Real-Life Story By Clayton Faulconer
Training For The Love Of The Sport
First, you have to love the sport. I made my videos because I want to teach as many people as possible how to be an Arm Wrestling Champion. I want to create one place for people to get this information. If you follow the principles I talk about, you will get better.
Successful arm wrestlers tend to keep their success’ secrets - private because they do not want to help the competition. However, at Clayton Faulconer's Arm Wrestling Champions (AC), I will not hold back information and will teach you everything I have learned over the last 30 years. My unreserved style in my videos are unique and I believe I haver a great amount of information that can, and will, make you a better arm wrestler, no matter the level you are at.
I have not always been good at arm wrestling.
For the first couple of years, I lost more matches than I won. When I would lose, I would not get frustrated, depressed, down and quit. I would look at ways to win and train this way. I always encourage people to work on both their strengths and weaknesses. Working on your strengths or what you are good at to get better will improve what makes you win. Working on your weaknesses will allow you to defend and make the move it takes to win. A well-balanced arm wrestler that can be offensive and defensive. Being able to change technique during a match is a big advantage. I like to watch how a competitor likes to arm wrestle and do the opposite of this. If your competitor wants to top-roll, you pull him into his weakness and hook. If your competitor wants to hook, you pull him into his weakness and top-roll.
I believe that people only practice what they are good at, not what they are bad at.
Developing Well-Balanced Training
To make you well balanced. Every arm wrestling training session should include the following:
- How to top-roll.
- How to hook.
- How to use side pressure to a winning position.
- How to use straps.
These components will work to your advantage throughout your arm wrestling path.
“Hard work, determination and commitment” are key.
When armwrestling you typically give 110% and it is difficult to control or limit this. I recommend arm wrestling before strength training and understand how to force yourself to stop when your muscles are fatigued and before injury. Essentially, arm wrestle first and strength train afterwards. Doing strength training after you arm wrestle allows you to understand your body and control your training. This reduces risk of injury and allows more control with the weight training used.