Saturday, October 29, 2011

running a little early but i'm trying to get some recurve posted... it's been a while and i really want to start getting my recurve up to speed. latest vid you can see it's a little rough, i haven't decided if i want a front or side anchor... side is more natural for me, but there's a suggestion front has better clearance.
gotta knock up a new chest guard with plastic on old one is seriously antique and my mum's doesn't fit me right :D and it's eating the no chest guard until i get one as good as my trusty and dying one... shot the Aussie Open with both compound and recurve. I'd forgotten how hard it is to do that. But I think it will be worth it in terms of strength in the long run... and we won silver in the teams event for compound.. so not a disaster.

i've got a Contender with GTX cams coming to play with and a new Contender Elite GTX on it's way...i think i prefer the spirals...but i need to check and see again. and i really want an indoor bow. it's driving me a little nutty having the same set up for indoor and out.

getting back into the swing of things. 100-200 arrows a day and an hour of cardio. the warmer weather will make life easier.... lol and planning to drop a few kg so i can do some more anatomical vids. my back musculature is looking pretty good these days, but it's easier to show the bone, muscle and tendons etc when you're a skinny diet :(

the ups and downs of a failing pancreas...the last month has been nightmarish. sky high on two slices of toast one day and hypo the next.... i'm thinking it needs a name... so i will love him and hug him and call him George (i love that cartoon :D). It's been the name of many a dead plant... a dying pancreas is kind of George is giving me a lot of grief lately. I'm thinking of having him put down. Or maybe we just need to have me put down... at least that's what my boyfriend tells me 'if you were a dog we would have put you down already'...thanks honey :) xx

There's 5 pancreases in my household...and the only working ones belong to my kittens...I'm sure there's something in that...

Sunday, October 2, 2011

So maybe wondering why so many vids close together.... I'm working on my bow arm/shoulder position... may remember I've had a fair bit of advice about this lately. But what has escaped me has been 'how' to make it steady. So the last few days have been spent at close range getting a real feel for that shoulder position. It's not something someone can tell you how to feel. You really need to find it for yourself. Also upping the arrow count gradually again.
Really loving getting some of that steadiness back.... the main thing is when you get it right that bow shoulder should be strong without constantly fighting it. So the points I've been using to judge are the stability of the bow shoulder after i've settled, the strength of the shot pre, during and post release...whether there is bow arm contact... when I get it right I don't need the arm guard... and if i collapse there is a low left shot that gives it away even if i don't hit my arm. Yesterday was 110 shots with a strong shoulder, but only into blank bale. So hopefully it will translate onto target this week.
Loving having 24hr indoor range again.... plug in some tunes, block out the world. Just me and the bow and that perfect head space.