His recent arm wrestling matches have been humiliating. Yet, in the newest episode of his YouTube channel video series, Brandon William reflects on his losses and decides to get some advice from a champion.
In a bizarre turn of events, he has someone who is known as “Intensity” training with him for days on end.
First, he sets a PR which will serve as a benchmark of how much he is able to improve over the course of just one day of training. Then Fisher has William perform sets with dumbbell curls rapidly and finds that he has slow twitch muscles.
He also identifies William’s weakest point in the pattern of motion with arm wrestling, which is at the middle, and instructs him to focus on his first repetition at the beginning of the movement.
“Allen taught me how to fully utilize my strengths, and after testing me, he taught me exactly what my strongest move was during arm wrestling,” says William. “He taught me a trick that I practiced with a resistance band over and over again.”
This area of the human body has a lot of tendon and ligament tension, which is due to it being used in so many different movements. This can cause hand injuries, such as thoracic outlet syndrome, wrist problems or rotator cuff tears.
It is important to train the muscles in your hands in all forms of exercise by strengthening small, medium and large finger flexors and extensors for improved functionality as well as preventing future injuries
John Fisher talks about how competing has reinforced his beliefs in himself and his success, while also changing the way he thinks. “I don’t believe in negatives, I don’t believe in ifs, I don’t believe in maybes,” he says.
“None of that matters to me, because the moment it does, it throws in doubt. There should be no doubts whatsoever when you’re competing against somebody, you’re competing for who you are and what you’ve become.
If you let some guy on the other side of the table lessen that, then who are you?”
At the end of the day, William has made major progress in many of his athletic endeavors but can’t quite outperform his best friends. Then, he faces his toughest competition yet—Carolyn Fisher, an arm wrestling champion in her own right.