Which kind of grip training do you think has helped you the most, with arm wrestling? Except wrist dominated kinds of grip training. Im thinking about training for the hands, fingers, thumbs etc. If there is anything in particular you can think of.
Do you think that the arm wrestling has helped you get better at grip training. I realise that arm wrestling trains your grip. But I was curious if the training has made it harder getting progress in making grip feats because of less time to train for them directly or fatigue from it.
Do you think its a stupid idea to arm wrestle, between two pals, who are clueless about technique, because of hurting yourself? I arm wrestled my big bro one time without knowing technique or anything and i was hurting in my bicep for a couple of days. I guess most people arm wrestle like this for fun or for showing of at the pub or so.
Do you have any tips for a arm wrestling newbie with some technique tips to get advantage at another newbie I once was told to press down my opponents hand and then his arm, if you get what I mean, it made a very big difference.. So something obvious for you maybe can help me
Oh man im tired when writing this and d*mn spelling control changes my words to muppet swedish all the time Hope I made any kind of sense and thank you
I'm still very much a newbie with A LOT to learn about armwrestling.
As far as grip stuff I'd say anything that trains your fingers to stay in a isometrical lock in the cupped/flat position. Could be thickbar, chins or rows with a flat surface etc. Another aspect that doesn't get talked about a lot is to thicken the hell out of your thumb muscles. The bigger and fatter you can make them the tougher it is for your opponent to get a good grip. Some dynamic work does well for that.
As far as AW helping grip... I think it just keeps your hands active to minimize strength loss but you will lose in technique until you devote a few weeks to get everything up again.
One aspect of grip type training that's hurt me a bit is that most of the time for grip related stuff we work with the wrist in extension so we practice and get comfortable in that position. Big no-no for armwrestling unless you're doing something like a flop wrist press.
As far as wrestling buddies where no one is really trained I wouldn't advise it. Pretty easy to get some serious injuries if you get in the wrong position. There are lots of clubs around the world and I've heard Sweden has a large contingent of professional pullers. Get in touch with them. Pretty much everyone in this sport is willing to teach and practice with others.
As far as the pain goes.... it's always there lol! I've never done any physical activity in my life that's carried this much pain along with it. Not even close. If you can stick it out it does subside some but you will always be in pain after a good practice or set of pulls. Not just fatigue or DOMS type stuff but deep freaking pain. You've got to love it