Type of tire for sledgehammer swings?

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Tim Goodwin, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. Tim Goodwin

    Tim Goodwin Amateur Fighter

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    Do I need to get a big ass truck tire or will an old regular car tire do for sledgehammer swings? Or does it even matter?
     
  2. WCLegend90

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    A big ass tire is the easiest to use, because you dont need any padding under it.

    But plenty of people use small tires.
     
  3. finnegan

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    If you go with small ones, epoxy two or three stacked on top of one another. They will hold up better.
     
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    has anyone tried attaching the tire to something with a larger base so the damn thing doesn't fly all over the place? I'm talking about the smaller car tires.

    If you have ideas they would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    the bigger the better, but like someone said above glueing two together or tying them helps with the flying around thing
     
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    another option is to use mats instead of tires. I kind of prefer mats since they make the movement much more difficult as they eliminate the rebound. But I use sledgehammer swings as a general conditioning exercise, rather than trying to build up my overhand punches or shoulder throws or whatever else people use it for.
     

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