v. t.1.To bend or bow over; to bend in a contrary direction.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Don't "overbow" yourself with a draw weight at the upper edge of your capability.
Be careful though, it is still easy to overbow your new archer and cause injury.
2) To achieve confidence and ingrain proper form--don't overbow yourself on draw weight.
Sixty foot-pounds of kinetic energy is fine, but again, more is a good thing, provided you don't "overbow" yourself with too much draw weight.
An overbowed archer tends to short-draw the stickbow which gives the results of firing a lighter bow without the benefit of a secure anchor point.
From the standpoint of physical shooting-form--a physical inability to reach or maintain a consistent anchoring point may simply mean you're overbowed or have an incomplete understanding of proper shooting form.
Furthermore, it's much more difficult to relax at full draw when you're overbowed. Tense muscles shake, shaking causes an unstable sight picture, and that erodes shooting confidence.