Are You Quick or Fast?
Fast & quick - are they interchangeable? Quick is achieved by using natural reflex speed. Fast can be achieved by using a combination of quick reflex speed and good timing.
If you do not have quick reflex speed, you can still be fast by using good timing. The start of each mach is the same in each competition. Listen how the referees are calling the starts so you will be ready to be fast, use good timing and win.
Being fast requires practice, so practice starts every time you have a training partner. Get your opponent to call the start and react as quickly as possible. This will help make you a better arm wrestler.
Try to get into your strong position before your opponent gets into his strong position. Focus on getting into your strong position first whatever that is.
Turn into your move completely. Weather or not you toproll or hook - turn your hand completely into this position. Once this position is attained, focus on side pressure and move the arms sideways to the winning position.
Taking A Foul To Win
Taking a foul by early starting may be worth the warning or foul because your competitor will react to your quick start in the way that he is the strongest. You will then be able to expose his weakness and do the opposite of the strong way he moves.
The secret is simple, use a combination of quick reflex speed and good timing to be as fast as possible; practice, practice, practice to be quick!
Check out my educational and Informational area for more advice on how to be the best arm wrestler in your area. Additionally, for more tips, I recommend reading through my blogs and invest in yourself by starting with the Intermediate Package which gets you everything in the Basic package (free), plus the Intermediate Tips & Tricks Video (an online video), Easy To Do Moves & How To Position Yourself (PDF), Performance & Safety Tips (PDF), Basic Battle Strategies (PDF), and Strategies To Change A Loss Into A Win (PDF).