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Newest Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles
Common Injuries and Dysfunctions of the Lower Body – Part 2
The thigh and knee
In my previous article, I discussed common pathologies in the hip and pelvis that may be seen in bowlers. This included things like piriformis syndrome, SI joint dysfunction, and excessive anterior or posterior tilt. In this article, I will go...
Exploring the Effect of New Equipment on Bowler Confidence
Plus training tips on how to build lasting self-confidence and belief
It always amazes me how some bowlers rely completely on new equipment to better their bowling games. From youth players, seniors, national champs, and bowlers I work with personally, I see social media posts every week about the new balls...
Physical Game Drills to Improve Your Bowling – Part 3
The ball start drill
In my last two articles, I covered the swing drill and the slide drill. The third and final drill in this series of my top three physical game drills covers the ball start drill. I use this drill a lot...
Of Black Holes and Other Unseen Obstacles
While my interest in the cosmos has waxed and waned over the years, it has never abandoned me completely. Now, with more time on my hands resulting from being able to spend less time in the bowling center and on...
A Look at the USBC’s Bowling Technology Study
Some thoughts on differential, balance holes, static imbalance, and coverstock oil absorption rate
About a month ago, the USBC published the results of a recent research project that examined bowling balls and their impact on the bowling environment. This project, which they are calling the Bowling Technology Study, primarily examined bowling ball RGs,...
Physical Game Drills to Improve Your Bowling – Part 2
The slide drill
In my last article, I covered the swing drill as one of my three most-used drills to help bowlers improve their games. The second drill in this series is the slide drill. The slide drill is the "Swiss Army Knife"...
Bowling Tips and Techniques Article Directory
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