Posted On:6/13/2010 8:06pm
Style: Brazilian JiuJiitsu
hey guys, hope this is the right forum to post this in, I was just wondering if anyone knows what exactly that exercise i always see people doing for conditioning in mma or any crossfit style routine where they hit the giant tractor tire with the hammer is for? like what in particular does it work out? I know it sounds silly, because im guessing the answer is simple, but i was just curious as to why you would do that to train particulars muscle in a functional exercise rather then something else you can do at the gym if you do not own one of those giant tires =p
any info would be greatly appreciated.
Posted On:6/13/2010 8:10pm
It's just conditioning work.
You're a scrapper, I like that."-Ronin69
Posted On:6/13/2010 8:25pm
is it a good exercise to do? like enough where it would be worth getting one of those tires? or are other things just as good? sorry for the vagueness
Posted On:6/13/2010 9:04pm
Yeah, it's good.
Posted On:6/13/2010 9:13pm
alright thank! im going to google how to go about finding one of those tires then =p
Posted On:6/13/2010 9:16pm
Go to a tire repair/replacement center and ask for a busted tire. They usually have to pay to haul them away, so you wanting one for free will make things easier for them.
Posted On:6/13/2010 9:38pm
oh really? sickk! does any tire work? or is there a size i should be looking for
Posted On:6/13/2010 9:56pm
Style: Judo, BJJ
I have a smaller tractor tire (maybe 45 pounds) since it was all I could fit in my VW. But if you have a pickup truck get a bigger tire that you can also flip. Sledge work + flipping a tire is great conditioning.
Posted On:6/13/2010 10:20pm
sounds great to me, thanks to the both of you. now i just need to find a tire/repair shop and hope they have a tractor tire.
Posted On:6/16/2010 7:40am
Style: Muay Thai
Also, if you live in an area where you can, try contacting a local farm. My coach gets most of our tractor tires from farmers around the area who have old or worn out tires they need to get rid of. His latest find was the 400 pound monstrosity that we've named the Big Bitch.
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