Warm-up exercises for bowls
Stand against a wall with feet out and back of head touching wall. Look ahead and bend knees slightly. Inhale. Exhale and bend knees to slide down the wall as far as is comfortable – as if sitting on a chair. Hold for 5–10 seconds and breathe evenly. Slowly move back up. Repeat 10 times.
Stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Use chair at side for support if needed. Step forward with one leg and bend knee while lowering body until rear knee is close to the ground or to comfort level. Repeat 5 times for each leg.
Standing with feet slightly apart, take right heel to buttocks so knee is pointing straight down. You should feel the stretch in front of thigh. Hold for 20 seconds. Repeat 3 times for each leg.
If you have had a previous injury, are currently injured or are unsure of how to undertake these stretches safely, please check these stretches with your doctor, other qualified health professional or specialist. Do not stretch to the point of pain. Stretches should be gentle and slow, never bouncy.