Core stability and hip mobility contribute to better balance. In order to hit your target consistently in bowling, balance and stability are a requirement.
Box steps are multifunctional exercise aides. They are sold individually and in sets that vary in height and width. Jumping on box steps is primarily how they are used, but they are also used for tricep dips, incline push-ups, modified squats and leg raises.
In this free video, Leah Zahner, Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), instructs how to lift your leg up and over a box step. This exercise strengthens your hips and your core as you balance on one leg while you’re moving the other.
Position yourself with your feet parallel to the box step.
Place your hands on your hips, lift your leg that is closest to the box step up and over. Lightly tap down with your heel and return to your starting position.
Repeat this 10 – 15 times. You’ll notice your range of motion increase with every leg lift. Make sure to exercise the other leg with the same amount of reps to avoid imbalances.
You can replace the box step with an ottoman, kids chair or anything of the like. Just make sure the height of the object is comfortable for you. The results will be noticeable at the foul line in your finish position, and increasing your balance and stability at the foul line will increase your accuracy downlane.
Check out “Bowling Tips to Achieve a Solid Finish Position” and “Finish Position Training with Slider Exercises” to improve your game.