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Strength Training

          In the arena, there are five elements that determine the victor. They are quickness, strength, technique, endurance, and luck; they are known as the elements of victory and are the modern equivalent of the quadrants. Each one (excluding luck) can be improved through training and dedication. In this article we are going to focus specifically on strength training and recommended ways of doing so.

          Before one can understand how to improve their strength, one must first learn what strength is. By definition, strength is the capability of exerting physical force. In the sport of finger jousting, strength allows one to out muscle their opponent into submission and keep their opponent’s lance at a safe distance. Your strength is determined by the cubic volume of muscle fiber in your body. When finger jousting, the main muscles that are used are the biceps, triceps, and pectorals.

          The biceps are the muscles a jouster uses when he is trying to straight lance his opponent. They are often referred to as a jouster’s "guns", "cannons", or the jousting related "stallions". With specific training to your biceps, you will be able to straight lance with much more force and subsequently out bobbo your opponent by pulling and pushing with more power. Our recommended method of working the biceps is the curl. All you need to do is grasp a bar with both hands with your palms facing up and fully extends your arms downwards. Then rotate your arms up so that your hands are now almost touching your shoulders. Then extend back downwards and repeat.

          The triceps are the muscles a jouster uses when he majiggers. They are used along with the shoulder muscles in any rotating jousting move. To improve the power in the triceps, we recommend the bench press. Performing a bench press is easy. Just lie on your back and hold a bar in your hands on top of your upper chest. Then push your arms all the way in the air, back down, and repeat. Remember that your arms should be shoulder width apart. If you perform the bench press enough, you will be able to majigger like a champion.

          Next we have the pectorals. A jouster’s pecs can be the last line of defense in keeping an opponent’s lances at bay. They also help every facet of executing moves especially when jousting for you life on the ground with an opponent hovering over you. Our recommended pectoral improvement method is the wide grip bench press. It is done similar to the bench press mentioned in the previous paragraph except your hands are wider apart instead of shoulder width apart.

          In conclusion, strength and power are very important to a finger jouster’s success in the arena, but to truly become stronger, you must work out all of the muscles in your body. To learn more, talk to a trainer at your local gym or visit some physical training sites online.

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