Post by Brett Faught on Oct 30, 2011 15:12:34 GMT -5
I am brand new to this sport, but extremely interested in learning, training, and competing. I am from central IL. Does anyone know of anyone in the IL or West IN area who trains?
I am a lightweight stringman competitor and powerlifter. 23, 173Lbs, 5'7".
so, how do people on this forum train for competitons, other than on tables. I know that is the BIG main part without a doubt. I hope to get on a table soon. But, in the weightroom, bands, grippers, etc?
Post by John Wilson on Oct 30, 2011 21:19:55 GMT -5
There are several strongman and grip competitors on the board. Rick North would be a great guy to tell you which parts of your current training routine can best be applied to armwrestling.
The Training forum is a great place for you to begin. Just read through the threads and the vast majority of your questions will likely be addressed.
You are coming from a very good background. The biggest difference will probably be shifting your training to emphasize static holds. Moving big weights is good, but static locks are how you apply that power on the table. Tendon strength greatly trumps dynamic contraction.
There is a wealth of talented pullers in west central / southern Illinois from Nashville to St. Louis and down to Metropolis. Up North you have the Chicago pullers.
Jared Cook is floating around the middle somewhere.
Your best bet is to hit some events to meet pullers in your area.
Post by Brett Faught on Oct 31, 2011 14:31:13 GMT -5
Good to hear, what weight class are you going to be entering?
I am in Mattoon, IL. Central for sure. I e-mailed a guy in maryvile about training and have another's number who lives in nashville il. It's 2 to 2.5 hr drive, but hopefully I can get there in the near future.
Post by John Wilson on Oct 31, 2011 21:08:38 GMT -5
There used to be some good guys around Effingham. Tony Picchioldi or Blaine Middleton should be able to put you in contact with someone fairly close. They are both here on the board. Send them a PM. If you can't find them let me know and I'll get you their info offline.
Post by Brett Faught on Nov 19, 2011 1:41:56 GMT -5
Back day and forearm/wrist work. I am behind on lifting...I will hit squats & grip sunday and uper body tomorrow. Next week I will be back on track, new job, 4 days, 10hr days. But enjoy my new job a lot.
Rack Pull worked up to 500-2x, 3 sets- I deserve to carry a tampon after being crapty at this lift again. But, my back feels good, strong and ready to hit 600+ again.
SLD 225-10x, 10x, 10x
Fat Grip curls 2x5
Pullups 4 sets
BB Wrist curls, My wrist/forearm movement I made up for arm wrestling, db hammer curls, and arm wrestlers curls (I dunno what they are called) and abs/planks
Post by Brett Faught on Nov 25, 2011 12:57:15 GMT -5
Last week was my first week of full, 4/10hr days at my new job so, I had to combine workouts...hit 5x1 in squats, light bb press, heavy db press, and a 225 close grip. PR, not that impressive but I know this lift will be going up for a while. :evil: This week I have been able to hit the gym on the days I planned to
Wed. 11-23 SLD 3x10-245
Rack pull 315-10x 405-20x
Power rows-new favorite back exercise. 135-8x 185-3x 205-3x 225-3x 245-3x 245-3x