• 1:18

    Overhead Tricep Extension with a Dumbbell

    Improving your upper body strength will help you become a better bowler (and you can also hand out tickets to the gun show). The Overhead Tricep Extension is done while standing, so although the primary focus is on the arms, your core will be engaged throughout the exercise helping improve your balance, posture, and stability.…

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  • 1:07

    Core Stretch: The Extensor Muscles

    Your core is an area of the body that when called upon is expected to perform. If the core hasn’t received a call lately, likely it is weakening and overtime it can lead to injury. Bowling requires the core to be engaged. If you are not regularly working out your core and asking it to…

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  • 1:50

    Quick Tip: Axis Rotation Practice

    Axis rotation is how much side rotation your bowling ball has while rolling down the lane. In this quick tip Coach Erik Vermilyea of Track demonstrates how to achieve more and less axis rotation by practicing with a soft ball or football. Minimal axis rotation happens when the bowling ball rolls more end-over-end, closest to…

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  • 1:20

    Lower Body Rolling Exercise

    Bowling requires the upper and lower body to work independently from each other. The finish position exemplifies this with your shoulders going in one direction and your hips going in another. A good exercise to train your lower body to work independently from your upper body is the lower body roll. This exercise is done…

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  • 4:08

    Bowling Ball Fit Basics

    Bowling ball fit can make or break your game. Many bad habits bowlers find themselves working on can be traced back to a bad fit. Scott Pohl, the owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains what to expect when getting fit for a ball and what it should feel like so you know that you’ve…

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  • 1:01

    Complete Core Workout: Superman Exercise

    Your core consists of muscles around your stomach and the mid/lower back. Crunches are a great way to impact your core but exclude the mid/lower back, an often under exercised area of our core. The superman exercise is done on the floor and has you reach your hands out in front of your head and…

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  • 3:48

    What Can and Cannot be Controlled in Bowling?

    Being “present” when bowling is filled with mental challenges. Training your mental game to meet these challenges is a key component for elite bowlers and those learning how to bowl better. Scott Pohl, the owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains that the things we can and cannot control on and off the lanes affect…

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  • 2:08

    Control How Your Bowling Grip Feels in Different Environments

    How the bowling ball feels in your hand needs to be familiar or second nature in order to have success. Golf and baseball have what is described as the “sweet spot.” When the ball hits the club or bat in the perfect spot, you can feel it and you know it by the result. Bowling’s…

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  • 1:00

    Upper Back Stretch with a Physioball

    Do you feel tightness in your upper back and shoulders during or after bowling? Upper back stretches with a physioball is a simple exercise that yields big results for bowlers experiencing problems in their upper back and shoulders. The body responds to the instability of the physioball helping it to remain balanced. This upper back…

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