A Well Balanced Bowling Approach
By: bowlingball.com, 4/2/16
A well balanced bowling approach starts with a good set up on the approach and maintains a constant spine angle throughout.
Maintaining good posture and balance when sliding and delivering the bowling ball is critical to accuracy and ball skid distance control.
Here are a few tips to improve bowling balance during your approach:
*Create a forward spine angle tilt about 10 - 15 degrees.
*Maintain this spine angle throughout your approach and when sliding into the foul line.
*Use a slight amount of knee flex in your stance.
*Add just a tiny bit more flex with each successive step without changing your spine angle posture.
*Avoid wasted body motion as you walk to the foul line.
*Keep your head as motionless as possible while walking while releasing your bowling ball. A steady and level head will produce good balance.
*Smoothly sweep your bowling balance leg toward the non-bowling side of your body as you begin your slide.
*Your balance leg bowling shoe can remain in contact with the floor to stabilize your upper body while releasing your ball.
*Slide toward the center of your body torso.
*The front portion of your shoulders can be in a vertical line directly over the knee cap of your sliding leg for optimum balance.
Good balance stems from establishing good body posture in your stance and retaining good posture throughout your approach.
Hold your form at the foul line after you have released your bowling ball.
Keep it simple by not rushing your pre-shot routine and by bowling at a faster pace than normal, particularly when bowling in competition.
It only makes good sense to reduce wasted body motion and use the fewest number of moving body parts if you wish to maintain consistent balance and enjoy good results.