• 1:03

    Lower Back Stretch with a Physioball

    Do you bowl with lower back problems? It’s hard to be fundamentally sound when you are uncomfortable. Improper technique and too heavy of a bowling ball can contribute to lower back problems while bowling. Back pain is the leading cause of work-loss days, and eight percent of American adults experience persistent or chronic lower back…

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  • 0:57

    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…

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  • 2:14

    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…

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  • 1:14

    Wrist Strengthening: Radial and Ulnar Deviation

    To change your axis rotation and axis tilt while bowling requires a strong wrist. The weight of the bowling ball coupled with altering hand positions are challenges that the wrist has to be ready for, shot after shot. In this premium video, Leah Zahner, Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), uses a broom stick to help strengthen…

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  • 1:16

    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…

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  • 0:57

    Figure 4 Glute Stretch

    If you feel tightness in your glutes or hips, knowing how to do the Figure 4 Glute Stretch is a must. Bowling is a predominantly lower body dominant. This glute stretch should be done before and after competition. In this premium video lesson, Leah Zahner, Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), demonstrates how to perform the Figure…

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  • 1:18

    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…

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  • 1:16

    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…

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  • 0:46

    Slider Push-Ups for Increased Strength and Balance

    Traditional push-ups are a great upper body workout. You can increase the level of difficulty of a traditional push-up by incorporating sliders. Most sliders come with two different sides. One side is soft and the other is hard. The soft side is used for harder surfaces like wood, tile, and laminate floors. The hard side…

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