The movement required to do a squat is something you incorporate in your day-to-day activities. From picking up something off of the floor to filling your vehicle’s tires with air, proper form and muscle strength makes these small tasks simple.
If you are injured, small tasks like these may cause you concern and squats will not only build strength, they’ll build confidence and burn calories and fat at the same time. Squat benefits include:
– Improved core strength
– Improved mobility
– Improved posture
– Injury prevention
– Stronger joints
In this premium video, Leah Zahner, Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), demonstrates how to incorporate a physioball into a traditional squat.
Start by placing the physioball behind you, up against the wall and your back.
Bring your feet in front of you, farther than your natural stance. Then position your feet a little farther than hip width apart.
Once you’re in position and ready, squat down and press back up into your starting position. Your center of gravity will shift back, eliminating pressure on your knees and hips caused from the support of the physioball against the wall.
As you continue to grow comfortable with this exercise, move your feet back closer to the wall. Your center of gravity will begin to shift forward. This resembles a squat without the physioball. When you have built muscle and form, remove the physioball from the equation because you are ready for squats without the physioball.
Squats will benefit your bowling performance in a number of ways, including:
– Better balance and stability
– Better footwork and posture
– Faster ball speed
– Increased shot repeatability
– More leverage