Cross-training is the term used for participating in different sports that allow for better resilience, improved coordination, and complementary skill development. Here are a few things you can do in the off-season away from the lanes that can help set the stage for a successful year:

  • Golf is often compared to bowling, and it challenges you in many of the same ways as bowling.
  • Walking, jogging, and swimming are great for overall health, and they can improve your endurance on the lanes.
  • On rainy days, doing puzzles, solving crosswords, or doing other kinds of mental gymnastics can challenge different areas of focus that you use on the lanes.

As with any physical activity, consult with your health professional before starting any new sport or training activity.