Archery is one of the oldest sports in the world, with records of competitions dating back to the Egyptian pharaohs over 3,000 years ago. Initially used mainly for combat and hunting, now it has become of the most exquisite recreational hazardous activities almost an art. One of the reasons of archery’s popularity is the fact that it doesn’t require mobility and thus is open to a wide range of travellers.
Whether archery is your hobby or you are new to it, you may enjoy shooting a few arrows on your next trip, if you get the chance. It’s even more likely if you are travelling to the UK, Bhutan, Australia, New Zealand, Mongolia, China, Japan, France, Belgium and other countries where archery is a rather popular activity. As with any other potentially risky sport, you may get injured during your archery training.
Most common injury is the shoulder trauma, as it is the shoulders that bear the resistance exerted by the bowstring when it’s pulled back. Although most archery related injuries are minor, some may be severe enough to even require surgery. Unless you are a professional archer, you will most like use an improper archery form that can lead to a shoulder injury or irritation. Most common mistakes made by amateur archers are jerky draw motions and poor arm positioning which always place an excessive strain on the shoulder joint and the muscles connected to it.
Wherever you are planning to take your next adventure travel we can help you to make it safe!
Always remember to perform arm-specific stretch and strength training exercises before archery trainings. They will significantly decrease the chance of getting a major shoulder trauma. Keep in mind that archery travel insurance is essential, as it will help you enjoy your trip and archery training to the fullest. Don’t forget to double check your policy wording to make sure you are properly covered against all the possible mishaps.