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Any pointers on where I can find reading material on the anatomy behind the act of shooting a bow? I'm currently taking Anatomy and Physiology II for school and am really enjoying it. I did a quick google search but didn't find much. Thanks! 
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Might be what your looking for Zip


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1806347.Archery_Anatomy

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Your question is your answer...  Archery Anatomy by Ray Axford.  It is a really enlightening book.  It is written from the perspective of target archery, but the understanding gained will apply to any style.  Worth several reads.

Amazon has it: https://www.amazon.com/Archery-Anatomy-Ray-Axford-ebook/dp/B00QPHQTCK

As do 3Rivers and others.
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From Zips new picture in his avatar I think we now see the REAL reason he has been so scarce the last year....
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From Zips new picture in his avatar I think we now see the REAL reason he has been so scarce the last year....

...an he's spending all his time thinking about archery anatomy?  I don't think so.

All that being said, it looks like guys have provided some good reference materials to get him, and me, interested in the topic. 

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Thanks, Steve, that was the only book I could find on the subject in my limited amount of searching. 

Tim, you got me, I moved back to TN from IA last year to be closer to my best friend. I know have the privilege of calling her my wife and I couldn't be happier.

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Haha, good one Bob!
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Congratulations, Zip.  
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The reference materials provided are excellent. Thanks for sharing them gentlemen.

I am not an anatomy expert by any stretch of the imagination but with years of classical Chinese martial arts training, I would humbly suggest that what you feel during the act of shooting would be a nice place to start.

Additionally, I would break the act of shooting it up into different sections; for instance, the draw, the release, and the follow thru. (just suggestions). Each of these major events most likely use different body structures.

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Zip, have your studies indicated any affect on the spine after years of intense archery activity? I vaguely recall hearing that archaeological studies of the skeletal remains of Medieval archers showing misaligned vertebrae caused by years of shooting the heavy war bows. Any info? 
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Sam, that's the kind of stuff I'm interested in. As well as common injuries, rehab, muscular imbalances, strength, and conditioning.
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