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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Before You Bowl: Wrist Strengthening Exercises

    According to the Hand and Wrist Institute, bowling too many times and too rapidly can magnify the occurrence of wrist tendonitis. Anytime you have repetitive action like bowling, you find yourself susceptible to injury if you are not taking proper care of yourself. In this premium video lesson, Leah Zahner, Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), demonstrates…

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    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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    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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    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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