The beauty of fast bowling is the differences and idiosyncrasies between various fast bowlers.
THERES NO ONE SIZE FITS ALL and there is definitely no BEST WAY to bowl.
It really depends on each individual and what’s right for them.
The only “non negotiable” are hitting the ATTRACTORS and eliminating muscle slack by being stiff on ground contact.
Let physics and anthropometry guide you.
There are 3 KINEMATIC ATTRACTORS that are influenced by a number of KINETIC ATTRACTORS.
Improve these 3 attractors and you’ll give yourself the best chance to bowl faster.
A. Hip shoulder separation
B. Upper limb contralateral extension
C. Braced/blocked (not locked!) front leg
How you hit these is very individualised but you must respect, understand and apply physics to the kinematic sequence of fast bowling.
How we move will determine the success of the action
There are a two basic ways to bowl quickly (of you break it down to the fundamentals) and depend on whether you are tendon driven or muscle driven.
What’s your dominance?
Is it speed or strength?
These characteristics will organise your body into a HIP DOMINANT or KNEE DOMINANT bowling action.
It is essential that every bowler is profiled so the kinematics can utilise the kinetic ability of the bowler.
Without understanding the basic principle of this BOWLING TYPING MODEL that’s exclusive to Pacelab ltd all physical and technical work may be working against each other.
Eg- “How to utilise your dominance in the gather and bowling circle based on physics and anthropometry?”
Some bowlers need a large bowling circle in the anterior chain whilst others need more time in the posterior chain.
Hip and tendon quicks need to utilise a large bowling circle to utilise the momentum built up.
Whereas Static, knee dom need to get behind to spend longer storing in the long SSC.
The upper body has a substantial implications for delivery stride, the bowler is well served to focus their attention on the optimal movement of their arms
“The joint angles of the arms reflect the optimization of lever length relative to power production on delivery“- JS
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