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How to Bowl with the Four Step Approach

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How to Bowl with the Four Step Approach

Intro: When bowling, there is a professional 4 step approach that good bowlers use. Follow these steps to bowl with the four step approach.

 

Beginning Stance

 

Step 1: Bowler should have a good athletic stance, ball slight out in front of your body with your opposite hand supporting the weight of the bowling ball. Right handed bowlers will start with their right foot, and left handed bowlers will start with their left foot.

 

For the Right Handed Bowler:

 

During the first step, the bowler's right foot steps forward as his or her right arm simultaneously pushes the ball out and down towards their right foot. At the end of the first step, the ball should be poised above the bowler's right foot. The left hand should continue to help support the ball throughout this step. The following illustration shows step one.

 

For the Left Handed Bowler:

 

During the first step, the bowler's left foot steps forward as his or her left arm simultaneously pushes the ball out and down towards their left foot. At the end of the first step, the ball should be poised above the bowler's left foot. The right hand should continue to help support the ball throughout this step. The following illustration shows step one.

 

How to Bowl with the Four Step Approach

 

Step 2:

 

For the Right Handed Bowler:

 

During the second step their left foot moves forward as the ball arcs down. Their left hand should leave the ball at the beginning of the step. At the end of this step, the ball should end up beside their right calf. The following illustration shows step two.

 

For the Left Handed Bowler:

 

During the second step their right foot moves forward as the ball arcs down. Their right hand should leave the ball at the beginning of the step. At the end of this step, the ball should end up beside their left calf. The following illustration shows step two.

 

 

Step 3:

 

For the Right Handed Bowler:

 

During the third step, their right foot should move forward as the ball arcs back to the highest point of their arm swing, which should be about shoulder height. The following illustration shows step three.

 

For the Left Handed Bowler:

During the third step, their left foot should move forward as the ball arcs back to the highest point of their arm swing, which should be about shoulder height. The following illustration shows step three.

 

 

Step 4:

 

For the Right Handed Bowler:

 

During the fourth step, their left foot should step forward into the slide as the ball arcs down. At the end of the fourth step, the ball should be in the lowest part of their arm swing. Their right arm should be pointed directly at the floor and ready to release the ball. The following illustration shows step four.

 

For the Left Handed Bowler:

 

During the fourth step, their right foot should step forward into the slide as the ball arcs down. At the end of the fourth step, the ball should be in the lowest part of their arm swing. Their left arm should be pointed directly at the floor and ready to release the ball. The following illustration shows step four.

 

 

Step 5:

 

For the Right Handed Bowler:

 

As the ball starts down during this step, their right foot should slide side­ways in back of their left leg. Simultaneously, they should "sit down" or lower their hips slightly and position their weight so as to end up in a comfortable sitting position with their lower body and spine tilted for­ward about 15 degrees.

 

For the Left Handed Bowler:

As the ball starts down during this step, their left foot should slide side­ways in back of their right leg. Simultaneously, they should "sit down" or lower their hips slightly and position their weight so as to end up in a comfortable sitting position with their lower body and spine tilted for­ward about 15 degrees.

 

 

Step 6: Finishing

 

 

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Carl Benjamin said:

Carl Benjamin
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This is very informative. Thanks
 
October 24, 2011
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