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How to Arm Wrestle : Professional Arm Wrestling Tips

August 20, 2019

Hi, this is Johnny Rambo of New York City
and today on behalf of expert village I’m going to teach you how to arm wrestle. Another
technique that competitors like to use to intimidate their opponents is slamming their
elbows on the table. This is no good. This takes away from your strength. The shock of
your elbow from the table simply takes away from your advantage. Remember that we’re only
flesh and blood. We don’t want to smack our elbows onto the table. It’s not going to intimidate
anyone. It never intimidated me. What we don’t want to do is….if Richie gains his advantage
as he’s coming down on me like this and bends my wrist, I don’t want to try and reflex my
wrist as far as I can because I’m a hook wrestler. My wrist likes to be hooked. So he’s got me
like this, the best I can do is just hold on until he loses his momentum and then I
can start gaining mine back because that’s when he’s weak. Otherwise I end up straining
my wrist and it’s a sure thing that I’ll end up losing the match.

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  • Reply PaintBallin95 May 9, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    he's a hooker!

  • Reply 1cheeselova May 21, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    you so stupid he said hook not not hooker

  • Reply 1cheeselova May 21, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    his said hook!!!

  • Reply PTTHOR May 22, 2008 at 1:18 am

    No, he said "HOOKER" it means he pulls inside, even though he has no clue what he's talking about.

    Also, he's (wrist)wrestling, not armwrestling in the video.

    He has no clue!

  • Reply Wyldfantasies May 23, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    So you must be the big mean bald ugly trucker from "Over the Top" cool man, nice to meet you!

  • Reply mikese93 May 25, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    lmao that was funny as shit i dont kno wat he said tho. lol

  • Reply mikese93 May 25, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    but yea i kno all about this nothin new

  • Reply Mike May 30, 2008 at 1:32 am


  • Reply Abby May 31, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    im a hooker

  • Reply Pareek December 30, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Great yaa lol

  • Reply debunker1905 February 8, 2009 at 7:04 am

    i have huge cock

  • Reply H M February 11, 2009 at 1:39 am

    yea i have a huge cock also..thats better

  • Reply Nai Gotcha March 15, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    how to arm wrestle -.-
    its like me making a video of how to wave….

  • Reply Iliyan Trifonov March 25, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    this tips suxx… i'm an armwrestler and all the things he said are absolutely wrong…. better don't watch this 😉

  • Reply Samorox May 8, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    I agree it is not too hard to do, but you certainly need to learn the techniques if you want to win. It's not as easy as you think it is.

  • Reply tsriF tsaL July 9, 2009 at 7:48 am

    Thats not what your mother said…

  • Reply wakamoto1105 July 17, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    "because i'm a hooker"

  • Reply MuskratandRatman July 25, 2009 at 3:41 am

    thanx man. I took all of your tips. Within 3 weeks(he wrist workout) i was able to beat the strongest guy at my school.

  • Reply Caligula138 November 11, 2009 at 11:42 pm


  • Reply headcaseman November 30, 2009 at 1:56 am

    This guy doesn't know a thing about arm wrestling. This is almost embarassing to watch.

  • Reply gravelandgrain100 December 5, 2009 at 9:48 am

    My buddy and I used to arm wrestle at family get-togethers-he won all the time. His upper arms were built the same as mine, but his forearms were bigger than mine.

    I think that is one of the keys of winning at arm wrestling, might be wrong though..

  • Reply TheBlueName December 8, 2009 at 7:44 am

    expert village is bullshit , 75% of what they teach is false

  • Reply bruce lee February 3, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    i really dont see why the 2 compeditors just see who can lift the larger amount of weight say maybe for the longest amount of time?
    this way arms wont be breaking as much,tons of videos were bones are snaping like dry twigz

  • Reply Donald Fitts February 19, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    i'll pull him

  • Reply sarge6925 March 25, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    my friend's humerus was snapped playing arm wrestling!

