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What is the bowstring stretch?

In the bowstring stretch, you pull on a resistive band to simulate the motion of pulling back a bowstring. The bowstring exercise is also beneficial as a strength-training exercise when you use a band with a high level of resistance.

(This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Utah University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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