Warming Up to the Game - Some Exercises Before Bowling
Posted by Nick Niesen on October 29th, 2010
Although not an overly physical game, bowling still requires your body to move in ways that are not considered normal. The very nature of swinging the arm with a weight of the ball at the end and the sliding motion as you move towards the alley puts a considerable amount of stress on your muscles and joints.
It is good practice to do some warm-up exercises before bowling. This will make sure that your muscles are sufficiently warmed up and your joints loose enough for the activities you're about to perform.
Below are some pointers on how to get started even before you pick up that ball.
- Neck and head. Tuck your head down towards your chest until you feel a slight pull on the back of your neck. Hold this for about 8 counts then reverse the direction, tilting your head back. Do this for the left and right side of your neck as well.
Shoulders Place your right arm across your chest, slightly bending it at the elbow, which should be turned away from your body. You should be able to feel the pull at the shoulder joint and sustain it for eight counts. Do the same for the other arm.
Arms Take one arm and raise it above your head. Then bend it at the elbow, while your opposite arm holds it in place. The pull should be felt in the muscles at the back of your arm. Do the same for the opposite arm with eight counts each.
Back Hold out both arms in front of you with palms facing outward, link your fingers together and make a pushing action away from your body. You should be able to feel the pull on the muscles in your back, particularly the ones just below your shoulders.
Legs Place one leg in front of the other and rest both hands on the thigh. Lunge into the front leg, feeling a pull in the calf of the other leg. Keep your back straight when doing this. Hold for eight counts and then switch.
Ankles Standing up straight, place your hands on your hips (or hold on to something for balance) and raise one leg up, bending at the knee. Point your toes to the floor, and then rotate your foot to loosen up the ankles. Do this for about eight counts clockwise and then another eight in the opposite direction. Repeat for the other foot.
An adequate warm up routine will help ensure you that your body will not feel as much stress from your game. You will see results not only during the game, but also well after you're done playing.
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