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Speed Up To Loosen Up Your Bowling Swing

If you are a bowler who has tension or very tight muscles in your arm swing that keeps your bowling ball from swinging freely, there is a fairly easy technique to use for loosening your swing.

First, it is important to understand why a free swing motion is preferable to a controlled, careful and tight swing motion.

A tight and controlled muscle arm swing may be restricting your overall ball speed for those of you who deliver your ball more slowly than you wish. A tight and controlled arm swing runs the risk of making you turn the ball early by rotating your bowling hand before it reaches the ideal delivery zone causing ineffective releases. Tight arm swings can also prohibit consistent ball loft over the foul line and ultimately produce an inconsistent reaction as your ball rolls down the lane.

One step in fixing this tight swing motion is to add speed to your backswing.

Once you begin the initial movement of your swing (usually the push-away motion), get your bowling hand and arm moving much more quickly all the way back to the top of your backswing.

From that point, allow gravity to bring the forward swing into motion by feeling your bowling ball fall into the forward swing.

The final step is to accelerate your forward swing to a full follow-through position.

By speeding up your backswing and then taking a slightly accelerated forward swing without “grabbing the ball” with hand pressure at the top of your backswing, you will feel a looser and faster overall swing motion and achieve a swing which will be consistent over time.

If you are a player who has slow and purposeful walking steps to the foul line, you may need to prepare for a livelier pace of steps due to the added swing speed. The best way to make this happen is to make sure your feet and arm muscles are slightly more relaxed than normal and are ready to move more swiftly.

Regardless of your age, skill level, or level of experience, you can speed up to loosen up your swing and get improved results with your game.