From The Avengers to The Hunger Games, there have been a number of movies in recent years that have brought the sport of archery back into the mainstream.
More and more people have become interested in taking up archery, and for good reasons. No matter what your age, level of physical fitness, or even disability, almost anyone willing can give archery a shot!
Still on the fence? Here are four reasons to take up archery:
Archery builds character.
Archery is not a sport of speed or strength, but skill. With the various forms of archery practiced under all types of climatic conditions, you have to practice, practice, and practice some more to hone your skills. Archery practice teaches you patience, focus, discipline—character traits that will benefit you in all aspects of life. And believe it or not, archery also a great lesson in physics.
Archery is therapeutic.
Everyone needs downtime. Some people practice yoga, and others grab their bow and set up their archery target. Archery gives you time to clear your mind by focusing solely on the task at hand and drowning out the rest. Plus, pulling off a great shot also releases a hit of feel-good endorphins to brighten your mood. And shooting a SpyderWeb Target removes even more frustration from the equation with easy arrow pull and immense stopping power.
Archery keeps you in shape.
Archery is a great way to stay in shape without having to spend hours at the gym. Archers need significant stamina as well as upper body and core strength to pull bows and keep them steady while aiming. And while drawing a bow strengthens these muscles, it also improves balance and stability, which, in turn, improve posture as well as hand-eye coordination.
Archery is fun!
The main reason everyone should give archery a go is that is just plain fun! It’s fun, it’s challenging, and it can take up as little or as much time as you want. There are also many different aspects of archery, which means you’ll never get bored trying to conquer the next challenge. Getting pretty good with your target? Try hunting, or enter a competition, or give bowfishing a shot—the options abound!
At SpyderWeb Targets, one of our top priorities is to foster a fun and enjoyable shooting experience. If you have any questions about getting started in archery, visit our Facebook page or contact us today—we’d love to hear from you!