Armrestling is a kind of sport single combat in which people compete, clasping their hands, leaning their elbows on a special table, the height of which is 104 cm, width – 65 cm, length – 93 cm. Having placed elbows on the elbows of the U-shaped (15.24×15.24 cm), protruding above the table surface by one and a half inches, the wrestlers embrace each other around the thumb, while its last The phalanx should be seen by the arbiter. the arms are parallel to its edge, and the distance between the biceps muscle of the shoulder and the forearm remains a certain distance.The main task of the contestants is to put the opponent’s hand on the table surface.
Fights of this kind, especially widespread among sailors, have been known since ancient times , but the history of this single combat as a sport began relatively recently.In 1952, American journalist Bill Sooveres, watching how in the salon Gilardi of Petaluma (California), men measured themselves between by himself with the power of his hands, suggested holding a competition for ristrestling (from the English. wrist – “wrist”, wrestle – “wrestling”) – this is how this kind of combat was first named. The first tournament was a huge success, and since then every year on every second Saturday of October, Pentaluma hosts the world championship in arm-wrestling.
The world corporation ristrelllingo (WWC) was officially registered in 1961, and already in 1962 Bill Sooveranes and Dave Devoto decided to organize the first world championship in this sport in the same Petaluma. After some time, restling was renamed armwrestling, and, since 1997, this kind of single combat is called armport (accordingly, the participants – arm wrestlers – are now called Armboreans).
Nowadays three large international organizations – WWC, WAF (World Amateur Federation of Armport) and WAWC (World Council of Sport) are engaged in the promotion and development of arm wrestling. Arm wrestling is held in various countries and regions, world championships, the winners of which sometimes become actors (the champion in arm-wrestling Hollywood actress Dorothy Jones) or participants in various shows and advertising campaigns.
Only young, full-strength athletes can win in arm wrestling competitions.
This is not quite true. Strength and health, of course, are important, as in any other sport, but in arm wrestling tournaments a person of any age can participate (and win!). For example, Cynthia Yerby, 54-year-old world champion.
Armrestling is a male sport.
Absolutely erroneous opinion – among the competing many representatives of the fair sex.
A person who decided to engage in arm wrestling, can fully train independently – to build muscle strength is easy.
Indeed, it seems to an inexperienced newcomer that arm wrestling is an extremely simple sport, therefore, there will be no problems with preparation for the match. It is this opinion that causes a lot of disappointments and injuries. Already at the first lessons a person begins to experience painful sensations in the shoulder, elbow, and wrist joints. Not having enough experience, not paying proper attention to the warm-up, he continues to increase the load, thereby harming his health. It should be remembered that in armussport you can achieve considerable success only under the guidance of an experienced coach, who will not only make an individual training plan for the athlete, but will also help develop the technique and tactics of the fight.
At arm wrestling competitions, you can dress as you please.
If these competitions are amateurish – any clothing is allowed, only sportsmen and sports shoes are allowed to participate in sports competitions.In addition, for amateur and sports competitions there are a number of mandatory requirements. It is forbidden to use protective bandages and any bandages; it is necessary to remove engagement rings, rings, etc .; Hands to the middle of the shoulder should be exposed. If the athlete arrives for a match in a cap, he must either turn it visor back, or at all to remove. It is allowed to use shoes with thickened soles.
The greatest results can be achieved by training according to the plan of champions.
This can not be done in any way, especially for beginners. After all, athletes with experience have more experience, strength, and sometimes they use steroids, which makes it possible to increase the intensity of training.
Having started wrestling, you should immediately switch to a certain diet.
Certainly, a certain ratio in the diet of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, the presence in the menu of food additives and the observance of a certain schedule of food intake is mandatory for each professional athlete. But everything must be done gradually. Do not abruptly change the diet, as this can lead to an imbalance of body systems.
Muscle pain is a sure sign of correctly conducted training.
Continue to increase loads. Beginners athletes do just that, ignoring the pain, than sometimes causing their body irreparable harm. Pain in the joints, ligaments or muscles is an indication that the person has not fully recovered from the previous session. Therefore, the load during this period must necessarily be reduced, since occupations at the limit of opportunities will contribute to a significant reduction in training progress, and, possibly, to deterioration of health. After all, over time, the pain can take the form of a chronic disease that is difficult to treat, and even lead to various serious injuries (sprains or ligaments, etc.). It should be remembered that muscle tissue builds up not during training, but in the period of full rest between them.
