• 1:00

    The Shoulder Sleeper Stretch

    Lifting a 16-lb bowling ball over your head during the backswing on your approach repeatedly can result in shoulder tightness, soreness, instability and loss of internal rotation in the shoulders. This static stretch stretches the muscles in the backside of the shoulder. In this premium video, Leah Zahner, Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), demonstrates the Shoulder…

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  • 1:03

    Strengthen Your Core with the Bicycle Exercise

    Having a strong core helps with balance, posture and strength. There are 35 different muscle groups that make up the body’s core and they can be broken up into four different areas: – Back extensors – Abdominals – Lateral trunk muscles – Hip muscles So it’s safe to say you’re going to have to do…

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  • 1:05

    Finish Position Training with Slider Exercises

    Bowling’s finish position is rigorous in nature. Think about it, all of the speed from your footwork culminates into a slide and stop at the foul line all while holding onto and releasing a heavy object, repeatedly. That repetitive behavior adds up, and can take a toll on the body. Slider exercises are great for…

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  • 1:50

    Hip Stretching: Dynamic & Static

    Excessive sitting is the new smoking. You can quit smoking but people that sit all day for their jobs likely are in no position to quit them. Hip soreness and inflexibility are common amongst people that sit a lot and people who are overly active. In this premium video lesson, Leah Zahner, Certified Personal Trainer…

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  • 1:55

    Stretching Before & After Bowling

    Stretching is essential for bowling success, but do you know which stretches to do when? In this premium video lesson, Leah Zahner, Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), explains the differences between static stretching and dynamic stretching and when to use each. Dynamic Stretching A movement-based type of stretching, dynamic stretching, uses the muscles themselves to bring…

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  • 1:05

    Upper Body Rolling Exercise

    The sport of bowling requires your upper body to work independently (go in different directions from one another at the same time) from your lower body. For example, when you are playing an inside line, the top of your backswing and your hips are pointed in different directions. In this video lesson, Certified Personal Trainer…

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  • 1:13

    Shoulder Mobility Stretch with a Broomstick

    Bowlers can experience a limited range of motion and shoulder mobility in their dominant arm. Tightness in your shoulder is a clear indicator. Limited range of motion in the shoulder makes having a free arm swing in bowling difficult. Without a free arm swing, bowlers are forced to correct mid-swing, creating inconsistencies and making shot…

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  • 0:56

    Standing I-Y-T Exercise with Dumbbells

    Bowling can fatigue your back and shoulders especially if you sit a lot throughout the day for your job. This standing I-Y-T exercise with dumbbells is designed to target the biggest group of muscles in your shoulders and back, all in one exercise. You will spell the letters I, Y, and T with your arms.…

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  • 1:09

    Seated Hamstring Stretch

    The muscle group that makes up your hamstring is located on the back of your thigh. Its main function is to help bend and flex your knee. If you experience trouble with balance, hamstring stretches are a great way to fix that. It’s not always necessary to go all the way down to the floor…

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