You know that archery is trending, right? Moreover, there is a type of crossbow with scope that makes users feel like Hawkeye. Getting here more and more schools are making archery an extra activity. Some people also make this sport an exciting entertainment activity.
If you also like this sport and aspire to be an active athlete in both national and international competitions, it is important to learn and master the basic techniques so that your archery skills will develop. Also, of course, your career as an athlete will increase. One important technique in archery is standing.
The good standing is marked by the center of weight is supported by both legs in a balanced manner, while the body stands upright, not leaning forward or backward, to the right side or the left side.
There are 4 types of posture in the archery, which are:
1) Square Stance
Legs should be shoulder-width apart and parallel to the firing line. If you are just practicing it is recommended to use this method for one or two years, then just switch to an open position (open stance). How to stand in line is easy to do to make a straight line with the target. But keep in mind, at the time of pulling the bow and holding try so that your body does not move let alone change position.
2) Open Stance
In this position, the foot forms a 45-degree angle with the firing line. The advantage of this position is that when you pull the bowstring your body position will be more stable. Your neck or head will be more relaxed and your eyes will certainly be easier to focus forward. This way of standing is recommended if you have been practicing for 1 to 2 years, or in other words, you are at an advanced archer level because in full traction there will be plenty of room space on the shoulders.
3) Closed Stance
Standing in a closed position means the body of the archer’s backs to the target. Unfortunately, this position is difficult because it makes your neck and body relaxed. This close stand is often not used by both beginners and advanced archers.
4) Oblique Stance
In this position, you stand with your legs bent/crossed from the firing line. The advantage of this position is that when pulling the bow, the position of the body will be quite stable and the head relaxed. This technique is usually used by advanced archers. While beginner archers are not recommended to use this method because usually, it is still difficult to make a straight line with the target.