“Training makes perfect” – that’s Jegor’s motto. Indeed, he’s already proved his worth in the Belarussian Republic Championships. ()
He fell in love with armwrestling on first sight. But for feelings to thrive, one needs to feel reciprocation. When it’s lacking, one needs to fight for one’s success.
At first Jegor did weightlifting, until an armwrestler challenged him to an armfight. Jegor agreed, although he was no enthusiast of the sport at the time. He won this first bout, and that motivated him to continue.
After that fight I fell in love with armwrestling – says Jegor. My start coincided with the beginning of my university education. It was 2006, I was a first-year student, my social life was blooming, I had lots of trainings and competitions.
His first trainings were in order to better his form. Then Jegor contacted well-known Belarussian armwrestlers – Ivan Portyanko, Ivan Antonenko, Alexander Syaredzich and Oleg Buzo. Together they learned the basics of this unique sport, studied other fighters and exchanged knowledge. Back then the Internet didn’t offer too much knowledge. Jegor gained almost everything from his colleagues.
My trainings were very fruitful – says Jegor. – But if I could turn back time, I’d change my plan a little – I’d work more on my fastenings and tendons. Now my exercise is limited by many factors – if I’m regenerating, then I work out two times a week, if I’m preparing for a competition – I train four times a week. Mostly a go to the gym three times a week. I start with basic exercises, then I do pulley work in different angles, and then I spar. If that’s not enough – I increase the volume of pulley work or dumbbell work.
Jegor diets only before competitions, when he needs to “make mass” to fit into his category. Aside from that his diet is limited only by circumstances. As for supplements, Jegor thinks that this is an individual matter.