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Old 03-30-2009, 09:30 PM   #1
Phillip Leroy-Beaulieu
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flipping tires

I just got some big tires to add into my workouts. I have done a few workouts with them. What are some good workout i could do with them? I have never seen a WOD with them in it. I am sure it is because not everyone has access to them.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:19 AM   #2
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Re: flipping tires

Burpees and Pull-Ups seem to compliment tire flipping.
Take any WOD, add tire flips. Or use it as a handy sub.
Beware: my tire gets nearly unflippable as the WOD wears on.
The tire can be 'it'. Use it for plyos, sledge work...flip and hop through.
Use a truck tire (usually smaller and lighter than tractor tires) and flip it up a hill.
I rolled my 500 pounder home 2km from the tire shop. There is another workout.
Take that 800m & 225lbs DL WOD (21-15-9 I believe). That's an easy sub. Just flip for the DLs.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:32 PM   #3
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Re: flipping tires

1) choose any distance and flip your tire as fast as you can from start to finish

2) mark out 200m distance. At one end leave a 12# sledge. Flip tire to the sledge and do x# of sledge strikes. Flip tire back to beginning and then do as many push ups as possible. Do x# of rounds as fast as you can.

3) take your tire to a hill and roll up that hill as fast as you can and then roll it back down under control. (it would be fun to see it roll downhill, but it may run into or over something)

4) mark out a distance (200m, 400m, etc) and start flipping. After each flip jump into and over to the far side and then run around to where you were and flip it again.

There are endless combinations to working with a tire and the only thing stopping you is how much pain and discomfort you want to be in.
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:48 PM   #4
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Re: flipping tires

As the above posts mention, there are many combinations of things you can do with a large tire. Here is a vid (WFS) we shot @ my fire house demonstrating one example.

Have fun!
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:28 AM   #5
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Re: flipping tires

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As the above posts mention, there are many combinations of things you can do with a large tire. Here is a vid (WFS) we shot @ my fire house demonstrating one example.

Have fun!
Rayne
Nice video. I'm going to try to film my tire flips tonight.

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Old 04-01-2009, 10:54 AM   #6
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Re: flipping tires

10 rounds for time

10 flips(5 flip out 5 flip back)
10 dead hang pullups

Good luck. i did it it was fun.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:57 PM   #7
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Re: flipping tires

Just picked up this small tire. Not sure if I'll be able to handle by myself but, I'll find out tomorrow.

My best friend helped me load it and unload it. It's a little heavy.

I'll report a good (hopefully) tire work out tomorrow.

Michael
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:34 AM   #8
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Re: flipping tires

I like flipping the tire and doing a plyometric jump inside (making sure landing is on balls feet) and jumping out the other side and flipping again. I usually do this for a certain distance rather than rep count...but you could do it for reps. I enjoy the jumps very much...add a certain flavor to the flip.
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:45 PM   #9
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Re: flipping tires

I found that flipping tires are an excellent form of real world strength. The key to your tire flipping success is finding the right tire for you. To find that, you really have to experiment flipping different weights. Start with something weighing roughly 400 and go up in 50 pound increments.

I always thought that a 550 pound tire felt like a 315 pound deadlift.
The 750 pound tire felt like a 500 pound deadlift.
The 1,000 Pound tire felt heavier than anything I ever deadlifted.

I personally feel you should flip something you can move for a minimum of 100 feet (33 yards give or take) at a time. Anything less becomes too taxing on the musculature of the lower arm and might lead to injury. The back and hips are safe here but the grip might get destroyed if you don't adhere to that rule. You're always better going a little lighter, dominating a little longer, and coming back for another training session!
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:46 AM   #10
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Re: flipping tires

My tire is 310lbs and hammer is 8lbs

5 rounds for time: I call it "The Saturday Morning Special"

10 double unders
5 tire flips
15 sledge hammers with each arm
8 - 10 yard sprints
10 yard Gator Crawls (UGA Alum so I go with Bulldawg crawls)
10 yard Frog leaps
30 Flutter kicks

Set it up in an course and perform with buddy. Rest while buddy is going through course or 3 minutes if by yourself.

It's brutal...I promise.

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