Lead The League With These Pre-Game Warm Ups

Warming up is an important part of any athlete’s routine. From soccer to basketball to running and yes, even for bowling a good warm up is necessary. These warm up exercises help prevent injuries and keep you playing your best. Rather than going from 0 to 100, warming up allows your muscles and joints to gently acclimate to the activity you’ll be doing. This reduces the risk of straining a muscle or tendon. Warming up can also get your blood flowing and raise your heart rate, so you’re ready for the heat of competition. 

Bowling Warm Up Exercises

Bowling is relatively a gentle sport when it comes to taking a toll on your body as it has a low impact on your joints. However, it’s still important to warm up in order to avoid stress on your hands, wrists, arms, and shoulders. Try out these bowling warm ups to make sure you’re in top competition mode when the game begins:

  • Jumping jacks, squats, lunges, and leg swings – These are some great warm ups to start off with to get your heart pumping. 
  • Arm stretches – This includes arm swings like you’re bowling, overhead arm stretch to fully stretch your shoulder up as you swing, and a cross body arm stretch to help mobility as you release the ball.
  • Wrist stretches – Expert bowlers know that bowling is all in the wrist. It’s vital to warm up your wrists before bowling.

We’d love to see you pre-gaming with some warm ups next time you’re at Richmond 40 Bowl. Join us for open bowling!