More form videos to start the week off: Since coming back from Nationals it seems that I’m always working on form and draw length but I think I’ve finally got everything where it needs to be! Now to get sight marks for a field round in a couple weeks! // #archery #bow #arrows #archeryform #archeryrange #compound #compoundbow #compoundarchery #targetarchery #targetbow #fieldarchery #indoorseason #nfaa #usaarchery #shootlikeagirl #trainlikeagirl #trainhard #workhard #collegearchery #collegestudent #health #fitness #sports #athletics #athletelife #bowlife #haveyoutrainedtoday #truball #axcel #doinker https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo9HuX3lAM5/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=n6q4mozy8p5p
I downloaded an app from a Dutch health insurance and played one of their 3-min breathing meditations. These 3 pupils did it with me and were pleasantly surprised by the results: two of them just finished finals week and now the autumn holiday starts with a lot more rest in their heads. It’s nice to see that I can help out a little!
#Day45of100: Continuing my strength training with the bands on my bow bringing it up to 45# which equates to approx. 85% of my maximum. Weirdly shooting with the bands gave pretty solid results consistently getting golds for all 3 arrows on tri-spots!
One week ago my senior trainer cut the friday night trainingsession for our youngsters too short and we were left with 10 minutes of extra time. On a whim I decided to do a mindfullness exercise with them, which they really ended up liking (some of them refused to get up because they were so relaxed). I did it as a tiny thing to keep them occupied with something usefull that they could use but never thought they would enjoy doing it often (15 kids between the ages of 15 tot 18 and a co-trainer with ADHD sitting down in silence is not an easy thing to accomplice).
Cut to a week later where last friday night two of my pupils ran up to me and asked if we could do it again after the scheduled training. I was a bit taken aback and told them we would first see if we had any time left afterward. It turned out we did, and they came back to me to ask again. Four of them (ages 11 to 14) participated and very happily asked me to keep doing these ‘10 minutes of peace’ after every training.
So now I’ve decided to actually prepare something for upcoming friday. One of the boys said he was ‘looking forward to letting go of his stress’ since he has a finalsweek coming up the week after. Obviously I want to do my best as trainer and not muck it up; it’s friday night, they’ve had a full week of school and an hour and a half of archery training with 15 to 20 loud peers and hey I remember that life could really SUCK at that age. So a nice 10 to 15 minutes to unwind and let go of your stress sounds like a nice thing to start the weekend with.
Does anyone out there (hellooooo Tumblr) have any suggestions where to start with this? How can I help my pupils without too much prep (because I need my preptime to work out trainingschedules)? Is mindfullness for athletes a thing?
#Day41of100: My second run I went further/faster than I should have gone in the time as I was running alone. Definitely felt it afterwards!
#Day42of100: The one club shoot indoors this week was not how I wanted it to go. While I definitely felt more in control of the shot, I simultaneously wasn’t with many shot wavering off in the same direction. Best not dwell and think about making next time better and stronger.
#Day43of100: So that’s week 1 of my #couchto5k endeavour. I’m sweaty and run too fast by myself. I need to control my pace better but other than that I’m enjoying it.