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6 minutes ago, Tommy J. said:

You meant to say fat*, sir. 😁

Yup! I did.... gluttonous folks Say “ I is   “big boned” as an excuse to not push that extra corn bread and apple pie to the wayside!😂😂😂

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Lol… anybody sensitive looking at this thread better pad up and put a helmet on. Feeling rowdy today.

 

 

 

 

I’m kidding I’m kidding…. No intents to ruin anyone’s day. I could see how the mere mention of found fact by professionals on the matter is offensive to some.

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1 minute ago, Tommy J. said:

Lol… anybody sensitive looking at this thread better pad up and put a helmet on. Feeling rowdy today.

 

 

 

 

I’m kidding I’m kidding…. No intents to ruin anyone’s day. I could see how the mere mention of found fact by professionals on the matter is offensive to some.

This is the world we live in these days! Can’t call something for what it is or even laugh at anything anymore because of how easily offended the world has become. Send me back to the 1950s PLEEAAASEEEE!!!!

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1 minute ago, Joe Sullivan said:

Yup! I did.... gluttonous folks Say “ I is   “big boned” as an excuse to not push that extra corn bread and apple pie to the wayside!😂😂😂

Admittedly, I’m guilty these days of overeating and getting myself way fatter than I should be.

and I still make no excuses. Your boy likes to eat. That’s just all there is to it.

My untouchable “safe space” IS self loathing. As it should be for anyone.

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Lol, More on direct topic.. I guess I could close out the arm break thing by simply pointing out to just go slow progressing on the table. And be VERY careful in long grinder matches with evenly matched opponents. as those seem to be the ones where arms give in most cases.

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This is why I never got back into arm wrestling... the fear of breaking my arm & can't work

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1 hour ago, JStepien said:

This is why I never got back into arm wrestling... the fear of breaking my arm & can't work

Nothing more valid a statement than that, BJS!

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in every arm wrestling video everyones just complaining about some kind of pain idk seems like such an unnatural motion constalty training internal rotation and putting lateral force through a joint thats just made to flex and extend

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1 hour ago, Magiclifts321 said:

in every arm wrestling video everyones just complaining about some kind of pain idk seems like such an unnatural motion constalty training internal rotation and putting lateral force through a joint thats just made to flex and extend

You are correct! Everyone is always hurting all the time in some way. It’s not natural and is a detriment to the body 100%.... it’s also the most fun strength sport I have ever competed in.... the key is to find a balance and not overdo it. 

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I've been arm wrestling for a little over a year and don't have any weird pains. My secret is to first spend 10 years rock climbing to build bulletproof tendons. I also am constantly doing rehab and prehab movements, and never go long stretches without any activity. Sleep and nutrition are huge and often ignored by everyone bit especially arm wrestlers, almost none of the other guys I pull with do anything at all to manage joints and avoid injury 

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1 hour ago, Climber028 said:

I've been arm wrestling for a little over a year and don't have any weird pains. My secret is to first spend 10 years rock climbing to build bulletproof tendons. I also am constantly doing rehab and prehab movements, and never go long stretches without any activity. Sleep and nutrition are huge and often ignored by everyone bit especially arm wrestlers, almost none of the other guys I pull with do anything at all to manage joints and avoid injury 

You must not be arm wrestling often enough or intensely enough. Anyone I know that seriously arm wrestled is constantly in some sort of discomfort or pain in their arm someplace. No matter who, or how long they are in pain. My coach is masters world champion and he is always in pain. It is what it is if you are doing it intensely and not just casually .

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28 minutes ago, Joe Sullivan said:

You must not be arm wrestling often enough or intensely enough. Anyone I know that seriously arm wrestled is constantly in some sort of discomfort or pain in their arm someplace. No matter who, or how long they are in pain. My coach is masters world champion and he is always in pain. It is what it is if you are doing it intensely and not just casually .

