The Heavy Tire Flip


We’re going to get to a point where it’s so heavy—let’s say it’s 1,000 lb.— where we can’t flip it in one fluid motion. We’re going to need to do it in two steps. So he’s going to bring it up and he’s going to freeze it on his thigh. Freeze. Good. And if I’m looking at him from the front, as he came up, he split his base left and right. And he let’s it sit right on the thigh. This is a position of rest, OK? So he’s opened his feet up so now he’s got a nice athletic base. The common fault that we see here is that people get in line, they walk that tight rope and then the tire wants to wash you from left to right. So you open up that base, now you’re in a strong position to just rest and collect yourself. The next most common fault that we see is that people, as soon as they get to this position, they’ll put their hands right on top of the tire and try to push it away. You need to fight that urge ’cause you’re all gonna have the temptation to do that, but we’re gonna have to fight that urge and instead we’re going to dig the hands down low, change our angle of attack and move forward. And you just march forward. Let’s do that again. We can send this one all the way over, Matt. So we’re gonna bring it up, open the base, rest, dig and drive. We bring it up, open the base, freeze, dig, drive.

8 Replies to “The Heavy Tire Flip”

  1. As a strongman athlete, I do a lot of tire flips. My personal preference is to do the initial pick off the ground with straight arms (shoulders against tire pushing forward) which I think reduces the chance of a bicep injury.

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