I am a complete newbie to archery, just visited the local club 5 times.
What I'd like to get is advice on what would be a good series of increments of bow draw weights to start with and then progress through to build up strength. I started with club equipment, using an 18# recurve and found I was plenty strong to draw, hold and release that just fine. So I'd like to begin to progress further to build up strength. I don't want to leap too far and sacrifice form, but I do want to go up. I'm leaning towards ultimately getting into the 50# range (for field/hunting maybe longbow use) over time but am in no hurry. I'm thinking of looking to buy a recurve so I can practice .... so that is why I am asking the question of the experts here. I'd have thought maybe something in the 25# range to start with?
As it is I am getting muscle tiredness from my bow arm and shoulder so I know I am working it - and I want to exercise it more to improve. Initially my arrow arm felt like it got a bit of bicep work but that is feeling fine now ~ just waiting to step up. I've read the stuff on SPT's, holding for a time, etc and I'd be doing this.
Tips? Thoughts? Suggestions?