Odd feeling from not shooting

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  1. Artem256

    Artem256 Weekend Warrior

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    Does anyone feel sore and generally ugh when they dont shoot for a bit? When I cant practice esp for a week, usually due to back to back 12’s, or rain. My shoulders and upper back feel achy. Plus I feel run down, when I do shoot again I feel better again. Its the polar opposite of when I started. Where if I shot every day Id be sore and achy. Lol just curious if its one of my oddities or what.
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    You should get a girlfriend, you can't go around shooting your bow every day you will go blind.
     
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  4. w33kender

    w33kender Die Hard Bowhunter

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    It's the same with any exercise. Once you start, the joints and muscles miss it when you take breaks. My shoulders hurt worse when I don't train. Same with my knees.
     
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    "You should get a girlfriend, you can't go around shooting your bow every day you will go blind."
    That why I need glasses? SWMBO might protest to the first part of the suggestion.
     
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    CToutdoorsman Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I feel the same way especially because that motion of drawing a bow is unique enough it uses muscles that don't get worked enough! The thing I hate most is after not shooting for a while I forget the little things in my anchor and I have to refind them again!
     
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    TJ McKenzie Weekend Warrior

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    I shoot in my house daily. Even if it is just a few arrows at 5 yards. I feel I keep my form much better and am using the muscles associated with shooting. I really put focus on form and follow through this way.
     
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    Every cell of your body misses the excitement of shooting!
     
  9. John T.

    John T. Weekend Warrior

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    I have a 10 yd/meter place where I can shoot from the den into the basement. I have a quality target that will take up to 60 lb. draw weight. I cut a piece of plywood length-ways and put on four hinges. It folds in half and slides off to the side between the outside basement wall and an old school locker that I use for storage. Our gun club has an indoor range of up to 20 yards but it's a 30 minute drive. My son lives near it so we meet to let the grandkids shoot.
     

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