Post by David Owens on Jun 16, 2016 21:34:56 GMT -5
I have alway had a terrible diet, I grew up on fast food, microwave dinners, hamburger helper and top Raman noodles. Mountain Dew all day everyday. Over the last several years I have winged myself off most of this crap
Now I eat chicken breast, lots of eggs, lean ground turkey, fish, and an even choking down salads for lunch something I have never been able to do.
I'm getting better with the eating and killing it in the gym, first time in my life I've done both at the same time.
You're absolutely right David. I'm a schmuck for forgetting. We just put out an offical ranking for Texas. I'll definitely be more vigilant about it now.
I think Bill Collins would agree he forgets and is also a very busy guy, I can understand all these things as I personally put in a 50 plus hour work week, maybe delegating the posting of results out would be an option for some.
Sweet. You still in the same area of Tenn? You plan on putting on a tourney soon? I'd love to come see y'all soon.
I host the Strike Zone Challenege every year, 2017 will be in Feb
But I also host Tuesday Night Armwrestling every other week at the strike zone where we run Challenege matches that go toward our ladder rankings, no weight classes there just pull the people close to ya, it's been working out great so far a lot of new talent.
While I can see the merit in piggy-backing on bodybuilding shows, I think it hurts the sport more than it helps, because anyone into bodybuilding isn't necessarily looking for a new sport and anyone looking in from outside likely lacks knowledge and will just lump us in with bodybuilders, never letting the sport shine on it's own.
Now, I have two thoughts here, the first would be to set up at comic-cons(dressed as superheroes?) and possibly appeal to a whole new demographic.
The other though and I've been thinking it a lot more, lately, is to set armwrestling up as a martial art and create a leveling type system, where a white belt(bracer) just starting out actually stands a chance. It can be a pretty humbling journey, learning to armwrestle. Especially when you've not been in a competitive sport. It takes a long time to see real progress at the table without those benchmarks. So far, the only real benchmarks are wins. I just feel a belt ranking system gives a newbie something to build on and pits experience against experience. Maybe it's wishful thinking, because there may not be enough in the sport to create such a system in weight classes.
It's not just wishful thinking but you don't need weight classes to do it.
Here in Tennessee we have started a ladder system that allows people to pull the people closest to their level and weight is not a factor. Currently we have 26 people on the ladder each hand and the weights are very up and down throughout the list. You have 154 guys and 198 guys who are brand new finishing their matches in 3-2 wars. All matches are best of 5 so the ranking is very accurate. But the rankings are always subject to change and we have certain rules in place to keep people active and challenge matches that started at one location bi weekly are now spread out in two locations and are happening weekly. Eventually this will have eliminated having to travel to compete for the hobbie Armwrestlers.
The problems we are starting to run into is practices so big we don't have enough tables, and we had to limit the amount of matches so we still have time to practice, teach and learn.
But it's working and the new guys are hanging around because they can pull people at their specific level. Eventually I would love to have a hundred people on this list. #goals