only about you and your bow. The perfect time for some internal meditation.

7. SELF-CONFIDENCE

Even in competition, an archer’s greatest opponent is himself. Identifying what to improve and setting clear goals is easy – after all, results are all based on easily-measurable scores. Progression breeds confidence, and there’s no better sport to measure that than archery.

8. SOCIALISE

There are very few sports in the world that allow the world’s best to compete on the target with someone fairly new. Tournaments in archery are, often, without barriers – and enable friendships between individuals from all walks of life. You never know who you’ll end up on a target with next.

 

Original article found on World Archery