  • Reply Stuart March 26, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Um..they are holding hands lol and does anybody know where to find some better clips on arm wrestling?

  • Reply sbbkillshot April 13, 2010 at 7:28 am

    Go to myarmtv to see real armwrestling videos.

  • Reply seal1 August 30, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Its really about how strong you are. The stronger wins.

  • Reply Mark Bertling September 5, 2010 at 9:47 pm


    Not so. Many tremendously stronger guys I beat because they dont have good technique. You have a HUGE advantage over a stronger man if he has no technique and you do.

    You get more power pulling an opponents arm towards you and in a diagonal put down area than trying to win by a parallel (straight line) put down area. The majority of people do not realize this. A wrist roll, rolling towards you (your thumb) gives advantage even if they begin getting your arm to go down. Try it.

  • Reply seal1 September 5, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    @mark1tex So you can beat someone who can lift 5x as much as you? I want to see it to believe it.

  • Reply Shay Butta September 23, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    WTF i cant see shit

  • Reply Ellis Evolved Productions October 1, 2010 at 11:19 am

    @xIegionx look up videos of john brzenk. There are hundreds out there. You might find about 5 that he actually looses. And he's not that big of a guy.

  • Reply Ellis Evolved Productions October 1, 2010 at 11:20 am

    @TehLightBlinds there are videos of that on youtube. Have you not encountered any? It can happen easily with newer armwrestlers. There bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments are strong enough yet to withstand the pressure.

  • Reply seal1 October 1, 2010 at 11:22 am

    @trashbash2001 I want to see a vid where he's beaten guys with bigger arms than him.

  • Reply Ellis Evolved Productions October 3, 2010 at 10:01 am

    @xIegionx haha, for real

  • Reply seal1 October 3, 2010 at 10:26 am

    @trashbash2001 If it's that easy then I'll believe it's technique. But arm wrestling really is about who's stronger than the other and who can push more. If a guy can lift 5x as much as you, he already can push your hand out of the way.

  • Reply Ellis Evolved Productions October 3, 2010 at 10:45 am

    @xIegionx do you armwrestle? just curious man….. and what i mean by that is not on table tops, but at a professional tournament have you ever competed?

    If two oppoents are the exact same strength but one has better technique, who do u think is going to win? Also, back when i first started competing, i took on my roommate who was in way better shape than me but didnt have technique. He could curl 55 lbs for 10 reps no problem. I DEFINITELY could not. And, take a guess at what happened…….

  • Reply seal1 October 3, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    @trashbash2001 I still don't think you won.

    However your main argument is if they were the same strength. 99.9% of people do not have the same level of strength AT ALL. There will always be a difference. I'm quite sure if a guy who could lift your entire weight with one hand had NO technique armwrestled you he'd beat you.

  • Reply Ellis Evolved Productions October 4, 2010 at 2:56 am

    @xIegionx well, believe what you want but i pinned him easily. And he was shocked. Proper form and technique go along way.

    I like how you avoided my first question, then turned my scenario question around to fit your way of thinking. I was asking it hypothetically, not realistically. But say what you want. All ppl who've never competitively pulled think the way you do. Not trying to be a dick, it's just the truth.

  • Reply seal1 October 5, 2010 at 2:20 am

    @trashbash2001 Why don't you prove it by beating a guy stronger than you on video. 🙂

  • Reply Ellis Evolved Productions October 8, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    @xIegionx Did you happen to look at my videos before you posted that comment?Technically i DO have a video on youtube of me beating mr. Incredible. Does that count? (haha, probably not)
    OK, How are you supposed to "prove" you are stronger if you beat them? Does bigger mean stronger? Dude, just search "john brzenk vs denis" and click the first video. John brzenk (the overall best puller ever) goes against and beats the much bigger Dennis Cyplenkov. And there are PLENTY of videos to choose from.

  • Reply seal1 October 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    @trashbash2001 link it then

  • Reply Ellis Evolved Productions October 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    @xIegionx youtube doesnt let you post links on comments. If you're referring to my video (which is a bad example cause i dont know how big the guy in the costume was), search "dirk ellis vs mr. incredible".

