Since Instagram is so popular right now, I decided to put together a 22-day series of quick educational posts.

For the next 22 days I will post a quick video or photo that will cover various topics; from fitness to nutrition to living a healthy lifestyle.

The goal is to share some fitness and wellness information that will help you with your health-related goals.

DAY 16 OF 22

Today’s post is about Tire Flip.

Tire flips are a fun and challenging movement to put into your workouts now and then that will work your entire body.



A few tips:
Feet – Don’t start too close to the tire (video 1). Get your feet back a bit so you can get your hips low and have a better shin angle to drive with.

Back – With your hips low, you are able to get a more neutral spine position and then perform a diagonal drive with the body into the tire. Don’t just try to lift the tire straight up.

Transition – Once you have the tire passed the knees, use your hips and one knee to “explode” and transition the tire to the upper body (video 2).

Finish – Once the tire is up on its side, simply use your upper body to push it over to prepare for the next rep.

*Tire flips could be considered an advanced movement…please use caution when performing flips.

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About Doug Balzarini
Doug Balzarini, CSCS, MMA-CC, is the owner of DB Strength, which provides fitness training, education, and resources. He is also the strength and conditioning coach for Alliance MMA where he works with UFC Champion Dominick Cruz, Bellator Champion Michael Chandler, Phil Davis, Brandon Vera, Travis Browne, Ross Pearson, Alexander Gustafsson, and more. Prior to starting his own business, Doug worked at Fitness Quest 10 as a personal trainer, strength coach, and Operations Director for Todd Durkin Enterprises (TDE).  

He has completed some graduate work in Biomechanics at SDSU and has obtained multiple certifications including ACE, NSCA-CSCS, MMA-CC, TFW Level 1, TRX instructor training, RIP training, CrossFit Level-1 Training, EFI Gravity instructor training, LIFT Sandbag Certification, and FMS training. He has produced his 2 DVD projects on strength training for combat athletes, appeared in many fitness videos and articles, and was a coach on “The Ultimate Fighter” FOX TV show in 2012.

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