Tyre flips are tough and look awesome, the real big one's demand every ounce of strength you can muster and they never, ever get easy! However, they're not for the faint hearted... But, if you build your fitness before-hand and approach the exercise with correct form, be steady in your progress and strong in the lifting then eventually you'll be rewarded with a new level of power and athleticism!
The strength and aerobic benefits of tyre training are endless. It'll enhance your performance in all areas of fitness and it's one of the best strength & conditioning workouts you can do. It takes your whole body to flip a decent tyre and by varying the distance/time you can get in a great aerobic workout.
HOW DO YOU FLIP THE TIRE?
When you flip it's best to start with the tyre flat on the ground. Place your fingers and hands as far under the tyre as you can in this position and keep your hands about shoulder width apart. Squat down and then while pulling the tire up with your arms and back explode out of the bottom position. As the tire comes up you should have enough momentum that you can change your hands from a pulling to a pushing position and push the tire all the way over. Immediately after the tyre is pushed over and flat start the process again.
In the beginning you may have to use your knee to pop the tire up high enough so that you can change hand positions to a pushing motion. Try to get away from using your knee as soon as possible to avoid possible leg injury when you have one leg planted on the ground and one in the air. Don't go too heavy too soon and for goodness sake remeber to breath!
WHERE/WHEN CAN YOU FLIP TYRES?
Kings Cross, Lewis-Cubitt Square