I love to lift weights. It’s empowering, it’s stress-relieving, and when opportunities arise, it’s competitive. I realize that not everyone shares my love of lifting. Some like to train for road races while others prefer to cross-train utilizing a variety of aerobic and strength exercises and then there’s some who thrive in the group setting and attend classes. In the end, we’re all in it for the same reason – health and fitness.
As much as I love lifting, I will admit there are times when I get bored or worse yet, stuck in a rut. So I crave something different, something that’s outside the realm of my norm. Over the last few years I have found a few different options to throw into my routines that keeps me fresh, gets my heart rate up and supports my strength goals—one of those being tire flipping.
Flipping tires may sound strange or perhaps intimidating, but you’ll never know until you try. Not only is it a full body workout that will boost your heart rate, make you sweat and build strength, flipping tires is a functional movement – it’s a movement pattern that you need for everyday life. Picking up the tire mimics the movement pattern you use when you lift a child or pick up a box. Better yet, tire flipping can be a group activity. You can flip back and forth with a partner or do multiple flips as relay team.
Want to learn how to flip tires? Come to Rohan Strength & Fitness and join Meredith on Saturday mornings at 9:45 a.m. and flip for fitness. Both men and women welcome.