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How Can I Strengthen My Muscles for Bowling?

While bowling can be enjoyed by people at just about any fitness level, certainly improving your muscle strength will allow you to bowl a stronger, more competitive game with less fatigue. This sport involves all the major muscle groups of the body. Effective exercise should work the entire body and also focus on individual areas.

An excellent whole-body exercise is to use a rowing machine. This utilizes your legs, abdomen, arms, shoulders and back each time Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Tips for Buying Your First Bowling Ball

All aspiring bowlers should acquire a personal bowling ball. Here are 5 tips to help you select your first bowling ball.

Pick the Proper Weight
All bowling balls are not the same weight. You will need to choose a weight that suits you best. Your best bet is to pick the heaviest bowling ball that you can comfortably toss down the lanes.

Cover Stock
The type of material that covers the bowling ball is called cover stock. The four types are plastic, urethane, reactive Read the rest of this entry »

How to Start Your Very Own Bowling Alley

If you have a passion for bowling and have always dreamed of being able to make money from it, one option that you should consider is opening your own bowling alley. Not only will this allow you to enjoy the benefits of working for yourself and owning your own business, but it can also allow you to spend time bowling while you are at work, which is a great perk for anyone who loves to bowl.

Before you can start up Read the rest of this entry »

How to Choose the Perfect Pair of Bowling Shoes

One important part of getting your bowling game right is wearing the right pair of bowling shoes. Although your technique and the type of bowling ball that you use are very important, a comfortable pair of bowling shoes can help you to improve your game even further.

First of all, it is important to find a pair of bowling shoes that fits well. If your bowling shoes are too tight, you will be uncomfortable during the whole game. If they are too big, you might find yourself tripping all over yourself when you are Read the rest of this entry »

How to Properly Spin a Bowling Bowl

Getting your ball to spin when rolling down the alley will increase your strike potential. Getting the ball into the pocket at just the right angle will send the pins the direction necessary to alleviate splits and knock out the corner pins. How you hold and release the ball will determine how well the ball hooks.

When you hold the ball, your arm should be at a 90 degree angle. Your palm should be facing up with the ball resting on Read the rest of this entry »

5 Basic Ways to Improve Your Bowling Technique

Most bowlers are always looking for ways to improve their game. Mastering the basics is a useful strategy to increase scores and improve averages. Mastering these five basic techniques will improve your average and with diligence get you what every bowler wants–a 300 game.

Practice makes perfect

You have to practice if you want to improve.

Stance

Evaluate your stance. Shoulders square, knees bent and holding the ball waist high will improve deliver.

Approach

Check to see how close you are to the foul line when you deliver the ball. Being about four inches from the foul line Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Most Famous Bowlers of All Time

The best bowlers of all time have been meticulously tracked by the PBA since its inception. These are some of the best bowlers of all time, all of which have won 30 or more titles in their lifetime.

1. Walter Ray Williams

Probably one of the most well-known bowlers is Walter Ray Williams. He won 42 titles in his lifetime. He is also a sportsman who plays horseshoes and chess professionally. He is still the champ in titles.

2. Earl Anthony

Earl Antony won 41 titles Read the rest of this entry »

A Brief History of the Sport of Bowling

Bowling is said to have started back with the ancient Egyptians according to some research while others give claim to the Germans in the early fourth century. Regardless of which findings you agree with, bowling has a long and rich history throughout the world.

A variation of bowling had become so popular amongst the English troops in the 1300′s that the king had to officially outlaw it just to get his men to train archery. By the time of King Read the rest of this entry »