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Bowling Fitness 

Regardless of your age, gender, or level of experience, if you wish to improve your game and have the improvement sustain over the long run, improve your bowling fitness.

Find an extra 15 minutes a day to develop a series of stretching exercises which can help you condition your lower back, hamstrings in your legs, and your shoulders, arms, and neck.

Bowling requires flexibility and having well-conditioned muscles in order to avoid tiring during competition.

No matter what your age, the single most effective form of bowling exercise you can make part of your daily routine is walking.

Anyone who walks at least 20 minutes a day or more will not only help condition their legs but improve your cardio bodily functions.

Walking is the best form of exercise you can do every day if you wish to prepare your body for a long series of games.

Of course, some bowlers prefer to run or jog if they are able to do so but many bowlers do not wish to run because running can have adverse effects on your knees and ankles.

Walking works. Walk the treadmill at the gym or in your home, ride an exercycle bike if you do not have access to a treadmill, or simply walk around your neighborhood, weather permitting.

Stretch your legs and shoulders before beginning to bowl. Develop a short series of stretching exercises you can do once you put on your bowling shoes and prepare your equipment for your leagues or tournaments.

If you wish to be successful as a player and improve your game, don’t forget to walk and to develop your personalized warm-up, stretching routine.

It is recommended that any stretching exercises you use are performed slowly and where you hold the stretch for 10 - 15 seconds before releasing the stretching form. Include breathing in and out slowly to your warm-up routine to calm your nerves before competition. Allow sufficient time so you do not need to hurry your pre-game stretching regimen. Stretching and breathing exercises are important part of any athlete’s preparation for competition and are especially important for bowlers.


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