How do you build strength for arm wrestling? | Asian medalist armwrestler explains about it
The author, an Asian medalist, answers questions about arm wrestling.
The question this time is "How do you build strength for arm wrestling?".
I will tell you the answer.
As armwrestling is also called "forearm sport", the strength of the wrist is important.
And the strength you need depends on the technique you use.
There are two techniques for arm wrestling. It is as follows.
① Top roll
The player who wins in this photo is the player who is using the top roll.
What kind of technique is top roll?
This is explained in the next section.
How to do top roll?
In a nutshell, the method is as follows.
With the elbow as the fulcrum, lift the opponent's fingertip with the "principle of leverage".
Did you notice that this is the same as "that carpenter's tool"?
It's "the claw of a hammer", yes "nail puller".
Lift the opponent's fingertip with the same movement as "nail puller".
The "top roll" is the same movement as the "nail puller" that lifts the opponent's fingertips.
Therefore, when using the top roll, the opponent's fingertips can be lifted higher, which is advantageous for long arms.
Another technique of arm wrestling is called "Hook".
In a nutshell, it's a technique that bends your wrist and pushes it sideways.
Here's how to do it.
1. Wind your wrist.
2. Pull back.
3. Press sideways.
As you can see, the top roll and hook have completely different movements, so the required wrist strength factors are also different.
It is as follows.
1. Wrist strength required for top roll
Radial flexion & Pronation
2. Wrist strength required for hook
Palmar flexion & Supination
How best to train these wrist strengths?
The answer is to use a handle dedicated to arm wrestling.
I will introduce the equipment made for each of the top roll and hook.
Two equipments that strengthen your "top roll"
The first equipment is the "pronation handle".
Using this will strengthen the forearm muscles for your "pronation".
*Pronation handle PRO for armwrestling｜Full304stainless
The second equipment is "top roll handle".
You can efficiently train the muscle strength of the forearm required for the roll movement from the "nail puller" movement.
*Toproll handle EX for armwrestling｜Full304stainless
The equipment to strengthen hook is as follows.
*Wind roller PRO for armwrestling｜Full304stainless
*Hook roller PRO for armwrestling｜Full304stainless
*Hook handle EX for armwrestling｜Full304stainless
For more information on armwrestling, please see the following article.
Asian medalist armwrestler explains armwrestling techniques (top roll) and training equipment