Welcome to the Tenzone
This site is mostly
based around Target Archery, and since the author is a Recurve
archer, there's a bias that way too. But quite a bit of the material
here applies well whatever style of archery you're into, so have
a look 'round.
The main subjects fit
the topics at right; just about everything here is behind one
of those. Some of the material is in PDF format, for which you'll
need the free Acrobat reader (below right).
Pretty obviously, this
site is not exactly finished, and no site is completely comprehensive,
so I won't take criticism (much) amiss. See the address below
if you want to email me.
October 2003: A friend kicked me and reminded me to
update the 'about author' stuff. Not much of a change, but it
does remind me that the site's been static for a long while. Any
thoughts on what should be added, let me know via the guestbook!
21 April 2002. Some recent research on stretching in warmup suggests
that static stretching may not be the best thing for archery warmups.
A New Item link on the training page
points to a comment on the topic, and it's linked under flexibility
on the main training menu as
21 January 2002. It's been a while, but there's now some new
material on stretches for archery
on the training page (follow the 'flexibility links).
29 Sept: Training and Psych
pages now have their own search facilities. Small tweaks to the
'what to train' page as well.
27 Sept 01: Rather dull, really, but the old Search engine provider
pulled its free service, so there's now a NEW
SEARCH FACILITY running. Rather a nicer one as well.
9 August 01: Another two (important) shoulder/arm weight
training exercises accessed from here.
30 July a couple more shoulder/arm exercises
23 July 2001. Two shoulder exercises using weights added to the
training pages accessed from here.
18 July 2001. A few more exercises, just starting in on weight
training. Among the training pages accessed from here.
(follow 'what to train', muscle training tabs)
28 May 2001. The beginnings of some material on exercises for
archery, starting with general body weight exercises, on the training
pages (follow the muscle training menu items here).
25 March 2001. More new material on the training
page ; Background stuff on where muscles are and what they
do in archery. The anatomy bits could be handy for trainee coaches,
and should also tell you a bit about what to train. Actual exercises
for them to come in due course... I hope it's less than a month
19 Feb 2001. The training page
is finally under way, with some basic principles of fitness and
training, plus some general fitness (cardio) pages. More to come
12 December 2000: Finally got the new Confidence section sorted
on the psych page! And if I'm not
back before then, Happy Christmas out there, and best wishes for
the next season!
21 Nov 2000: New page on Visualisation and mental rehearsal under
the psych page, which is also updated.
10 Nov: More on handling distractions - see New items on
the psych intro page.
5 Nov; (Sorry - I was away for a bit!) Concentration topic now
well under way, including items on focussing (pretty complete,
with a widget to watch) and a concentration game to play with.
See the New items on the psych intro
page to track them down.
16 Oct: Hey! A Search facility! Some
days, I just love the web!
16 Oct: Psyching up, relaxation, anxiety control and arousal control
(!?) now up to spec. in the psych
14 Oct: New 'arousal control' pages building in the psych
10 Oct: Goal setting on the psych
pages (Goals menu tab)
8 Oct: New Guestbook trial.
8 Oct: New psych skills pages: Check
out the Relaxation tab for Developing relaxation skills; general
relaxation, breathing and visualisation exercises.
3-8 Oct 00: 4 New pages under Anxiety control on the Psych
pages. More in development, and links to further psych pages
20 Sept 00 - Psych booklist (short list, essential reading!)
15 Sept 00 - Interactive 'Psych skills'
self-assessment - see how you do..
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