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The modern sport of bowling requires mastery of so much more than just the physical game. Today's top bowlers can only be at their best by having in-depth knowledge in a wide variety of bowling-related topics. Bowling balls, drilling and layouts, the mental game, health and fitness, lane play, ball motion, coverstocks, oil pattern transition, and arsenal selection are all now critical components for bowling success at the highest levels. All of these important topics are covered regularly by Bowling This Month.
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Newest Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles
Common Conditions of the Arm and Shoulder – Part 2
The forearm and wrist
In my last article, I discussed some conditions that are often developed by bowlers in their shoulder joint and rotator cuff muscles. This month, I will move down the arm and cover some overuse conditions that can be experienced by...
The Fundamentals of Target Line Adjustments
Getting (and staying) lined up by moving your feet and/or target
There are dozens of possible adjustments that we as bowlers can make to change where and how our bowling balls are entering the pocket. The first adjustment we typically learn—usually very early in our bowling careers—is how to move our...
Free Swinging to Success
Using gravity and inertia to improve the armswing and release
This month, we are going to look at the swing process. The physical relationship we create and maintain with our ball throughout the swing process is a critical component to our long-term success. It is my belief that the most...
An Interview with Pete Weber
Insights, tips, and tales from one of bowling's leading GOAT candidates
When the 50 Greatest Players in PBA History book was released in 2008, it sparked quite a debate as to who is the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) in professional bowling. At the time, the two obvious candidates, based primarily...
Physical Game Adjustments: It’s the Little Things!
Although bowling has changed throughout time, some of the basic fundamentals haven’t changed much at all. Along with these fundamentals, there are some common physical adjustments that can be made in situations when the fundamentals just aren’t working correctly. So,...
Common Conditions of the Arm and Shoulder – Part 1
The shoulder and upper arm
To follow up on my last article about injury prevention for the rotator cuff, I wanted to discuss some common conditions of the arm and shoulder that can develop in cases where the “prevention” hasn’t occurred and pain may already...
Bowling Tips and Techniques Article Directory
The table below lists all of our bowling instructional articles. If you are looking for articles about a specific topic (such as spare shooting, for example), you might want to look at our category-specific article directory pages, which are linked to at the top of this page.