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jastim
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tire flip exercise

Postby jastim » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:58 am UTC

Ok, there are used commercial toyo tires near my house and I'm thinking of using one of them for "tire flips" exercise. Have you tried doing this kind of fitness technique? Is it an effective conditioning exercise?

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nightbird
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Re: tire flip exercise

Postby nightbird » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:48 am UTC

My Gym has a few tyres for that purpose (and also for bashing them with a sledgehammer which is also a cool workout). My advice would be to try different sizes to see which one has the right weight for you and then watch a few strongman tutorials on youtube on tyre flipping as there's a bit of technique to it. Here's a good one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubeygAERyW0

Summary: They're awesome, but choose the right tyre and work on your technique.
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Re: tire flip exercise

Postby sardia » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:48 pm UTC

jastim wrote:Ok, there are used commercial near my house and I'm thinking of using one of them for "tire flips" exercise. Have you tried doing this kind of fitness technique? Is it an effective conditioning exercise?

They take up a lot of room in a gym, cost more (in membership fees), and is inconvenient. If you have one great, but if you're shopping for gyms or are in a crowded gym, best to try something else. Try weighted rowing machine + various weighted squats.

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Re: tire flip exercise

Postby Tyndmyr » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:48 am UTC

If you got a back yard with the space and a free tire, sure, go nuts. They're decently heavy, though, and a bit awkward to transport unless you have a truck or similar.


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