Archery training – Aiming Drill #1

“But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob” – Genisis 49:24 (Click to Tweet)

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Aiming Drill #1



Aiming Drill #1 is designed to:

  • improve muscle endurance
  • improve the focus on your sight picture
  • prevent premature releases.

These Drills & Exercises should be practiced in a safe environment in accordance with your state and federal laws and regulations.

If you are under the age of 18, adult supervision is recommended. If you have any medical conditions please consult your doctor before attempting any of these drills or exercises.

Equipment Needed:

  • Bow
  • Arrow
  • Target Face

Aiming Drill #1:

  • Draw back to your anchor point and hold.
  • Take aim on your target and get your sight picture
  • Hold this position of three seconds then ease down on the string. (Do not release the arrow)
  • Do this 10 times.  Take a break as needed.


While at full draw:

  • Verify that your form is correct
  • Make sure that you are getting an accurate sight picture

Increased Difficulty:

To increase the difficulty of this exercise, try holding the sight picture for as long as you can before you ease down on the string.  This is a good way to prepare for hunting season.  You never know how long you are going to have to hold that string back.

Decreased Difficulty:

To decrease the difficulty of this exercise, simply decrease the number of repetition that you do with each practice.

Scoring Your Progress:

Keep track of your progress by scoring your exercise for each practice session. For Example:

  • 9-10 Repetition = 5 points
  • 7-8 Repetitions = 4 points
  • 5-6 Repetitions = 3 points
  • 3-4 Repetitions = 2 points
  • 1-2 Repetitions = 1 Point


Now you have learned the Aiming Drill #1.  We have also discussed how to increase and decrease the difficulty of this exercise, and how to score your progress.  Have fun and practice hard.

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