QUESTION FROM JITH
What’s the role of strong legs while bowling?
Fast bowling is a full body activity that causes tremendous strain on the body. The legs (in the case of any sport) are the foundation of your body so I would say that a strong lower body is extremely important to a bowler. Most professionals will tell you that, “a bowler doesn’t break down from the top, they break down from the bottom”.
Saying that, I would also reiterate that you should focus on building a strong body overall, not just the lower body.
All the best.
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