    But seriously, check out the professional videos and you'll see what i'm talking about. Search "john brzenk boomtown"!!! You will see him kill every competitor at the table, including one guy twice his size.

  • Reply seal1 October 9, 2010 at 3:59 am

    @trashbash2001 You can link in the comments. Copy and paste the end of hte url after


  • Reply Ellis Evolved Productions October 9, 2010 at 8:29 am

    @xIegionx OMG your so lazy!!!!….. HERE!!!! watch?v=RRHSVdrMx-w

  • Reply seal1 October 9, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    @trashbash2001 no i used technique to get you to linkme drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • Reply Ellis Evolved Productions October 10, 2010 at 11:17 am

    @xIegionx ooooh kay….. deception? technique? hmmmm….. lol

    I'm guessing you watched the videos which is why you claim to be using "technique" now?

  • Reply seal1 October 10, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    @trashbash2001 No, I merely wanted to get you to give me a video.

  • Reply Allenburn October 17, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    for robot battle arm wrestling is essental.

  • Reply wowstefaniv October 18, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    @xIegionx lol

  • Reply seal1 October 19, 2010 at 3:01 am

    @wowstefaniv TECHNIQUE

  • Reply Taryn Sciortino November 3, 2010 at 2:06 am

    holy crap u got 300000 vids?!?!

  • Reply Dylan Carlson November 7, 2010 at 4:58 am

    liked the jeep ad

  • Reply yo mama December 23, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    i use pure strength and I win all the time, but I never slam my elbow, that's a big no-no

  • Reply LeonKennedy_UAE Gaming December 31, 2010 at 8:24 am

    thanks man that helped me

  • Reply DampeLill January 22, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    teaching armwrestling in your kitchen???
    couldn't u find a better place

  • Reply rough53 February 12, 2011 at 2:53 pm


  • Reply tking3950 February 12, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    I bet I could make him put up a sweat.

  • Reply Tom Knight March 22, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    why on earth are you watching this thn???

  • Reply KevTheVillain March 26, 2011 at 12:42 am

    0:47 haha, he said he was a hooker

  • Reply Napoleon Complex April 22, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    johnny rambo? like from first blood?

  • Reply paladin0037 May 13, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    press 3 to unlock a new fetish .

  • Reply TheRationalTeller July 10, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    you "hold many titles" (as mentioned in your description)?? Yet there aren't any videos of those but you have these videos of training where most of what you teach is clearly false..just wanted to point that out.

  • Reply Jan.R Holmen July 23, 2011 at 7:57 am

    @paladin0037 4 aswell

  • Reply grand433 September 18, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    ad block plus google it then stop whining about ads

  • Reply Fred Barrett December 3, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    dood your name is john rambo? thats pretty b.a.

  • Reply Kristian Malkoun December 5, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    2 unemployed men..

  • Reply Sphereshock December 16, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    :50 haha

  • Reply Sphereshock December 16, 2011 at 8:30 pm


  • Reply Søren Duong March 13, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    over the top!

  • Reply sof2smOke June 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Did you fart ?

  • Reply dekal1 June 26, 2012 at 10:38 pm


  • Reply raztin1 August 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    – er

  • Reply themonkeywallet April 30, 2013 at 1:41 am

    thanks tip helped, the wrist is always why i lose, which isnt that often… 😛

  • Reply Cheryl Robello June 23, 2013 at 1:59 am

    Omg I hope I see the litto girl in the bar ne day so I can smash is knuckles into the table Gimme a break

  • Reply Joel Dutra October 12, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    bodybuilder vs professional arm wrestler, arm wrestler wons

  • Reply MrSanch55 May 20, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    How bout u get a real arm wrestling table before you teach us how to arm wrestle professionally..

  • Reply Matthew Craig February 18, 2016 at 3:37 am

    This man is not an arm wrestler. Following his advise may get you injured.

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