I have been trying arm aiming for the past month and there is definitely a lot to it, so I thought I should create a blog post to help people who want to learn the right arm aiming posture.
Arm aiming is usually a correction of the body to use your arm instead of your wrist to aim if you have a low sensitivity. Mainly because a lower sensitivity requires more surface area to be covered, so it is more efficient to use the arm instead of the wrist.
Ideal arm aiming posture is to place either your forearm or elbow at the edge of the desk to use as a pivot point. This pivot point is completely up to preference and can be chosen based on comfort, irritation or better aiming.
A lot of people just put their whole arm on the desk and begin arm aiming, only to realise that there is a lot more to it. Arm aiming is arguably more difficult than wrist aiming, so there are many techniques to perfect arm aiming. Read the 10 Reasons Why Your Aim Is Not Improving.
How to sit properly
Arm aiming requires you to have a stable posture with your aiming arm nearly fully on the desk. Pick a chair and desk height that allows for comfortable resting of the forearms on the desk. If the height is too low you will have to lean in to compensate and this will promote poor posture. Being too high will cause your arms to hang above the desk and you will be forced to use your wrist more. Arm rests can be taken advantage of too, by having your elbow pivot on the armrest and the rest of your arm on the desk.
- Elbow or forearm placed on the desk
- Center your mouse in the middle of your mousepad
- Sit upright and allow your arms to rest on the desk
- Place your arms more than shoulder width apart
- Don’t place your arms too wide apart