Creating Momentum On Your Bowling Approach With Your Pushaway By MDM Bowling Coaching

Pro Tip Friday: Pushaway

Pro Tip Friday: Generating Momentum With Your PushawayThe beginning of the swing is the most critical in generating momentum. In order to properly swing the ball, you need to start with a pushaway to get the ball away from your body. By pushing the ball away from you, and allowing the weight of the ball to generate the momentum by swinging your arm, you will create a smoother, faster, and cleaner release. You want the ball to be as fluid as possible going in to your backswing. There are multiple ways to push the ball in to your swing. I personally push down and out. Other people push straight out. As long as your pushaway is consistent and muscled as little as possible, there is no wrong way of doing this. Muscled pushaways can result in an unbalanced release, falling off your shot, and falling off at the release point. You could also see your hand sticking in the ball or feel like you’re dropping the ball because the swing isn’t fluid and you grab the ball. If there is a muscled effect, it should be addressed. Additionally, if your pushaway is directed down vs out, your swing will turn in to a sharp point from the bottom to the top and back down to the bottom. You want it to be a fluid soft arc. To isolate if it is a pushaway problem or if grip pressure, sn, or some other problem exists, take a video of yourself from the side like this video of me. Specifically evaluate whether your pushaway is directed straight downward, straight upward, or very short. It’s best to do this with a coach. If you want to work on your pushaway, a good drill that I tell my students to do (and also do myself) is to take the ball in your non-bowling hand and push it away 2-3 times to your ideal pushaway stopping point before doing a full approach. It will give you an idea of what you want it to feel like. #protipfriday #mdmcoaching

Posted by MDM Coaching on Friday, June 29, 2018

Your Pushaway In Bowling Helps Create Momentum

The beginning of the bowling swing is the most critical in generating momentum. In order to properly swing the ball, you need to start with a pushaway to get the ball away from your body. By pushing the ball away from you, and allowing the weight of the ball to generate the momentum by swinging your arm, you will create a smoother, faster, and cleaner release. You want the ball to be as fluid as possible going in to your backswing.

Your Bowling Pushaway & Timing

There are multiple ways to push the bowling ball in to your swing. I personally push down and out. Other people push straight out. As long as your pushaway is consistent and muscled as little as possible, there is no wrong way of doing this. Muscled pushaways can result in an unbalanced release, falling off your shot, and falling off at the release point. You could also see your hand sticking in the ball or feel like you’re dropping the ball because the swing isn’t fluid and you grab the ball. If there is a muscled effect, it should be addressed. Additionally, if your pushaway is directed down vs out, your swing will turn in to a sharp point from the bottom to the top and back down to the bottom. You want it to be a fluid soft arc.

Is It My Bowling Pushaway & Timing Or My Bowling Ball Fit

To isolate if it is a pushaway problem or if grip pressure, or some other problem exists, take a video of yourself from the side like this video of me. Specifically evaluate whether your pushaway is directed straight downward, straight upward, or very short. It’s best to do this with a coach. If you want to work on your pushaway, a good drill that I tell my students to do (and also do myself) is to take the ball in your non-bowling hand and push it away 2-3 times to your ideal pushaway stopping point before doing a full approach. It will give you an idea of what you want it to feel like. #protipfriday #mdmcoaching

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One thought on “Creating Momentum On Your Bowling Approach With Your Pushaway By MDM Bowling Coaching

  1. Gary J Blum says:

    This is very good info on the push away. I need to continuously practice this. Because some how I have lost my balance at the line. Perhaps I am pushing down to much.

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