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Do I need to warm up and cool down?

Warming up before and cooling down is an important part of exercise, and archery is no exception. Shooting with cold muscles can lead to muscle soreness and increases your risk of injury later, and cooling down after will help to reduce your heartrate and helps with recovery.

If you need help to warm up and cool down at the range, Lucy O’Sullivan, archer and personal trainer, runs through some simple exercises that can be adapted to all abilities.

Warming up

Cooling down


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