I’ll admit, I’ve never flipped a tire up a hill.

However, I’ve run up hills of all grades, and I’ve flipped a tire across a gymnasium.

Unfortunately, there are no tires at the bottoms of the hills that I run up. But if there were, the temptation to flip a tire up the hill would be overwhelming and I’d eagerly do as best as I could.

For those of you lucky enough to have a pickup truck, just load it up and get the vehicle as close to the bottom of a hill as possible.

If you must roll the tire the distance of a few blocks to get to the bottom of the hill, it’s worth it.

Don’t flip it to the destination; save your energy and strength for the actual hill workout. Take your time rolling it to the starting point.

The rolling phase is not part of the workout and is simply a means of transporting the tire to the bottom of the hill.

Rest when you get to the destination because the purpose of flipping a tire up a hill is to work your body as much as possible in a single workout, to burn the most fat.

You want to conserve your energy so you can perform your best to build strength too.

How much should the tire weigh? You may not have a choice if you don’t have access to a variety of sizes.

However, if you can barely flip a tire a few times in a row on a gym floor, that tire will be too heavy to work up a hill.

If you can flip a tire across a gym floor without taking too long in between reps, you should be able to work this weight up a hill (unless it’s steep).

The terrain should be grassy/tundra, and not composed of rocks jutting out. An inclined asphalt path will also work, as will an inclined road of gravel.

There is no rush to get the tire up the hill. See what you can do first before going for speed.

If the hill is steep, you may need to pause a minute in between flips. Depending on the tire’s weight and the incline’s grade, you may be able to pace yourself all the way up the slope.

If you can’t, that’s fine. Do what you can, even if it takes you five minutes to complete five flips. This will still burn a ton of fat.

Warning: Before embarking on this kind of workout, you should have complete mastery over deadlifting form, and no low back pain issues.

Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.  
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