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Fitness Components for Archery

In addition to the high level of skill required to be an archer, to be successful you need, among other things,, among other things, good balance, coordination, hand strength and fitness! However, which of these are more important? Below is a discussion about the fitness requirements for archery, which can help with developing training programs for this sport, and for interpreting fitness testing results and determining the relative strengths and weaknesses of an archer.

You need to have balance and coordination

We have a poll about the component of fitness most important for success in Archery. Out of the options of Body Size and Composition, Muscle Strength, Muscular Endurance, Power, Speed / Quickness, Agility, Flexibility, Balance and Coordination, and Cardiovascular Endurance, the factor considered most important by the readers of this site was balance and coordination with about 40% of the votes. Other factors considered important are muscular strength and endurance. You can add your vote too, and see the latest results.

You still need to be fit

In a similar poll, we have asked people to rate the 12 factors of success for sports. Visitors to this site have rated each of these factors for the sport of archery, and the most important according to them are: coping with pressure situations and aerobic endurance. You may be surprised with aerobic endurance rating so well, but an archer needs to perform over a long period of time without fatigue and maintain concentration. You can also add your ratings of Which Factors Make Successful Archers, and see the latest results.

Most Important Factors for Success in Order of Importance (data from 2018)

  1. Coping with Pressure Situations
  2. Aerobic Endurance
  3. Balance & Coordination
  4. Reaction Time
  5. Motivation & Self Confidence
  6. Skill and Technique
  7. Speed / Quickness
  8. Flexibility
  9. Agility
  10. Analytic & Tactical Ability
  11. Strength & Power
  12. Body Size and Composition

Are You an Expert?

I have found that asking all site visitors for their opinion, while it is interesting, does not always lead to accurate results. We want to know what the experts think. If you consider yourself an expert in archery, go here to add your opinion.

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