I took a three week break from shooting. Got hot, now in survival mode just trying to get through the hot summer. I work outside, construction. I have found that I shoot better when I don't shoot every day. Strange, I know, but when I shoot every day, I'm stronger, and I tend to control the bow.... yea, sounds like what I should be doing... but I get a more consistent shot, cleaner release when the bow and I share the power. I won't try to explain any further, maybe someone knows what I am referring to. Anyway, I took a three week break. Went to the tournament this weekend, shot my highest score of 191 [20 targets] and then shot another 100 arrows at the 45, 50 and 80 yd targets at this club's range. At that time, I felt no fatigue, pain, etc. But monday and today, I have the worst case of tendonitis ever. My arm is almost unusable. Mercy, could hardly hold a hammer today. So, on one hand a layoff does not hurt me, my scores, on the other hand, it hurts. I need to shoot some every week to stay conditioned. Does anybody ever shoot just to keep your strength?