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Guys & Girls Grip It & Rip it for College Arm Wrestling Championship

Tune in for 2014 College Arm Wrestling Championships Tuesday, May 13 at 7pm ET/4pm PT on ESPNU…”CAWL To Arms“!


Now You Can Play Arm Wrestling Online!

Online Arm Wrestling

Have fun playing this new popular video game.

The language on the site is fun and inviting. Asking if you want to become a famous arm wrestler, they say you should first “try to be the best arm wrestler in this bar!” You can play against a character named Seamus by using the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys and the SPACE BAR. Play now at http://www.911freegames.com/wwe-games/play-arm-wrestling.php.

By the way, the game was introduced on May 29, 2013 and has been played 2799 times already!  Good luck against Seamus!

What Muscles Should You Train in Preparation for Arm Wrestling?

 

The consensus of opinion varies quite a bit, and we have included some of the most popular views.

CAWLToArms_JimBryanW_UConnTeamIt won’t take long for one to learn from an online search that there are two major camps when it comes to which muscles to train in order to be a superior arm wrestler.

One camp stresses the obvious: hands, forearms, biceps & triceps and deltoid muscles. The other camp advocates the best training for arm wrestling is to focus on the entire upper body muscles, including chest and stomach muscles. Some go further and talk about strengthening leg muscles as well.

Official CAWL To Arms Referee, Jim Bryan, recently worked with each of the CAWL To Arms teams to prepare them for the inaugural tournament. During their sessions, Jim emphasized “Arm wrestling is a combination of strength, leverage and technique. Competitors are only as strong as their weakest link. If their hand and wrist cannot support their

arm strength, applying too much power will cause the competitor to lose any hand and wrist advantage. Conversely, if the hand and wrist are superior, but the bicep and shoulder strength are lacking, you will probably be pinned while maintaining your strong hand position. It takes a combination of strength throughout the entire upper body to become successful. You can only apply as much pressure as your shoulder, arm, wrist and hand can support. Once the strength limit is exceeded, the form and technique fail and usually the competitor will be defeated.

There’s one thing, however, they all agree on. Not doing any training at all will most likely result in not only a loss, but a possible injury as well. Like all sports, the best conditioning is necessary to provide satisfactory results, especially a victory!

 

Facebook Group Called 5 Boroughs Ladies Arm Wrestling

5 Borough Ladies Arm Wrestling was formed to “resist and reject sexism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, classism and racism”, as stated in a recent post at https://www.facebook.com/5BoroLadiesArmWrestling.  5 Borough Ladies

Basically, the organization intends to “empower women and strengthen local communities through theater, arm wrestling, and philanthropy.”

5 Borough Ladies Arm Wrestling claims to walk the line between pro wrestling and pure strength competitive sports.There are eight women wrestlers and each has her own “character theme and wrestling moniker” who compete in each competition which is cheered on by an audience with referees, an emcee and so on!
You can learn more by emailing 5borolaw@gmail.com or by visiting http://5blaw.com/.

 

Arm Wrestling Becomes a Live Pay-Per-Event Broadcast!

Have You Heard About The World Bar Arm Wrestling Championships?

One of the fastest growing sports in America is arm wrestling!

This was a pay-per-view eventWorld Bar Arm Wrestling that was emceed by professionals who are well-known to UFC fans, Ken Shamrock and announcer BruceBuffer, the “Veteran Voice of the Octagon” for the UFC.

The event was organized by the technical advisor to Sylvester Stallone’s movie, “Over the Top,” and co-producer of “NFL Arm Wrestling.”  The broadcast covered three hours of arm wrestling excitement.

For more information, visit www.worldbararmwrestling.com.

Visit ArmWrestling.com for Arm Wrestling Resources!

Arm Wrestling Art

If you like to watch arm wrestling videos, go to www.armwrestling.com. They have put up nearly 14,000 matches on their site!

 You can also find arm wrestlers near you and put up your location on their map as well.
 You might even want to learn more about the history of “organized arm wrestling” in the U.S., which goes back to 1952 in Petaluma, California.

The best exercise for winning an arm-wrestling contest

Men's HealthAccording to Men’s Health magazine, here is the best exercise for winning an arm-wrestling contest:

“The overgrip chinup works your forearms (which will give you a strong grip and wrist strength) as well as your biceps and back (to help you pull your opponent’s arm down).

 
Do this: Perform a regular chinup using an underhand grip, but use a bar that’s at least 2 inches in diameter. The side of a power rack works well—or simply wrap a towel around a normal-size bar. Do one to three sets of as many repetitions as you can.”

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How do you know if you’re arm wrestling the “correct” way?

Arm Wrestling Art

 

You’ll be amazed if you do an online search of rules and regs for this sport!

Most of you arm wrestlers out there don’t know it, but there are official rules for arm wrestling. You can go online and find several sites that spell out their organization’s rules. If you just want a list, look up the American Armsport Association. They have a list of regulations that go so far as to include the use of stickum and platform shoes! Other sites have named various techniques; e.g., “The Hook” and “The Top Roll”. Check out some of these sites that can help make arm wrestling more fun; and, importantly, a safer sport.

More Information About How to Win At Arm Wrestling

Visit Wiki How

Visit WikiHow.com

How About a Pictorial Guide?

This site is a lot of fun with visuals for each of nine steps to practically guarantee a victory!  There’s even a video.   You get practically all you need, except  the “elbow grease”.  You’ll have to provide that yourself.  Good luck!  Visit:

http://www.wikihow.com/Win-at-Arm-Wrestling

 

Helpful Information for Arm Wrestlers

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Looking for great tips on Arm wrestling?

For those of you who are really into the sport, The New York Arm Wrestling Association (NAWA) not only can tell you how to avoid arm injury, but also has a book out there called “How to Win at Arm Wrestling!”   You can find out more at the following link: http://www.nycarms.com/directory_links/beginnersonly.htm

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