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Offline Tdlair72

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pain in forearm
« on: December 09, 2018, 10:38:37 AM »
I've been shooting trad for about a year getting to be a ok shooter but lately I'm having pain in my forearm close to my elbow on my bow arm I don't know if its from hand shock from the bow or if im doing something else wrong I am shooting a cheap recurve samick sage to be exact im holding my bow arm the way tom clum says in the vids ive seen
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Re: pain in forearm
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2018, 11:33:23 AM »
Really would need to see what you are doing.  Pain there is OFTEN (but NOT always) caused by way too much bow hand tension.  IF using Tom's suggestion, your hand AND forearm would be totally relaxed with NO tension there at all.  You also don't mention bow weight but I SUSPECT that your Samic is not the reason for it.

As usual, just guessing here, NEED to see; Video???

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Re: pain in forearm
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 12:18:06 PM »
I'm shooting 40 pounds.. I came down in weight to work on my form. my bow hand knuckles are at a 45 degree angle.my elbow is rotated outward away from me.. my shoulder is low. I may be locking my arm out way to tight is kinda what it feels like
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Re: pain in forearm
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 01:38:15 PM »
Many inadvertently flex muscles they don't need to use, like an isometric exercise and don't even realize they are doing it.  The tension you get in the triceps, when you roll that elbow, is the only tension needed in the entire arm -- most especially in the forearm!  When you put muscles and their associated tendons under tension, they are more prone to injury.  When they are relaxed, there is flexibility that allows movement or better yet, shock absorption.

In archery, DO NOT flex ANY muscle not required for the shot!!  Study yourself and see if there is tension, then if there is, see if you can determine how that tension is contributing to the shot.  IF it isn't, RELAX IT!!

I see many shooters tense themselves into marble statue hardness for NO reason.  Then they discover over time -- PAIN/INJURY.

Arne

PS.  Think about when you are standing up.  The muscles in your legs are only working to keep your leg bones aligned to support your weight, you don't have all the muscles in your legs all tensed up. 
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Re: pain in forearm
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2018, 02:29:18 PM »
thanks arne. I will study my stance and posture and watch for tension where its not needed thank you again
Timothy lair

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