How to Overcome Archery Target Panic & Master Performance
There is a way of improving all areas of your performance, while overcoming recurring barriers to success - and it involves the very control center of your performance, your subconscious.
Do you experience..
- target panic
- anxiety of holding in the middle
- or shooting poorly under pressure?
Mental training is the key - even if just general improvement is your goal. Better still - you customize and tailor it to suit your own personal, exact needs.
Issues such as target panic, which is an involuntary action (much like "the yips" in golf) and often called a form of self-sabotage - lies outside of your conscious control, and cannot be overcome with sheer practice and determination.
These involuntary actions may include locking up below the middle of the bullseye, not being able to bring the sight to the middle, or being unable to do so without shooting prematurely.
This inner anxiety can often sabotage performance through involuntary muscle contraction - which inhibits their level of control when getting the sight to the bullseye, before releasing.
Mental training is effective as it allows you to work directly at your the 'control panel' of your archery - the subconscious.
Target panic affects most archers at some level, and operates much like a computer program, running in the background of your performance - and creating these involuntary reactions that hinder performance.