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johns811

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Do you work out for bowling?
« on: October 25, 2019, 11:12:46 AM »
I missed most of last season due to hernia surgery, previous year just bowled every other week avg 190's. Going into this season I started to work out a little doing curls, wrist rollups, pushups. I'm not talking gym rat, I'm talking a few sets here and there. So far after 7 weeks average is up 20+ pins, ball feels much lighter. I just bought some resistance bands and going to add a few exercises on steady routine.

So I'm wondering if working out has helped your game?  If so what type of exercise to you do?

 

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Re: Do you work out for bowling?
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2019, 06:37:24 PM »
I had to stop bowling for 6 months due to injuries so lifting 2-3 days/week is something I do in order to continue bowling at a relatively high level.

Legs:  Lunges and squats.  Being stable at the line has always been a struggle for me, but improving my quad strength has made posting shots easier
Arms:  Bicep curls, chin ups, overhead cable extensions to offload the pressure from old wrist injuries as recommended by my physio
Shoulders:  Kettle bells best simulate the swinging of a bowling ball

If you want to level up a little from the lunges, you can also try split squats to reeeeally isolate each leg and focus on balance.

This is next level stuff here. Im going to try this soon.

Honestly, we should put together a exercise regime that would work all the important muscles for bowling.
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Re: Do you work out for bowling?
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2019, 03:14:04 PM »
I don't workout for bowling but I do workout for self preservation. If I feel better about myself, in theory, it will make me bowl better. Though my theory doesn't always work lol

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Re: Do you work out for bowling?
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2019, 01:13:17 PM »
Yep ..... 12oz. curls are a regular occurrence in my bowling fitness routine.

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Re: Do you work out for bowling?
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2019, 03:56:45 PM »
I do, on a regular when I can!

I concentrate on core exercises. Arm swing endurance using ropes, and also legs!

Stationary bike. Leg press, and the elliptical!
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Re: Do you work out for bowling?
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2019, 07:45:08 PM »
Iím a big advocate of compound lifts (bench and squat every time I enter a gym). Throw in some dips, pull ups, overhead presses, barbell rows and some accessory lifts and youíre all set. Not big on using machines personally.
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Re: Do you work out for bowling?
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2019, 08:59:52 AM »
I'm always working on my porn star cardio......  8)
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« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2019, 10:25:31 AM »
I'm always working on my porn star cardio......  8)

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