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jed
06-27-2007, 03:01 PM
Hey y'all I just took a vid of me doing a set of 8 tire flips yesterday, I did a total of 3x8... I was wondering if there's any specific 'form' or way to flip tires to compete in strongman, or if it's just flip them however the heck you want to? Is my form ok? Dblock pointed out my back was a little rounded at the bottom wich I'm going to work on next... But how's it look? Is there any way I could be doing these to get more out of them? Thanks.

edit : the tire is about 300 lbs and 5.5 foot wide I think... and I know this isn't a PL/OLY lift but strongmans pretty close.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6fEJKyayBM

RhodeHouse
06-27-2007, 04:52 PM
Yes you are, but that tire is too light for you

jed
06-27-2007, 05:25 PM
TY Rhodes... are you sure? Once I finish my set I am totally wiped and nearly fall over :)

Theres a 275 LB. college recruit that's flipping them, too, and he only does 4x4... am I just naturally good at tire flipping?

Is a good set 3x8? Or should it be more like 3x3 with heavier? Thanks :)

RhodeHouse
06-28-2007, 05:12 PM
I'd try to get a heavier tire. The heavier it is, the bigger and stronger you get.

Anthony
06-28-2007, 06:00 PM
Yeah, definitely too light.

jed
06-28-2007, 07:34 PM
Alright thanks to both of you. Is there any ways to add weight to the tire without having to get a new one? I think that tire is about the biggest they had at Napa. And does tire thickness/width/length etc matter very much?

waynedang
06-28-2007, 07:47 PM
Alright thanks to both of you. Is there any ways to add weight to the tire without having to get a new one? I think that tire is about the biggest they had at Napa. And does tire thickness/width/length etc matter very much?

Dude you live in Iowa! Go to the local farm tire dealer tell them you want a junk tire that weighs about 500lbs and they will give it to you dont buy a new one. You just have to haul it ( or flip it ) home. Mine are from a combine and weigh about 515

KoolDrew
06-30-2007, 06:35 PM
I was going to post this in my own topic, but I guess I'll just post it here...

Given the stats in my sig, how heavy of a tire should I be looking for to start with?

rbar89
06-30-2007, 08:06 PM
I was going to post this in my own topic, but I guess I'll just post it here...

Given the stats in my sig, how heavy of a tire should I be looking for to start with?

bout 500lbs.

jed
06-30-2007, 09:38 PM
Dang so I should be flipping about a 475 lb for how many reps then? Like 3x3 or what?

What about doing 3x8 with the ~300 one day a week for conditioning, then the ~475 for 3x3 for strength? That a good idea?

Sleepy Guy
06-30-2007, 11:35 PM
I got a set of those on my truck. Yeah you should be using bigger tires.

In Alberta we got tires a truck would have issues moving. :offtopic:

fpr
07-01-2007, 12:13 AM
good lifts -- sounded like your cameraman was breathing heavier than you!

testadura
07-01-2007, 09:27 AM
yea i think your camera man needs to work on his cardio haha

Zolnierowski
07-11-2007, 11:45 AM
I did tire flips for the first time ever with a 500 tire last week and at the beginning I could only get 3 flips in a row, but on my last set I think I got 9 flips. I think you could definetly go for a heavier tire, it wasnt too hard after I got used to flipping it.