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How To Make A Well Balanced Bowling Approach



By: bowlingball.com, 1/14/16

As a very talented and skilled player, you may from time to time lose your ability to be in good balance while you bowl.

Forcing your swing or trying so hard to deliver your bowling ball at an increased speed or with added revolutions can become challenging if you do not retain good balance during your approach.

Perhaps the pressure of competition has caused you to lose your smoothness and stride?

So if you wish to be reminded how to make a well balanced bowling approach, it starts with establishing good posture in your stance position and maintaining good form throughout your approach and delivery.

Here are a few reminder keys for you skilled players which promote good bowling balance:

*Flex your knees and tilt your upper body forward about 10 - 15 degrees from an upright stance position.

*Place slightly more body weight on the foot you are not using for your first step.

*Pre-set your bowling shoulder at an intended elevation from the floor in relation to your non-bowling shoulder.

*Sweep away your non-bowling arm extended to the side of your body at about waist height as you begin your arm swing motion.

*Add a very slight amount of knee flex throughout each step and the most during your sliding step.

*Maintain a constant spine angle while you walk to the foul line.

*Keep your head as motionless as possible while walking to the line and while releasing your bowling ball.

*Smoothly sweep your bowling balance leg toward the non-bowling side of your body as you begin your slide with the bowling shoe of your balance leg remaining in contact with the floor to stabilize your upper body.

*Slide toward the center of your body and maintain your knee flex to support the full weight of your body as you slide into the line.

*Keep the front portion of your shoulders in a vertical line directly over the knee cap of your sliding leg.






Good balance starts with good posture in your stance position. It then becomes vital to good shotmaking to hold your form at the foul line after you have released your bowling ball until the ball reaches your sighting target.

Keep things simple. Think good tempo and balance as you walk and deliver your ball.

Eliminate unnecessary body tension in your bowling arm, neck, and shoulders while swinging and releasing your ball.

Never rush even if you are a fast paced player.

Follow these simple tips for good posture and balance and remember that winning is developed by doing the little things well repeatedly.