View Full Version : Sledgehammer + Tire = ???


yodamann
07-11-2010, 12:49 AM
Would hitting a tire with a sledgehammer be a good workout? Like the chopping wood motion, that golf swing Rocky Balboa did in...Rocky Balboa, etc.?

Shabba Rank$
07-11-2010, 01:08 AM
I think it would.

De La Hoya did it, and I think a lot of other boxers do it as well.

And I believe it works on your core.

yodamann
07-11-2010, 01:15 AM
I think it would.

De La Hoya did it, and I think a lot of other boxers do it as well.

And I believe it works on your core.

Awesome sauce. Would it work out the back at all? Sorry if the question seems a bit newb-y. :P

Shabba Rank$
07-11-2010, 04:41 AM
Awesome sauce. Would it work out the back at all? Sorry if the question seems a bit newb-y. :P

Well I don't know because I have never tried it myself.

Just go ahead and try it.

Fearless
07-11-2010, 06:00 AM
Sledgehammer + Tire = one fun exercises ever.

Its strength and conditioning with great fun! Works the core primarily, but also works the arms too.

yodamann
07-11-2010, 09:53 AM
Well I don't know because I have never tried it myself.

Just go ahead and try it.

D'aawh, alrighty then. :D

yodamann
07-11-2010, 09:54 AM
Sledgehammer + Tire = one fun exercises ever.

Its strength and conditioning with great fun! Works the core primarily, but also works the arms too.

XD Fun? If you say so~

Southpaw Stinger
07-11-2010, 10:01 AM
Earnie Shavers recomends it for punching power. Says it works all the muscles you use when punching.

Del Coqui
07-11-2010, 10:33 AM
Would hitting a tire with a sledgehammer be a good workout? Like the chopping wood motion, that golf swing Rocky Balboa did in...Rocky Balboa, etc.?

Sure it is. But that's old school, today we have better sport specific exercises. If that's all you have in your gym, bang away!

Yael The Great
07-11-2010, 10:36 AM
Alot of MMA fighters use that exercise to gain punching power.

rockymarciano1
07-11-2010, 11:12 AM
Medicine ball slams are similar, if you don't have a sledgehammer get a 5-7 kg med ball and throw it from behind the head towards the floor
http://www.sport-fitness-advisor.com/images/plyometric_drills_slams.gif

1 HitterQuitter
07-11-2010, 12:38 PM
Medicine ball slams are similar, if you don't have a sledgehammer get a 5-7 kg med ball and throw it from behind the head towards the floor
http://www.sport-fitness-advisor.com/images/plyometric_drills_slams.gif

Yeah I could see how that would be the same. I do it all I know for sure s it helps your core but have heard it helps with power

yodamann
07-11-2010, 09:40 PM
Sure it is. But that's old school, today we have better sport specific exercises. If that's all you have in your gym, bang away!

No gym yet, I have an 8 lb. sledgehammer and a couple tires. And I like old school, so it's A-OK!

And thanks for the info, guys. :D

Mr. Ryan
07-11-2010, 10:36 PM
Awesome sauce. Would it work out the back at all? Sorry if the question seems a bit newb-y. :P

It shreds up your lats and wings, thats for sure.

yodamann
07-11-2010, 10:41 PM
It shreds up your lats and wings, thats for sure.

Shred up meaning...? D:

Shabba Rank$
07-12-2010, 03:22 AM
Shred up meaning...? D:

Tearing it to pieces.

yodamann
07-12-2010, 03:40 AM
Tearing it to pieces.

So...sledgehammer + tire = no bueno for the lats and wings?

Spartacus Sully
07-12-2010, 03:49 AM
its a good exercise that works many muscles in your entire body like legs core arms shoulders and back.

yodamann
07-12-2010, 03:57 AM
its a good exercise that works many muscles in your entire body like legs core arms shoulders and back.

Danke! :D

Btw, what about hitting the tire with the sledgehammer horizontally?

Spartacus Sully
07-12-2010, 04:10 AM
Danke! :D

Btw, what about hitting the tire with the sledgehammer horizontally?

like swinging the sledge like a bat?

yodamann
07-12-2010, 04:37 AM
like swinging the sledge like a bat?

Yep. Kinda like this: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/inmag18.htm

Or this: http://www.onemanga.com/Hajime_no_Ippo/573/15/

Spartacus Sully
07-12-2010, 04:55 AM
Yep. Kinda like this: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/inmag18.htm

Or this: http://www.onemanga.com/Hajime_no_Ippo/573/15/

yeah looks fine, i know one of them klitschos throws the medicine ball at a wall to strengthen his hooks seems like the same principal.

DR.ORGYY
07-12-2010, 04:56 AM
Yea prolly.......

Golden Boi 360
07-12-2010, 07:26 PM
alex ariza had chavez jr swinging at a heavy bag during his training program against duddy.

Monte Fisto
07-12-2010, 10:29 PM
Sledgehammer workouts are great. I noticed that alot of people are saying that it involves the core, that's true, but I don't think it targets the core primarily.

The forearm, shoulders are the ones that probably get most benefit out of it, it's also great cardio.