Your video will begin in Jason Khalipa coaching the Tire Flip Posted on Wed, 21 January 2015 in Benchmark WODs by Wodnation 88 Views 1 0 Hi, guys! Jason Khalipa here with North Cro Cross Fit. Want to spare a minute to share the Pig from the 2013 Cross Fit games and also just the normal tire fit, right? They’re pretty much one and the same. This is really a logic to increase a load or decrease a load. A tire is the exact same thing. You lift it, and you flip it. I just want to talk to you guys about a difference in technique when flipping a pig or flipping a tire. A lot of think about it as more of a squat, a lift, and a press. I like to think about it as more of a drive through. So just like a line man would just looking to execute some power on something else, it has a forward movement and a forward lean to it. We wouldn’t be thinking about it as lifting. Imagine a lineman coming off a line in an NFL game and he stands up - he’s going to get nailed off. What he’s looking for is some forward angle with his shoulders coming forward. And that’s what I want to talk about with the pig. So, I’ll show you two techniques. The first one is that most common that’s used and in my opinion is more challenging. What it looks like is - I’m here, my torso’s upright and I’ll squat the weight up. It looks like this. Squat, from here, I lift, and I press, okay? That’s going to be a lot of legs and a lot of biceps. The next idea I’m going to show you is coming over the object. So imagine my back here and my feet are behind me, my shoulders are in front. Naturally, it seems that it’s not going to work. But because it has that flip over there, it works very well. From here I drive through, okay? So it’s here, I drive through, up, and over. It’s pretty much the same as pushing a sled. When I push a sled, I forward lean, and I drive. What I’m not doing is standing and squatting. Same thing applies here. I’m going to line up on it, shoulders leaning in on it and I drive through. Boom! So we’re not doing the tire, we’re doing the pig. I’m talking about driving through the object versus lifting and pressing. Enjoy!