Thread: How to train for armwrestling?
09-02-2002, 08:39 PM #1
How to train for armwrestling?
Which exercises should I do to improve?
09-02-2002, 08:58 PM #2
bis and tris
maybe delts also
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09-03-2002, 11:07 AM #3Junior Member
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Its all based with in the rotarycuff, not forearms or bi's like most expect, unless your cheating and rotating the wrist. The rotarycuff is set with in the delts, so abduction and adduction of the scapula and humerus.
09-03-2002, 11:12 AM #4
I love to arm wrestle, and I agree with anabolicmyo. But, I'll add on to what he said: If you think about it, when you are arm wrestling you are trying to PULL down the opponents arm. The best exercise to train for this movement is the pull-up, because it hits your posterior delts (very important for assisting the lat), the lattissimus dorsi (for pulling of course), biceps (also a pulling muscle that helps), and the forearms (for a strong grip and for strong wrist movement). Any kind of back routine that includes pull-ups will traing you effectively for arm wrestling.
09-09-2002, 04:48 PM #5
I rock at arm wrestling!...actually the thing about me is leverage, if you got long arms, u have an upper hand
09-09-2002, 05:55 PM #6
Very good article in IronMan about that, I believe. Check it out. Tons of info.
09-14-2002, 07:53 PM #7Junior Member
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just lie sideways on the floor with a dumb bell and do a arm wrestling motion. thats how i train. i havent lost in years.
09-14-2002, 11:38 PM #8Originally posted by anabolicmyo
Its all based with in the rotarycuff, not forearms or bi's like most expect, unless your cheating and rotating the wrist.
10-06-2002, 03:27 AM #9
The movement in armwrestling is basically medial rotation of the humerus.
So all the muscles that do that movement are: Rotator cuff(subscapularus), Pectoralis major, anterior deltoid.
oh yeah having SHORTER arms help cuz you make the bigger guy extend his arm more creating a longer resistance arm for him.
10-06-2002, 04:58 AM #10
Bi's are important, depending on your arm wrestling technique. A have a buddy who has only been beaten once, by me of course, but i had a hard time doing it. He's not very big either but his technique was fucking steller. What he woud do was pull your arm toward him that's takes leverage away from you and bam then he fucking takes you out. Now i don't know if this is how the pro's do it, but i do know that he has won several matches agains locals, big and small alike.
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