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How to Do Dumbbell Lunges

A lunge is essentially a big step forward. When you add free weights such as dumbbells, this adds additional work for the quads and glutes. Dumbbell lunges require you to be comfortable and able to remain balanced doing a basic lunge before adding free weights to the exercise. Having healthy quads helps maintain balance and…

Grip Control Exercise

Bowling’s hook release consists of the thumb exiting the ball first with wrist rotation and the fingers releasing from their holes next. Bowlers hook the ball to get the most entry angle into the pocket, limiting pin deflection and ultimately giving them the best opportunity to strike. The bowling ball is a heavy object, and…

Lateral Leg Raise

Bowling’s finish position requires a good knee bend to help achieve balance and stability. This needs to occur every time you throw a shot for success in the sport of bowling. The lateral leg raise, also known as the fire hydrant exercise, improves functional strength in the hip flexor and hip abductor muscles. Strengthening these…

The Slider Bridge Exercise

Are you looking to improve your posture? Maybe strengthen your core? How about a better looking back side? All of these are benefits that can be achieved from learning how to do the slider bridge exercise. If you spend a good portion of your day in a seated position, your glute muscles weaken and your…

Complete Core Workout: Superman Exercise

Your core consists of muscles around your stomach and the mid/lower back. Crunches are a great way to impact your core but exclude the mid/lower back, an often under exercised area of our core. The superman exercise is done on the floor and has you reach your hands out in front of your head and…

How To Do Bicep Curls

Anytime you pick something up, you use your biceps. The rigors of bowling demand a lot from your arms. From picking up a heavy bowling ball to carrying throughout the approach and releasing the bowling ball, bicep strength is vital for bowling success. Bicep curls work the muscles in the front of the upper arm…

Core Strengthening: Hands Together with a Slider

Core exercises help better your posture, improve balance, and increase stability. Overall, they help make everyday life easier while reducing pain and preventing injury. In this premium video, Leah Zahner, Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), ups the degree of difficulty by adding a slider into your core exercise routine. You can find sliders for less than…

Wrist Exercises with an Elastic Band

A group of 18 muscles make up the forearm. The connection between the forearm and wrist is what makes wrist movements possible. If you’ve had wrist problems in the past or experience stiffness and discomfort after you bowl, these exercises are a great way to help recover quickly. In this premium video, Leah Zahner, Certified…

Dumbbell and Barbell Upright Rows

Free weight exercises are a great way to help strengthen the upper body. The stabilizing muscles in your shoulders should be engaged while activating your core throughout this exercise to get the biggest impact. Barbell upright rows will help you increase strength in your upper body, helping you maintain a free and straight bowling arm…

Split Squat Basics

Improving lower-body strength increases your ball speed while developing better balance and stability out on the lanes. Split squats will increase your mobility, which is good for everyday challenges while benefiting your bowling game significantly. One unique benefit of utilizing split squats is that they add muscle mass one leg at a time. Everyone has…