Monday, October 26, 2009

German arm wrestler Matthias Schlitte has a gigantic right arm





Matthias Schlitte is a professional arm wrestler. His right arm is dramatically larger than his left. And you can watch him arm wrestle in the video above (fast forward one minute). I don't think this is a hoax. Via.

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14 comments:

  1. "Hellboy," perfect nickname.

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  2. If it was beard wrestling the other guy would have kicked ass!

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  3. It's not a hoax. It's real. He has a bloodflow disorder that causes one half of his body to be stunted, and arm wrestling is one of the few sports where this is an advantage because it lets you into a lower weight class. There are a few amputee armwrestlers as well!

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  4. The announcer said his arm is swollen because he has tendonitis, and that he's playing with a handicap because of it.

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  5. Tendonitis can't cause that level and type of swelling AFAIK... He may have had tendonitis at the time, quite distinct from the condition that cuased his physical "split personality"?

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  6. Jimmy Connors syndrome. Remember him?

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  7. Is it me or when they're clasping hands, does his ring finger and pinky on the right hand look normal sized and not gigantic?

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  8. @Shannon
    Don't ask me, I'm no doctor :-). That's the best translation I know of... the German is Sehnenscheidenentz├╝ndung. I think his "split personality" is just concentrated training: http://www.totalprosports.com/blog/index.php/2009/10/matthias-schlitte-is-a-modern-day-popeye/

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  9. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE WHAT HIS BABYS ARM LOOKS LIKE !!

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  10. Hey guys,

    I am Matthias Schlitte.
    My right arm bone is one of third bigger than the left one. This is just a good base, but nothing without hard training and technique.

    Best regards

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  11. His arm isn't that big because of the Tendinitis. He just had it additionally because he got hurt some weeks before. So this is the reason he was competing with a handicap and this is the reason he lost there (in the video).

    As he has said himself in a German TV show last week his right unterarm bone has always been a third bigger than the other one. He just used this "disorder" because it is helpful in the sport (big bones don't break that easy :D). AFAIK know he trains both arms, but the right one has just always been bigger and therefore builds more muscles and looks a lot bigger than the right one.

    At least that is what I found out in my research...

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  12. i thought his right arm was photoshoped was a hoax, but after aftar googling i change my mind lol

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