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3/10/2012 3:20:15 PM -
3/10 Tire Flips

This is an event I actually have some level of experience with, but it has been about 2 years since I messed with the tire much.

Our big tire is 1020 pounds (according to the chart in this article...http://articles.elitefts.com/articles/training-articles/finding-the-right-tire-for-you/) and the tire in the comp is supposed to be 850, so if these measurements are accurate, I feel good.

I did a couple sets of 3 to get a feel for things and then did a timed set of 6, as I will have to do 2 sets of 3 flips in the comp interspersed by keg loading. I did 6 flips in just over 32 seconds which seems pretty fast I guess.

After that I set up a trash can with 7 plates (315 pounds) in it to simulate the 350 pound keg that I have to put over a 48" bar. The medley at Cali's Strongest Man will be Keg, Tire Flip x3, Keg, Tire Flip x3, Keg. So I did that and was pretty gassed out. I think the awkwardness of the trash can slowed me down a bit more than the keg will.

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