RULES & TABLE DIMENSION
Know your rules.
WHATS REQUIRED TO BE AN ARM WRESTLER
Various factors can play a part in one's success in arm wrestling. Technique and overall arm strength are the two greatest contributing factors to winning an arm wrestling match. Other factors such as the length of an arm wrestler's arm, his/her muscle and arm mass/density, hand grip size, wrist endurance and flexibility, reaction time, as well as countless other traits, can add to the advantages of one arm wrestler over another. It is sometimes used to prove who is stronger between two or more people. In competitive arm wrestling, as sanctioned by the United States Armwrestling Federation (USAF), arm wrestling is performed with both competitors standing up with their arms placed on a tournament arm wrestling table. Arm wrestling tournaments are also divided into weight classes as well as left and right-handed divisions. Furthermore, strict rules such as fouls given to penalties (such as the competitor's elbow leaving a matted area where the elbow is to remain at all times, or a false start), and trying to escape a possible arm pin by breaking the grip with the opponent may result in a loss at the table. Paraphrasing USAF rules, arm wrestlers must straighten their wrists without a time lapse of one minute during competition.
ArmWrestling History, Techniques and Rules
The World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) is the universally recognized global governing body of amateur arm wrestling and comprises more than 85 member countries.
Click on the link below to view the official rules from the World ArmWrestling Federation
ArmWrestling Table Dimensions
Frame size inside dimension
28 inch wide and 19 inch deep.
40 inch’s to the top of the table and 42 inch’s to the top of the elbow pad
44 inch’s to the top of the touch pad
Table top 36 inches X 26 inches hand peg 1 inch round and 6 inches high above the table
Elbow pads 7in X 7in and 2in high
Touch pads 2in X 10in and 4in high