February 2015 Contents

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

...and how to strengthen them with resistance training

How Specific Muscles Contribute to an Elite Release

Over the past five years, I have focused attention on understanding how specific muscles and joint movements contribute to energy production and the efficient transfer of this energy from bowler to ball. Through this focused research, the functions of an...

How understanding your body can make you a better bowler

Important Things to Know About Your Body as a Bowler

As many of our long-time readers know, one of Bowling This Month's primary goals right from the start has been to push bowling technical research and education to new levels and into new areas. One such area is biomechanics. In...

Bonus: How to make the bucket and washout

Never Shoot a Single Pin Again

This philosophy will, if you use it faithfully, practically assure you don’t miss a single pin spare again. It’s not that you don’t know how to shoot the 2 pin or the 4/7, for example. You absolutely know how. You’ve...

Seven common bowling sins you can eliminate with a partner and a smartphone

The Seven Deadly Sins of Joe and Jane Blow - Part 1

Joe Blow lives his life as Mr. Average American Bowler. He owns 2.28 cars and has a wife and 1.86 children (I guess the 0.28 car is the one on blocks in his backyard). He bowls league with his wife...

The role of cardio for bowlers

To Cardio or Not to Cardio...

I get a lot of questions from bowlers about cardiovascular exercise. “How much cardio should I be doing?” or “How much cardio is too much?” are both common variations that are frequently asked. The word "cardio" actually makes me cringe....

Bowling Ball Reviews

900-global-break-down

The 900 Global Break Down uses a familiar core shape to other balls in both the Break and Eagle lines, but the densities have been altered. The changes result in...

amf-pure

The new AMF Pure is the latest hook monster for bowlers with lower rev rates, higher speeds, or who just flat-out want to see a ball hook. The Pure uses...

columbia-300-delirium

The Delirium is the first mid-price release for Columbia 300 of the 2015 calendar year. This ball uses the Resurgence core from the Eruption line and it is surrounded by...

hammer-bad-intentions

The Hammer Bad Intentions is the second release in the “Bad” high performance line from Hammer. This ball uses the same core design that was used in the Bad Ass...

Hammer Black Widow Red Legend

The Hammer Black Widow Red Legend is the follow-up to the very popular Black Widow Legend from last year. Using the proven core shape from the Black Widow line and,...

Radical Guru Mighty

The Radical Guru Mighty is the follow-up release to last year's popular Guru.  It uses the same asymmetrical weight block that was found in the original. The Mighty Guru differs...

Storm Crux Pearl

The Storm Crux Pearl is the first 2015 addition to Storm’s Premier line of high performance bowling balls. This ball pairs the Catalyst core shape from the first Crux with...

storm-rocket

The Storm Rocket is the first 2015 addition to Storm's popular Thunder line. This ball pairs the highly successful R2S Hybrid coverstock with Storm's new Booster core shape. This is...