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Modified Squat With a Balance Aid

Every bowler needs balance and stability on the approach and squats are an excellent exercise for bowlers to achieve it. On the way down your knees and hips flex, and on the way up your knees and hips extend. Be it age or injury, squats can be too difficult for some to accomplish. In this…

Seated Heel Lift: VMO-Strengthening Exercise

Strengthening your VMO (Vastus Medialis Oblique muscle) helps control the position of the patella (kneecap). The VMO stabilizes the patella within its groove. It controls the alignment of the patella when the knee is bent and straightened. Easing knee pain requires getting the timing of VMO right, alongside strengthening the rest of the quadriceps group.…

Bent Over Barbell Rows

Rows are an important exercise for bowlers. They help strengthen back muscles and the stabilizers in the shoulders. Tightness and overdevelopment of the chest and bicep muscles are common injuries that bowlers experience, and bent over barbell rows help improve imbalance. Step 1 With the barbell on the floor, utilize your knees to bend down…

Core Plank with a Physioball

Maintaining ideal posture requires core strength. Core strength also helps undue pressure on the joints and makes simple movements easier. For bowlers, core strength is essential for proper posture throughout the approach and for balance at the foul line. Core strength also helps in preventing injury from the repetitive nature bowling has on the body.…

Single Leg Balance Reach

Balance and posture are fundamentals every bowler needs in their game to be successful. Having better balance increases shot repeatability. This gives you the best chance at hitting your target more often, ultimately increasing your scores. A balanced approach starts in the setup and stance and ends at the foul line, posting your shot or…

Adding a Side Bend to the Lunge Workout

A traditional lunge is a great lower-body workout. It can be done anywhere, anytime, without any additional equipment. Modifying the lunge with a side bend increases the difficulty, giving you added benefits with this exercise. Bowling’s finish position takes a lot of lower-body strength. Without a balanced, stable finish position, hitting your target is nearly…

Shoulder Stabilization: Side Lying External Rotation

It’s no surprise that repeatedly swinging a bowling ball could lead to shoulder injuries. This makes shoulder problems one of the most common injuries among bowlers. The rotator cuff is made up of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint. A rotator cuff injury is identified as a dull ache in the shoulder which…

How to do a Plank

Planks are a great way to strengthen your core. Contrary to popular belief, your core is made up of more than just your abs. Your core encompasses your entire torso, everything but your arms and legs. Step 1 Come down to your forearms on a mat or the floor. Set yourself up with your elbows…

Hip Flexor Stretch: Alleviating Tightness in Your Calves and Hips

Bowling can cause tightness and even injury in your calf muscles and hip flexors. That’s why it’s always important to warm up prior to bowling. The Kneeling Stride is a calf and hip flexor stretch that can be done before and/or after bowling, giving you instant relief in those areas. In order to do this…

Adjusting Bowling Grip Pressure

Most bowlers are not aware that they can become more dynamic with their bowling stroke by adjusting the most minor mechanics. One of these simple changes that can often lead to dramatic results is the bowling grip pressure. Depending on the way you hold the ball and how hard you press with your fingers, you…