Mighty Joe's Training Tips : Finger Pressure

Mighty Joe Musselwhite has put together a brilliant series of arm-wrestling tip videos, beginning with this one - Finger Pressure. Good stuff.

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Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

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Gorgeous George.

George Raymond Wagner, better known as the wrestler 'Gorgeous George'.

Weights Arrive.I'd all but forgotten about yesterday's interval sessions on the bike until I got up this morning. Think Uma Thurman in Kill Bill trying to stand after being comatose for 4 years. Walking down several flights of stairs shortly afterward...
YRG (Yoga for Regular Guys). Via Physical Strategies : What do you get when you mix wrestling with yoga? YRG - Yoga for Regular Guys. Looks great.
One-Handed Barbell Curl.In a never-ending quest to add a little wrist work to my routines - as well as generally avoiding isolation movements - I decided to try a few one-handed barbell curls. The length of the bar makes this a far more difficult movement than a dumbell curl, and simply keeping the bar horizontal proves quite a challenge. Another thing in its favour is the way in which cheating is discouraged - anything but a slow and steady curl will see the bar quickly falling to one side. Fantastic.
Flick of the Wrist.Following yesterday's hamstring battering session I am acutely aware of the reasons for the popularity (or lack of it) of hamstring training. Ouch. As anything more strenuous than reading a book was acting as a none-too-subtle reminder of the festivities, a quick forearm/grip workout was in order. After warming up with a few sets of Zottman curls came three of the usual players - wrist rolling, plate curling and pinch gripping of plates. Fun all 'round.

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