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Date: 24 Jan 2008 18:11:10
From: Brian
Subject: Full workout before bowling?
The last 3 times I did a full workout at the gym I had poor timing and did
not bowl well. Has anyone else noticed this? I am going to stay away from
workouts on my bowling day from now on.

Brian in Mi






 
Date: 25 Jan 2008 20:18:24
From: 6ballman
Subject: Re: Full workout before bowling?
I am not currently doing workouts at all [weak grin] but when I was, I
found that some light cardio on bowling days actually improved my
performance on the lanes. If I still felt like lifting after bowling,
that worked out ok, if it was not too close to bed time.

Brian wrote:
> The last 3 times I did a full workout at the gym I had poor timing and did
> not bowl well. Has anyone else noticed this? I am going to stay away from
> workouts on my bowling day from now on.
>
> Brian in Mi
>
>
>

--

Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
-- François Duc de La Rochefoucauld


 
Date: 24 Jan 2008 23:29:54
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: Full workout before bowling?
> The last 3 times I did a full workout at the gym I had poor timing and did=

> not bowl well. =A0Has anyone else noticed this? I am going to stay away fr=
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> workouts on my bowling day from now on.

What you experience is simple FATIGUE. While I won't discourage you
from doing a workout before bowling, I will STRONGLY SUGGEST that
after your workout:

* Immediately drink a LARGE QUANTITY (i.e., 1 liter) of PLAIN WATER
or a regular bottle (or two) of FRUIT JUICE (** NOT ** soda or similar
"junk" beverages) to replenish the water you lost from sweating and
"heavy breathing". This will also help you "cool down" (i.e., relax)
after the workout.
* Eat a DECENT PORTION OF PROTEIN with some carbohydrates (i.e.,
McD "Filet-O-Fish", grilled chicken sandwich, an order of "chicken
strips" - no need for fries!) to refuel yourself after the workout.
PROTEIN will better serve you as it'll "stay with you" longer - the
"light carb" addition (i.e., bun, breading) will give you the "quick
perk" you need! no need to "totally fill" yourself at this time as a
full tummy may cause "sluggish feelings" - you only need enough chow
to "take the edge" of any after-workout food craving. Do this approx.
15-30 minutes BEFORE you start bowling.
* WHILE BOWLING, periodically nosh on "healthy snack" foods (i.e.,
protein bars) and DRINK ICE WATER (I like lemon slices in my water) OR
JUICE (NO sodas!) to help maintain your energy and hydration levels.
IMHO, carbonated soft drinks have way too much SUGAR (and caffeine for
colas), both of which can actually mess up your system if you're not
careful (ESPECIALLY if you consume them WITHOUT some sort of food!).
* If you want to consume alcoholic beverages while bowling, DO IT
** WITH FOOD ** (especially PROTEIN) and have a side cup of ICE WATER
to help minimise the alcohol absorption AND counteract the
"dehydrating" effect (seriously!) alcohol has on your blood.
* Above all, DO SOME STRETCHES ** BEFORE ** you toss the first ball
to ensure you're "limber". Back stretches, slow side-and-hold-turns,
deep knee lunges (BOTH legs!) and such will help prevent unwanted
muscle strains.

I hope these tips help you (and others) do better while bowling. :)


  
Date: 26 Jan 2008 10:22:51
From: Brian
Subject: Re: Full workout before bowling?
Thanks for the very informative replies!

Brian
"PromptJock" <102151.3223@compuserve.com > wrote in message
news:4ea562c9-15f6-46e2-b6e1-2b3df1e9af0a@h11g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
> The last 3 times I did a full workout at the gym I had poor timing and did
> not bowl well. Has anyone else noticed this? I am going to stay away from
> workouts on my bowling day from now on.

What you experience is simple FATIGUE. While I won't discourage you
from doing a workout before bowling, I will STRONGLY SUGGEST that
after your workout:

* Immediately drink a LARGE QUANTITY (i.e., 1 liter) of PLAIN WATER
or a regular bottle (or two) of FRUIT JUICE (** NOT ** soda or similar
"junk" beverages) to replenish the water you lost from sweating and
"heavy breathing". This will also help you "cool down" (i.e., relax)
after the workout.
* Eat a DECENT PORTION OF PROTEIN with some carbohydrates (i.e.,
McD "Filet-O-Fish", grilled chicken sandwich, an order of "chicken
strips" - no need for fries!) to refuel yourself after the workout.
PROTEIN will better serve you as it'll "stay with you" longer - the
"light carb" addition (i.e., bun, breading) will give you the "quick
perk" you need! no need to "totally fill" yourself at this time as a
full tummy may cause "sluggish feelings" - you only need enough chow
to "take the edge" of any after-workout food craving. Do this approx.
15-30 minutes BEFORE you start bowling.
* WHILE BOWLING, periodically nosh on "healthy snack" foods (i.e.,
protein bars) and DRINK ICE WATER (I like lemon slices in my water) OR
JUICE (NO sodas!) to help maintain your energy and hydration levels.
IMHO, carbonated soft drinks have way too much SUGAR (and caffeine for
colas), both of which can actually mess up your system if you're not
careful (ESPECIALLY if you consume them WITHOUT some sort of food!).
* If you want to consume alcoholic beverages while bowling, DO IT
** WITH FOOD ** (especially PROTEIN) and have a side cup of ICE WATER
to help minimise the alcohol absorption AND counteract the
"dehydrating" effect (seriously!) alcohol has on your blood.
* Above all, DO SOME STRETCHES ** BEFORE ** you toss the first ball
to ensure you're "limber". Back stretches, slow side-and-hold-turns,
deep knee lunges (BOTH legs!) and such will help prevent unwanted
muscle strains.

I hope these tips help you (and others) do better while bowling. :)




 
Date: 24 Jan 2008 21:39:54
From: John Lentz
Subject: Re: Full workout before bowling?
I've noticed that myself. Experiment. I think the reason it is because you
are actually tired even thou you don't feel tired.

-John L.


"Brian" <briancloutier@comcast.net > wrote in message
news:ZOadndW0d7-PhgTanZ2dnUVZ_oOnnZ2d@comcast.com...
> The last 3 times I did a full workout at the gym I had poor timing and did
> not bowl well. Has anyone else noticed this? I am going to stay away from
> workouts on my bowling day from now on.
>
> Brian in Mi
>