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Tips on Improving Your Bowling Game

May 22nd, 2013 Games

One of the great things about bowling is you really don't need to be any good at it to have a blast rolling balls down alley lanes. On the other hand, you do have to be good to win at bowling, and who doesn't enjoy winning? Want to show your friends or family who the champion bowler is? Here's some quick advice.

Basic bowling form
If you haven't already been familiarized with the time-tested posture to hit before hurling a ball down an alley, Livestrong suggests you should stand with your feet pointing straight ahead, three to four inches apart. You'll also need to keep your back straight and knees slightly bent. Then, take two steps forward with your dominant side first, and release the ball on your third step.

Aim left of center
Because your shoulder tends to drop at the end of the follow-through, and as you shouldn't be moving directly toward the center bowling pin when you throw, the Epic Bowling Blog instructs aspiring bowling masters to aim to the left of their marks. Unless you're left-handed, of course, in which case you should aim right. The site also recommends lining up by focusing on the marks painted onto the lane, instead of looking directly at the pins.

Take a cue from other sports
Just like baseball, football or any other type of athletic contest, true excellence in bowling requires plenty of training and preparation. Stretching your knees and before a bowling competition is cited by Epic Bowling as a crucial component to victory, and so is taking a few practice swings to warm your arm up. Of course, as is the case with pretty much anything else, the best way to improve your bowling skills is to practice, practice, practice.