Bowling centers like Main Event aren’t considered “essential businesses” during the current coronavirus pandemic. As such, states have ordered their temporary closures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in these venues.
Since there are still no clear-cut date when bowling centers can reopen, we recommend these practice drills at home. Think of it as being more productive during the shelter-in-place orders and returning to your favorite game with an improved performance.
With nearly three months of being out of the game, your bowling muscles can atrophy, in a manner of speaking. You should then perform exercises that will maintain your body’s limberness.
If you have a mini-gym at home, you should make full use of it. You should work out regularly, such as five times a week with a rest day between each day. You may also alternate cardio and weight training routines.
Don’t forget to stretch as stretching exercises will keep your limbs in good condition.
Focus on Your Swings
Your swing can mean the difference between a strike and a gutter ball. Now that you have more time, you should also practice your swing at home. Even just 30 minutes of practice every day will result in a better swing once you can return to Main Event.
If you have a full-length mirror, you can practice with it in front. You may also want to record your swing practice for review later on. You will be surprised at the minor flaws in your swing technique that have a significant impact on your game.
Develop Your Mental Attitude
Bowling is as much a physical sports as a mental competition! But instead of competing against others, you’re competing with yourself! Now is the best time as any to work on your mindset when in competitive play.
Why? For one thing, you’re not pressured to perform according to other people’s expectation. You can then make a self-examination of your attitude. You can focus on making your worst enemy – yourself – your best friend and cheerleader.
Just as you perform physical exercises, you can also perform mental exercises. These can include meditation and positive affirmation, both of which are intended to boost your self-confidence.
Don’t despair about not being able to visit your favorite bowling center, being in competitive tournaments and enjoying the camaraderie. There’s always the chance of the bowling centers reopening in the near future. The pandemic couldn’t last forever!