Pound for Pound | Ryan "Blue" Bowen

Can you beat this Skinny Guy? (Armwrestling Challenge)

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Can you beat this Skinny Guy?With the growing popularity of professional armwrestling there has never been a better opportunity for athletes all backgrounds and disciplines to test out their ability in this classic test of strength. On Friday 24 January, at South Bank , Brisbane, Australia Australias best lightweight Armwrestler Jordan Davis will be taking on all comers. Seriously, how hard can it be to defeat this Skinny Guy? Everyone is free to have a go at defeating Jordan. Powerlifters, Strongman, Crossfit, Tradies, Farmers old and young, pin Jordan you win $50.The event will be filmed and feature on the...

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Losing Your Hand Is a Choice | And You'll Win More

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  Okay, I know this concept is one that inadvertently enduces a great amount of laughter, perplexity and even for some an overwhelming sense of what the......But if you are willing to wrap your head around this concept, which, is pretty basic really, you will, flat out, win more matches. Not only win more, but you will even be able to win matches against someone who is stronger than you. Yes. Read that again. Someone stronger than you becomes entirely beatable with this concept. (Just ask Evan Bourgoine)Anyway, so, while I'm on my flight to Melbourne I thought I'd take...

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Zloty Tur Reflections | Ryan Bowen

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The 2019 Zloty Tur is a wrap and from my perspective I walk away from the tournament now truly excited about the future. Funnily enough, I have read many comments since the tournament concluded that guessed this would be the end of my journey, that I'd run away with my tail between my legs and give up. But you know what, that couldn't be further from the truth of it for me. I am ridiculously excited to now go and evolve my training further and become another step closer to my overall goals. I feel like it's easy for people to...

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Aiming For The 2020 Top 8

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  About 2 weeks ago I made the announcement that I was going to be competing in the 2019 Zloty Tur in the 86kg category. I hired a nutritionist to help me cut the weight from 94kg to 86kg and was feeling very ready to move toward a lean and light version of myself, but then a spanner was thrown in the works. After making the announcement in social media, the greatest Armwrestler of all time, John Brzenk, left a comment that I would be better off competing in the 95kg class. This comment intrigued and confused me and many...

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Devon Larratt The Hero Has Returned

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WAL 506 is a wrap and in this 2019 season finale we saw the long awaited return of vintage Devon Larratt. Stoic, standing tall, clean shaven, looking calm and collected he was the stronger man and delivered in style.The way he handled Brazilian Wagner Bortolato was nothing short of a masterclass. Displaying both strength and skill Devon was reminiscent of his left hand supermatch with the late Andrey Pushkar Devon tamed the enourmous energy of 300lb Wagner with a display that brought out a world's first. In round two of this match we saw the world's first ever Dad move...

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