Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sledding in Miami

Hello everyone! Do you all remember when I posted about tire pulling as an unconventional form of strength training? Well, I got my dad to create the tire and rope contraption for me and I must say he did a great job. I took the big 'ol tire to the Key Biscayne Bridge today and I walked up and down the bridge for one hour. Click here to read the post on how to create your own tire sled.

I bought the weight-lifting belt at Sports Authority. It's 4" in width. My dad drilled a hole in the middle of the belt in order to put the hook that pulls the rope. * Nevermind the weird tan lines. That's what happens when you run in Miami =) *

My dad picked up the 12" in diameter tire at a junk yard. He drilled a hole in the tire in order to put the rope through it. The rope is 10' long.

Here I am on top of the bridge tire pulling and catching some rays.

That's the Key Biscayne Bridge. Yes, it's huge! 

This exercise is great for strength training because it targets the glutes, quads, hamstrings and abs. Tire pulling simulates hill repeats and it helps with running form and posture. This is a great way to gain strength in your legs and core, which will inevitably help with power and speed. Make sure to read the post on how to create your own tire sled and why tire pulling is a great workout for runners ---> click here

Have you ever pulled a tire?

I'm grateful to be living in Miami.

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