How to Win at Arm Wrestling, 5 Easy Tips
It’s saturday night, you’re getting a beer or two at the bar. You look at the wrong girl, and a big guy comes over to you. “You lookin’ at my girl fool?!”He says.
You answer steadily with a “let’s armwrestle”. He agrees, and the whole bar is watching. You win easily. Needless to say, you walk away with the girl, and the total respect from everyone in the bar. The big guy sits and cryes of shame in the corner. Buhhuu, this is how you did:
You trained your grip
Grip strength is one of the most important factors in winning at arm wrestling, and who doesn’t want to be that guy everyone turns to when they need help opening the cookie jar? Grip training is most easily done using a handgripper, I personally recommend the Altus adjustable hand grip, which can be found at the bodybuilding.com store, where you can also find additional information. Right now they are sold for a mere $7.49.
Your feet were positioned right
ALWAYS have the right foot in front of your left one (If you’re right handed). A good rule of thumb is to position your foot as far against your opponent as you can. This is done to make use of all the power and force you possibly can.
You wrapped your thumb
Wrapping your thumb is a very simple move which can grant you a lot of power over your contestant. Here’s how to do it:
1. Wrap your hand as if you were about to punch someone.
2. Instead of having your thumb on the outside, move it “under” your fingers, so you can only see the knuckles behind your fingers.
3. This is wrapping your thumb. Practice doing it with a friend to see what I mean.
You trained the key arm wrestle areas
The shoulders and upper back for offense, biceps and pecs for defense.
And used the right muscles
Most people arm wrestling foolishly use their biceps to crush the opponent. This is wrong, as it is a relatively small and weak muscle. Instead of using the arm, try using your back and shoulders to force your opponent down.
These were just 5 easy tips to winning at arm wrestling, but if you take advantage of them, I am willing to promise you better results immediately. Especially about that gripper, it makes a whole world of difference. Good luck winning out at the bars! And if you really feel cocky, what about smacking on this t-shirt?
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