Our expert says:
There's not too much reason, at this early stage, to go overboard on strength training. The one thing it might do is help prevent injuries, but that's another matter entirely, and would require that you do some gym work. But it's not a case of building muscle - look at the best fast bowlers - Lee, Steyn, even a guy like Allan Donald, were not big, muscular guys. Strong yes, but not muscular. So my advice is that you spend time first working on a bowling action that is smooth, efficient and above all, effective. Once that's done, then you can start to look at things like strength and flexibility and how they might improve bowling. But you don't need to be a big, strong, muscular guy to bowl fast or well, just work on the technique to begin with, and the rest can come later.
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