What should be considered a style or technique , and what should be considered as a technical method? ()
Arm wrestling is developing rapidly and in the near future, athletes will be able to build a career and earn money doing their favorite thing.
Due to such prospects, the number of people interested in and engaged in arm wrestling is increasing every day, which inevitably draws certain difficulties and questions.
Today we consider one of these questions: how many fundamental pulling styles exist?
It is customary to assume that there are 4 main styles: toproll, hook, side pressure and relatively recent the unfortunate king’s move. Is it really so?
We will offer you a simple, but at the same time quite accurate and understandable way to divide styles. Let's start with the question: which movement in armwrestling is considered the most effective and which only a few can ignore? Obviously, this bending of the wrist, it causes the opponent’s hand to fall into the supine position, in which the pronators and the brachioradialis are deactivated, which transfers most of the load to the opponent’s biceps, while literally eliminating the counterattack. A dead wrist also increases the lever and, accordingly, the load on the muscles that hold the angle between the forearm and the humerus, and the same pronators.
On this basis, we propose to separate styles according to the vector of wrist movement.