I'm just not currently strong enough to challenge my tendons or joints which have been built up through climbing. Eventually I'll probably reach that point, but will take awhile. If you can't exceed the load a tendon can handle, then there will be no damage occurring, and no pain. I of course have muscle soreness as with anything, but I can hammer side pressure as hard as I want and there is zero elbow discomfort at all. 

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14 minutes ago, Climber028 said:

I'm just not currently strong enough to challenge my tendons or joints which have been built up through climbing. Eventually I'll probably reach that point, but will take awhile. If you can't exceed the load a tendon can handle, then there will be no damage occurring, and no pain. I of course have muscle soreness as with anything, but I can hammer side pressure as hard as I want and there is zero elbow discomfort at all. 

Maybe you are going against people that are Not  strong enough to cause issue for  you because most pain in arm wrestling comes from being in or practicing in the losing position.

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Yup, I understand pain and training, have been doing it my entire life. I'm not strong or good, never claimed that but what I do have is some bulletproof joints that I can bang away at with no issues. I have normal muscle soreness, just like everybody I just have never had any joint or tendon issues, not since I first started climbing. Come to Rochester and pull we have plenty of strong guys for you. And if I use two hands we might be close haha

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4 hours ago, Climber028 said:

I've been arm wrestling for a little over a year and don't have any weird pains. My secret is to first spend 10 years rock climbing to build bulletproof tendons. I also am constantly doing rehab and prehab movements, and never go long stretches without any activity. Sleep and nutrition are huge and often ignored by everyone bit especially arm wrestlers, almost none of the other guys I pull with do anything at all to manage joints and avoid injury 

How do you pull? Maybe top roll? I notice when I pull outside I don't get pain but inside/hook is painful. But goes away in a day or two. Then again, I rarely train.

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I do everything since I'm currently too new to have a go to style and still have a long way to go with technique. All I have now is a really good cup and rise, but basically zero back pressure. Probably will become a top roller eventually, just because I have relatively long arms. If I do go deep inside I find my pec is the weak link, which makes sense since I don't train them. 

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16 hours ago, Climber028 said:

I do everything since I'm currently too new to have a go to style and still have a long way to go with technique. All I have now is a really good cup and rise, but basically zero back pressure. Probably will become a top roller eventually, just because I have relatively long arms. If I do go deep inside I find my pec is the weak link, which makes sense since I don't train them. 

A good general rule of thumb is to aim to pull outside on a thicker armed opponent, and inside on a taller leaner opponent. that pointer won’t guarantee victory in every scenario, but it still somewhat accurately applies to me to this day, after just shy of 10 years pulling.

everyone definitely has a strong or stronger lane. But train to be good in all of them. I say “all” of them…. But there is really only 3 lanes in my opinion. Inside, outside, and side pressure. Side pressure isn’t necessarily inside or outside, and can best be described as it’s own lane. Lol!

I would agree that a substantial amount of chest and front delt strength is almost mandatory for competent inside pulling. So if your not pressing as part of your routine, it’s natural to feel a little vulnerable in a hook.

some pullers may disagree on the press training. But since I’ve been benching, my shoulder and inside game all around feels much more stable than when I wasn’t pressing.

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Press training might be silly for pullers who already happen to have a strong bench, but I have never spent serious time benching and it's apparent that it's a huge weakness of mine. 

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On 8/21/2021 at 6:34 AM, Climber028 said:

Press training might be silly for pullers who already happen to have a strong bench, but I have never spent serious time benching and it's apparent that it's a huge weakness of mine. 

lol, yep. Always seems like the arm wrestlers that say benching doesn’t help all have pretty substantial bench strength. Ironic. It’s sort of a funny and interesting note that most of the top supers with the exception of Devon and John all mostly have near 500lb bench presses under their belts.
I would sort of agree that bench isn’t mandatory for table growth though. Not initially anyways. But strength is never a weakness, and weakness is never a strength.

when you power up on the barbell, you will feel the difference on the table.

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