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How To Become a Better Archer

August 4, 2016 fitness

bow hunting

Archery is one of man’s (that includes women too) most primitive hunting technique. The art of using a bow for sustenance is in our genes, and bow hunting today has kept the art of using a bow alive and well. With all the sophistication in today’s bows, shooting a bow is still incredibly difficult for the novice archer. Add to the equation a live, moving target and you soon realize just how hard it is and the discipline that is required to be a great bow hunter.

It goes without saying that practice in the art of bow hunting is necessary, but these easy tricks can help you improve your technique even a little bit so you can improve your shot and challenge your range.

Have A Mantra

Many hunters, like every other person undertaking competitive task, have their own rituals filled with superstition. That isn’t a mantra – what we are speaking to here is the a saying or train of thought you have in order to keep you focused. Let me explain – when you are out there hunting and see your bulk, your boar or even your goose, adrenaline takes over. Your eyesight gets hyper focused, your muscles tense up and you can hear your own heartbeat. This can cause you to get off track, become nervous and lose your concentration. The best hunters have a set of steps or saying they say to themselves in order to stay focused. This includes breathing, properly drawing, aiming and releasing. Sometimes, its even a reminder to just not be scared.

Train Your Body

Bow Hunting may require just your hands, but the act is mentally and physically drawing. Being a good hunter requires extreme fitness just to get the prey. To aim successfully you also need great mindset, a strong mind and great eyesight. Visit the gym regularly to stay in shape, and see an eye doctor if your vision is off. We recommend Avant-Garde in Frisco, but that’s just because we live there.

Fitness and Your Sex Drive

July 28, 2016 fitness

Fitness-Sex-Drive

Whoever said if you don’t use it you lose it was right…sort of. We are not talking about what you think we are, but we are talking about something a lot of men and women lose as they age: your sex drive. As you age, it’s no secret that you slowly begin to slow your horses, and it takes longer for you to work up or regain your sex drive, if you have it at all.

Why does this happen?

A lot of it has to do with the fact that when you are younger you simply have less to worry about. Fresh hormones and being in an environment where you are surrounded by the opposite sex just as hormonal is a great breeding ground for your hormones. As you age, you gain more responsibilities and more stress which has been known to affect your sex drive. Some people just naturally have a low sex drive, so as they age it becomes non-existent. Women typically have it more difficult than men too, according to this online sex survey.

How To Fix It?

This being a fitness blog, the way to fix it naturally (without the blue pill), comes down to fitness. Exercising is known to activate your hormones and release both testosterone for men and estrogen for women. On a physical level, working out just makes you a healthier person, allowing your body to handle stress and fatigue much easier than someone who doesn’t work out as much. In fact, the affects of fitness improve almost every aspect of your life, from sleep to memory to happiness. This combination results in an increased sex drive.

Highly intensive cardio has been proven to release more amounts of testosterone and estrogen as well, so challenge yourself to go that extra mile on the track and see how much farther you’ll be able to go in the bedroom.