Let’s face it. You love to workout. But every now and then we either get bored with our training routine or our progress plateaus. What should we do? Change up the routine! It’s time to start thinking outside the box for fitness. All you need for a great workout is a tire. This can be an old tractor tire, or the new TireFlip 180, as pictured below. So how can you implement tire flipping into your workouts, and what are some benefits of tire flipping?
Cardio. Yes, everyone’s favorite word. The next time you need to do cardio, ditch the treadmill and elliptical all together. Instead, try the Men’s Fitness tire cardio workout. To start, get in the proper form, chest up and back arched to help give you a neutral spine. Keeping that neutral spine, pick up the tire and flip to the other side. Once you have done this, flip the tire fifteen times in a minute, and rest for the remainder of the minute. Do this for ten minutes, or more if you’re feeling energetic.
You could also do the tire-suicide run. Mark a starting point and end point. Flip the tire once from the start point, and sprint back to the starting point. Run back to the tire, and flip it again.
Finally, you could do plyometrics with a tire. Flip the tire, do a box jump on to it, and repeat. Try this for 30 seconds. Rest 30 seconds and repeat for 4 minutes!
Strength Training. Who needs a barbell or a bench when you have a tire? To quote bodybuilding.com, “Tire flips cover all the bases—your core, back, legs, arms, and shoulders.” Simply flipping a tire like described under “cardio” can provide a great workout. Tires can also be used in place of a bench for exercises like tricep dips and decline pushups. Finally, tires provide a unique core training opportunity because in order to move the tire you need to fully stabilize the core. Grab a partner, and stand with your hands forward. Toss the tire back and forth. Your goal is to stay still: do not move backwards/fall back when you must catch the tire. Try to keep this up for 60 seconds!
With such great benefits, it’s no wonder why more athletes are working out with tires! From Crossfit athletes to athletic fields, it seems as if all the world’s greatest athletes are using the tractor tire. So what are you waiting for? If you’re TIREd of your current workout routine, try a workout with a tire!
If you’d love to get all of the incredible benefits of tire training but don’t have the room in your facility or training area be sure to check out the all new TireFlip 180 from The Abs Company. All of the benefits in a safe, compact design!