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11/7/12 12:07 P

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Good strength training tips for bowlers, Lou. Thanks for bringing them to light.
I go to an ST class every week at the gym. As I have said here recently this has really improved my bowling.


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11/7/12 6:26 A

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After doing bicep and wrist curls and other exercises for arms and wrists, it is important to work our shoulders. One easy way to do this is to do lateral and front raises. Do these with a dumbbell or a couple of food cans, one in each hand. From a starting position of your arms hanging alongside your body, slowly raise your arms so they are parallel to the floor. Hold for a second or two then slowly lower your arms back to your side. Repeat.

For front raises, raise your arms one at a time (puts less pressure on the back than doing both at once) slowly to up and in front of your chest. Hold for a second or two then slowly lower back to hanging by your side. Repeat with other arm. Repeat.

Another good exercise for shoulders (and arms and back) is pushups, either wall ones or regular ones. If you are a beginner at strength training, wall pushups may be easier. These can be done with arms spread wide, or at shoulder width or with hands together in front of the chest. Try all three versions to hit the shoulder muscles from different angles.

For these and other exercises, check out SP's library of exercise demos and videos.


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