Pound for Pound | Ryan "Blue" Bowen

What makes a great armwrestler?

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  Undoubtedly armwrestling is exploding right now. Globally more armwrestling videos are being consumed than ever before. Armwrestling is creating internet celebrities like Schoolboy, Khaled and Devon Larratt almost every week and more and more grass roots armwrestling is popping up every day. It is most certainly an exceptional time for the growth of the sport and with this time there is a drastic increase in the need for good quality guidance and coaching. So what makes a great armwrestler?To the newcomer, this sport appears simply to be all about strength. It is easy for a newcomer to fall victim...

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Seven years armwrestling

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So today I wanted to share with you all some deeper insights into this photo. This photo is from me 7 years ago, where I was some 6 months into the sport. At the time I weighed 85kg and my wrist measured 7". (I know this because I still have an old metal clasp watch that I used to wear, and its internal diameter measures 7")Fast forward 7 years, the next two photos show a very different wrist and forearm. The measurements now are 8.5" and the thickness and density of my arms has changed drastically. I now weigh 95kg...

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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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