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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.