Monday, November 3, 2014

Hunger Games: The Katniss Workout

Archery is a great workout, plus you look cool and feel like an action star.

What muscles are being worked? 
Bow side: Triceps, deltoid and lats
Drawing side: Trapezius minor and rhomboids.

What exercises strengthen these muscles for better archery skills?
Pushups to strengthen the triceps and shoulders.
Lateral pulldowns
Lateral arm raises
Bent over arm raises
Military press
Reverse butterfly

Here's how to turn these exercises into a challenging workout: 
Set a timer for 15 minutes. Do 20 reps of each exercise above, moving from one to the next without stopping. After the last exercise is complete, start over at the beginning. See how many times you can get through the series in 15 minutes. Two times through is a fairly good pace (giving you about a minute for each exercise and a little room to transition into each one.  Going three or four times through the series is pushing it to max power.

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