Pound for Pound | Ryan "Blue" Bowen

What it's like to climb and be delusional

Posted by Ryan Bowen on

I'm going to speak really genuinely in this article, as I feel that sharing this experience allows not only me to really reinforce my processes but allows readers to gleam more real insights into what it is to pursue elite armwrestling and making a genuine financially stable career of it.In 2013 I made the decision to pursue the elite level of armwrestling and to make it a paying career. I jumped immediately into that deep end, and when asked, I shared that goal without batting an eye lid. My words were often met with laughter.Laughter really has been a constant....

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Mechanical strength vs coordinated strength

Posted by Engin Terzi on

  Weight lifting is necessary but not the key point of armwrestling. The key point is the coordination at the table. That coordination is not built by the equipment. People who lifts heavy may lose against people who lifts light. Muscles which are not coordinated will not perform as good as lifting numbers make you believe. Your lifting numbers are as effective as your strength transfer to the table. Learning how to armwrestle correctly and having great coordination at the table have nothing to do with the date on the calendar. If i would count most coordinated guys in the...

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The future of armwrestling promotions

Posted by Ryan Bowen on

The future of armwrestling promotionsThe world has most certainly been tipped on its head in 2020 and with no promise of 2021 being a return to what we used to consider normal, the way the world promotes professional sports is changing.For the world of armwrestling this isn't such a bad thing because we are a speedboat among ocean liners and our ability to change directions quickly can be capitalised on.The first thing that will likely change, and, in my opinion needs to change, is long term athlete contracts. It is simply too difficult for major leagues to guarantee an athlete...

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Toproll Vs Hook | The classic battle

Posted by Ryan Bowen on

It is the most pure balance of styles possible. Pronation vs wrist flexion, creating distance vs closing distance, hand vs arm, good vs evil, it has been called so many things, but at the end of the day the toproll vs the hook is the most classic battle you will see in professional armwrestling.What I find most fascinating about each of these styles is the culture that exists behind each of them. Firstly, toprollers. Known for their often long skinny arms, gangly fingers, and their unassuming physical appearance, these guys are the king's of crushing the ego of big framed...

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Explosive Hit Training | Armwrestling

Posted by Ryan Bowen on

  I genuinely can't express enough how much explosive ready go training is adding to my game. The ready go is such a vital component of the sport that is so very often missed among training routines. Refining your nervous system to be able to consistently and efficiently generate maximal force in an instant will deliver disproportionate rewards come tournament time. Where usually this kind of refinement only comes from official starts, training with a timer and giving 100% genuine effort is the next best thing. In the early days of my journey in the sport it was my mission...

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