The fast bowlers training error

Its question time

 

Mistletoe and wine

 

Wait hang on, that’s not right!

 

Anyway…. There is one common way to mess up your training for fast bowling

 

Had this question in over Instagram last week

 

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Hey coach

 

Had a question, it would be of great help if you could help.

 

Playing for USA lately and selected again for the up coming trials.

 

Question was during the off season along with strength and conditioning, I’ve picked up higher weights in the gym, similar to body building stuff, but not as heavy, just focusing on strength and adding some more muscle.

 

A coach from Pakistan and ex player told me to build shoulders to increase some pace as a fast bowler, so putting some load on them.

 

Doing regular shoulder presses, lateral raises, working on rear delts, but I also read lateral raises aren’t to be focused on too much, would you say so?

 

Is there anything I should avoid? It would be of great help if you could give me some tips

 

Many Thanks

 

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Great couple of questions in there

 

First up I’d answer the tip for the ex player that you need to build shoulders

 

What id say to this is to remember the kinetic chain, everything starts from the ground up. For me its more important to make sure that the shoulders are working how they should, the scapula is help drive the movement and there is no internal rotation before building on them

 

Big shoulders and weak and non functioning trunk and legs wont help a great deal

 

Which brings me to the next point

 

Fast bowling training needs to be a lot different to bodybuilding

 

There are 2 completely different things

 

You need to be building the foundations, making sure your trunk is firing in sequence, that your technique is set

 

Then build from there, take yourself out of bodybuilding which is isolation and get the movement strong stable and fluid

 

All of which is in our Inner Circle

 

There might be a place for some type of bodybuilding during a season IF losing mass, but other than that steer clear

 

Think differently

 

Dewsy