Hi, I'm Christine King. Let's talk about strengthening the shoulders for archery. This is important because archers are at risk for rotator cuff injuries so we want to strengthen the deltoids, the trapezius and rhomboid muscles. You want to build up to a weight that is equal to the weight of the bow. Before beginning any of these exercises, you want to properly warm up and stretch the shoulders. We are going to begin with a front raise. Take a moderate weight that you could lift, ten to fifteen times, bring your arms so they are neutral grip and raise just above shoulder level with the weights, up and down about ten to fifteen times with control. That's the first exercise. Second we're going to do the opposite which is a rear raise. You are going to stagger your feet and slightly lean over from the hip, keeping the elbows straight but not locked, we're going to raise the arms up behind you with straight elbows with control and then down by your side. That also should be repeated ten to fifteen times with a moderate weight. The last exercise or second to last is actually one that mimics the archery row and that is with a band. What you will do is have the band anchored to something extremely sturdy, take a step back and actually do like a bow and arrow pull, pulling the elbow back and pinching the shoulder blade, alternating sides for about 20 repetitions. And finally, so you are really ready to hold that bow, take a weight equivalent to the weight of the bow, hold it out to the front for about eight to ten seconds which is about the equivalent of what it takes for a great shot.