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Re: [SCA-Archery] I need help with a coaching problem

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  • stalek@comcast.net
    My son could never seem to get his elbow out of the way, either. I ended up making an arm guard for him that attached to both the fore arm and the upper arm
    Message 1 of 10 , Jan 14, 2013
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      My son could never seem to get his elbow out of the way, either. I ended up making an arm guard for him that attached to both the fore arm and the upper arm with a leather strap that covered the elbow. This helped him a great deal.

       

      Eoin


      From: "Ld.blackmoon" <ld.blackmoon@...>
      To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 9:59:10 PM
      Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] I need help with a coaching problem

       

      greetings
       
      you might try having her line up both her shoulders with her bow hand .
      sorry, I'm not very good at the description : (
      a lot of females and some guys have issues with bending the elbow out of the way, it places a lot of extra stress on the arm muscles as well
      by, aligning the shoulders and bow hand , the elbow will reposition from horizontal ( elbow facing up and down, widest parts sticking out the sides ) to vertical ( elbow facing  sides, and widest parts sticking up and down ) .
      you can also reposition the elbow by rolling the bow shoulder towards the bow hand, but it's harder on the shoulder joint in the long run : (
      2nd possible solution,
      if she is severely hyper extending her elbow , she may need a reinforced " long arm guard "  that attaches both above and below the elbow , in order to restrict the hyper extension in the bow arm
      hope that helps : )
       
      Be Safe , Be Happy, Have Fun .
      Arthur
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Samuel
      Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 8:06 PM
      Subject: [SCA-Archery] I need help with a coaching problem

       

      Recently I was at a local indoor range. While there I started chatting
      with some new archers. One of the ladies showed me her elbow. It had
      bruises that any heavy fighter would be proud to brag about. These
      bruises were "a few days old". I recommended that she twist the elbow
      out of the way like other female archers have to do. She complained
      that she had tried that already and it was to uncomfortable. I then
      suggested that she open her stance in order to put more of an angle in
      the shoulder. This "put to much pressure where she had back surgery".

      I'm at a loss as to what to suggest if I ever run across these folks
      again. I know the bruises can't be sustained. I'm afraid that they
      might lead to other serious health issues (such as blood clots) if they
      persist.

      Any suggestions?
      Samuel

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