To win enough strength training – sparring to anything.
This is not true. After all, arm wrestling is a kind of martial arts, and no simulator will replace you with the experience gained in direct battle with an opponent. Therefore, fights at the table should take about half the time of your training.
You can only compete while sitting.
In fact, there are several types of arm wrestling – athletes can compete sitting, standing at a special table or even lying down.
Only very strong athletes break each other’s hands.
No, most of the time fractures and stretching are the destiny of newcomers who do not differ either in their enormous strength or in the knowledge of the peculiarities of this sport. In major competitions (for example, at world championships) serious injuries are extremely rare.
If the athlete’s pulse grows from a fight to a fight, that’s good, he has a “second wind”.
Extremely dangerous delusion! Pulse is the most simple and obvious indicator of the athlete’s condition. Before training (performance), the pulse rate should be 90 beats, after the fight – 120-140 strokes. If the pulse rate increases from a fight to a fight, then the athlete overtaxes, loses control over his condition. This is an alarming signal, it should not be ignored in any case.
Forming the starting rack, the main emphasis should be made by hand on the armrest.
This is by no means the best option. Although the options for starting racks and types of grippers are more than eighty, they all meet certain requirements: they provide the most stable position of the body and enable to create the maximum effort at the start. The main emphasis is most advisable to make the abdomen on the table (that’s why armboreans spend a lot of time strengthening the abdominal muscles), and feet – in the support of the table or floor (sometimes athletes use shoes on high soles to achieve maximum contact with the supporting surface).It should be remembered that the straight line of the back and one leg should constitute a single powerful axis of rotation of the whole body transmitting the force of the hand. The function of the non-arm arm is the correction of the angle of inclination of the axis of rotation of the body.
Armrestling can be started from any age.
In order to minimize the possibility of obtaining different kinds of injuries, you should not participate in competitions for this kind of martial arts up to a certain age. The fact is that in the process of arm wrestling both the physical body and the nervous system of the athlete (controlling the work of the heart and the coordination of muscular efforts) are under heavy loads. Therefore, it is best if a teenager begins to engage in arm-wrestling at the age of 13-14, when his bone tissues possess the necessary strength, and the psyche is sufficiently stable, which allows him to avoid injuries, to realize the force interaction of muscles and emotionally tune to victory.
It is best to fight with your right hand.
According to statistics, about fourteen percent of people have left-sided motor activity, and some of them do not even know about it (hidden left-handed people). In such people, it is the left arm that is wrestling, and, consequently, 10-18% stronger than the non-right hand. It is better for such athletes to fight with the left hand, however, it should be taken into account that the ability to coordinate the movements of the hand well is of primary importance. If the left-hander is better coordinated by the right hand, it is more advisable to use it, by training, increasing strength. If the person’s coordination abilities are equal, he can fight both right and left hand equally successfully.
In order to succeed in the sport, it is necessary to train only hands.
This is not true. Especially at the initial stage it is extremely important to train the muscles of the back, providing a force moment of attack by rotating the body and protecting the spine from twists and sprains. Also, the abdominal muscles should be developed to avoid an increase in intra-abdominal pressure during abdominal pressure on the table during the contraction. After all, in this case, the diaphragm rises, squeezing the heart, as a result of which the blood circulation of muscles decreases sharply, which leads to rapid fatigue and, as a consequence, the impossibility of a long time resisting a power attack of an opponent. In addition, it should be taken into account that the reaction speed, for example, on the starting signal or on changing the strategy and tactics of the opponent is also of great importance. Accordingly, this factor should be paid attention to training.
If the fight lasts a long time, then the opponents are equal in strength.
This is not quite true. The duration of a duel consisting of two phases (the capture phase, which lasts from 4 to 54 seconds for women and from 1.8 to 68 seconds for men, and the phase of the fight) depends on many factors. Significance has both physical data, technical skill, and a variety of competitive tactics of athletes. And it is the last criterion, as practice has shown, the most significant. After all, the duration of the bout of participants using the same tactics in the capture phase is doubled, and in the phase of the fight – sixteen times as many as armbords using different tactics.