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Best Exercises for Tire Flips


#1

besides the obvious, training tire. what are the best gym exercises to help improve tire flips?

off the floor is the easy part, around the knee's has always been a week spot for me.

whats helped you guys get those big tires flipped?


#2

Have you tried running into it like you're executing a tackle in football? I noticed it helped me create enough momentum for the top ROM to be non-existent, and totally momentum based. Also, I noticed hammering the top range of the deadlift and bench press helps, but it's preferred that you can use more hip than triceps strength. Hope it helps.


#3

Deadlifts definitely help. Front loaded lifts like Zerchers and front squats probably help too.


#4

Changing your technique might be the best way to improve your transition in the middle. Do you have any videos of you flipping a tire?


#5

karlsen squats


#6

plenty of cleans ad snatches followed by deads and heavy hang pulls....are you a one motion guy or a knee driver?


#7

x2

It's definitely a technique issue (as it is the case in 99% of all strong men with a decent strength base).


#8

One of the best tire flippers in the nation (in my opinion) is Tyler Scott. He found snatches helped him tremendously! He likes to grip tires really wide as well.