When you walk up to
the table, always remember to stagger your feet, with one foot more forward
than the other. The foot that should be more forward should ALWAYS be
the one on the same side as the arm you are wrestling with. For instance,
if you are arm wrestling right-handed, you should position your right
foot more forward than your left. Equivalently, if you are arm wrestling
left-handed, you should position your left foot more forward than your
So how far forward
should you put your front foot? This question has many answers. Some people
prefer to put it only a few inches under the table, while others put their
foot as far under the table on their opponent's side as they can. Still
others choose to wrap their entire leg around the table support, and others
do things even more unorthodox! A good rule of thumb for a beginner is
to position your forward foot under the table so that the middle of your
foot is against the support post on your right (assuming you are right-handed).
Please see the picture below to understand more fully.
Notice here that the puller on the right (Rob), though he is arm wrestling
right-handed, has his LEFT foot forward. This will definitely limit your
power at the table! DO NOT DO THIS!!!
Here, both pullers have their right foot forward and braced against the
leg of the table. This allows them to use their body to the max!