Dominic Von Pannier is the studio manager of BODYTEC Bryanston and Rivonia and is a passionate archer. “I got into archery when I visited my girlfriend’s parents at their rhino and lion park lodge,” explains Dominic. “My girlfriend’s dad, Dean, introduced me to it and it was the first time I had shot a bow; I was hooked,” he says with a smile.
Dominic recommends going to a professional bow shop to get professionally set up, with specific poundage on the draw, and accurate measurements. “Archery is quite specific and all bows are set with specific poundage on the draw as well as draw length depending on your height,” says Dominic. “Your height will affect your arm length, so you need a bow that is specific to your measurements.” Patience and a willingness to have fun are also important in order to excel at archery.
Dominic says that BODYTEC has been vital to improving his technique. “BODYTEC keeps me strong in my posterior chain which is highly demanding when drawing my bow all day at competitions,” he explains. “It also helps as the drawing motion of the bow works on a push-and-pull movement and with the activation of muscle groups, EMS training keeps my core equally strong.”
BODYTEC uses Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS) to achieve stronger, more intense muscle contractions than a voluntary exertion can achieve alone.
Your personal trainer can control each muscle group by adjusting the training intensity of the various muscle groups on the EMS device according to your individual goals.
During EMS training, 90% of muscles are activated simultaneously with each contraction.