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Armfight #43: Harold „The Viper” Owens! >>>

Armfight #43: Harold „The Viper” Owens! # Armwrestling #

After their fight at this year's Arnold Classic, Owens and Żółciński will meet again. „I have great respect for Janek, he hasn't fought in many years. It will be fun!” - says the American. ()

He has been armwrestling profesionally since 1998, he's an eight times American champion. On 12th of July he will face Janek Żółciński, whom he's already fought this year at the Arnold Classic. How does he recall that encounter?

In our last fight we had a draw, 1-1 – says Owens. - I though I would win the first bout, but I fouled with my elbow, and after restarting Janek went all out and I fouled again. The next day I met janek at the finals, I was more focused and more in control. I have great respect for Janek, he hasn't fought in many years. This will be fun!

At the Vendetta in Vegas, they will fight in the superheavyweight category, 95 + kg. How is Owens preparing?

I train like I did in 2007 – says “the Viper”. - I work weights 4 times a week and spar once a week. My diet is mostly proteins and aminoacids. I react well to training, it's a gift from God.

I train all aspects, power, strength and stamina, and also my arm power, mostly my holds. I have a crew of armwrestlers who push me non stop in my preparations.

Trainings are intense, Owens does a lot of short movements with weights.

I focus on striking at the signal – says Harold. - I do a week of intense, short moves wight small weights, followed by a week of slow, controlled moves with large weights. I also use expanders, to work my fast reaction muscle fibers.

What does he expect from Vendetta in Vegas?

For me Vendetta is a way to return to armwrestling – says Owens. - I can't wait to return to top form. I think it will be a challenge, it will force me to focus. I'm also very curious if I'll be up to the task. Janek is a strong fighter, I have to use my all against him. I'm working hard on my stamina and I whink this will be to my advantage, if Janek doesn's pin me first.


The armfight #43 will take place on 12th July, Sunday, 15 – 18, at the Vinyl Club of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.


Iza Małkowska


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