Sometimes, the best pullers in the World Arm-wrestling League are not successful, even though they have big biceps. Arm-wrestling involves training and strengthening of tendons, ligaments and connective tissues that are vital for being strong on the table, and control an opponent. Most commonly, these parts of the arm, wrist, and hand are not included in the list of workouts, you practice in standard gym visits, so Adam Elayan offers some techniques to grow the hidden parts of the arm that act as a key to dominate at the table.
Do you have any idea what you’re going to do when a 225-pound guy throws a challenge across the room, laugh at you, and pee on your face, Adam Elayan reminded a situation. You take your opponent’s power away by implementing arm-wrestling techniques, no matter how big and strong he is.
This sport has more to deal with angle manipulation than sheer power. Adam Elayan wins not because he’s strengthened muscles, but because he’s developed his tendons to withstand pressure in the proper direction. The technique describes as putting your max bench on the rack and holding it halfway between your chest and a full rep for as long as you possibly can. Also, he has shared a secret about arm wrestling: Millions of people believe, it’s about pushing. But we don’t push, we pull.
Focus on your wrist
Mainly, the focal points of arm wrestling are in hand and wrist, rather than biceps and shoulders. You can take your opponent’s power away by controlling the direction of the match. All this starts from the hand. The concept is to put pressure on my fingers, essentially to failure, emulating opponent who trying to open your hand and attack your fingers.” That’s where his hand strength comes from. The wrist is similar: straps on a heavy weight lifts it up and tries to move through his wrist’s natural rotation.
“Arm-workout primarily focus on three things: hands, wrists, and fat grips”, Adam Elayan helpfully advised us.
Another effective way to defeat your opponent is to combine trick 1 with the Thumb Slide. The thumb slide takes place when you loosen your thumb so that it slowly goes to the top. Before beginning keeps your thumb loose, then slide your thumb carefully to the top part of the opponent’s hand. The thumb when high enough allows you to control because the opponents strength won’t get enough strength to reach the top. At this stage, you can either finish them off or combine it with trick 1. On combining it with trick 1, pull it towards you, and drop their hand.
Get the hook.
Here’s the next technique of signature move i.e. the “hook.” Choose a friend or disliked co-worker and practice the traditional arm-wrestling position. Turn your palm near your face and bend your wrist toward your shoulder. This hack turns your opponent’s hand in the wrong direction while taking shoulder out of the match. Positioning your fist toward your shoulder help you distribute the complete power down on your opponent’s bicep. Now, if you have to grip up, lat-drag yourself straight down without even moving your body and pull with your lat like doing a pull-up, extending your arm away from your body.