The ability to stand on one leg is important in general, but it has never been more true in bowling.
Regardless of the number of steps you take on the approach, the repeated wear and tear bowling has to offer on our bodies, needs a little correcting from time to time.
The single balance touch exercise offers many great benefits. When you stand on one leg you increase your balance, which improves your posture. An added benefit from this exercise is that it requires no additional equipment, and it can be done anywhere.
Stand on one leg with a soft knee.
Reach your fingertips to the floor as you extend your other foot behind you simultaneously keeping your back flat. Your body will act like a hinge. Return to starting position.
If you find this exercise difficult, you can try a modified version of it. Reach your hands to shin or knee-height instead of the floor. Limiting the range of motion.
If you find this exercise not challenging enough, you can step it up a notch by extending your arms in front of you with your hands next to your ears, before getting back to your starting position.
The further you reach from your center of gravity, the more challenging this exercise gets.
Whichever way you choose to do this exercise, remember, the goal is to keep your back flat.
The goal of this exercise is to do three reps of 15. You’ll notice a bounce in your step when you’re back at league or competition after working this exercise into your routine.
Check out more bowling exercises that will improve your physical game from National Bowling Academy.