By Joe McFarlane


An arm wrestler filmed part of her explosively intense work-out to show how much dedication goes into the unique sport.

When not working as a realtor or gym trainer, Sarah Bäckman, 27, spends her time in her barn in Brooksville, Florida, training for her professional arm wrestling career.

Though the work-outs look tough, they are clearly necessary, as they have helped Sarah on her way to claiming eight World Arm Wrestling Championships.

Repeatedly slamming a taught band to a table, the intense work-out is exactly what Sarah needs in order to prepare herself for the physically demanding competitions.

Sarah said: “Arm wrestling is an explosive sport so I work on my explosiveness and reactions.