Mixed Arm Wrestling
Who doesn't want to be strong and powerful? There are various sports that can show your strength and power such as wrestling, boxing, weight-lifting, etc. and now arm wrestling has also been recognized as a game of strength and power after it has entered the competitive arena.
Earlier, this type of wrestling was only played as a time-pass among young men who wanted to display their power to the public. They would gather in the village square and select two players to compete in the center of the crowd. As soon as the game started, there would be cheering, shouting and hooting from the supporters of each player.
The player who succeeds in pinning the arm of his opponent on to the table is declared the most powerful between the two. Arm wrestling was also a game of dare and challenge. When two men fought about petty issues, things used to be settled in arm wrestling matches.
But today this type of wrestling is a full fledged competitive sport where players from various countries participate to win the title. New wrestling forms such as mixed arm wrestling has also emerged. There are various rules and guidelines to be followed by the participants in competitive mixed arm wrestling. It is still a game of power and strength but is more refine and abided with rules.
If you want to be a successful arm wrestler then first you need to build up your overall arm strength. This includes muscle building, mass and density of the arm and so on. The stronger your arm is the better it is to compete in this type of wrestling. Apart from physical strength the player should also learn some wrestling techniques which will help them win.
The wrist plays an important role in these competitions. The flexibility and endurance of the wrist will determine how fast you can pin the opponent's arm down on the surface of the table. Plus the players should be well versed with all the rules of the game to ensure he/she is doing the right thing and keep themselves from getting disqualified.
In this type of wrestling rules concentrate on the position of the arms. The shoulder must be in alignment with the arm to avoid injury. If the shoulder is not in line with the arm then this position is called the "Break Arm" position which will cause the referee to stop the match.
Arm wrestling puts a lot of pressure to the entire arm which may result in tearing of tissues or cracking of bones. The grip of the hands may also cause the fingers to strain and may also cause damage to the bones. More damage can be caused between the shoulder and the elbow, so one should be well trained to compete in this type of wrestling.