A tire is an excellent option to add to your resistance training routine. You can easily and quickly transform any old tire from junk into a workout tool.
- 1 – Drill bit
- 1 – Eye bolt
- 3 – Large washers
- 1 – Nut
- 1 – Locking nut
- Basic drill or driver
- Safety Glasses
Hardware cost 10
Total time: 5 minutes
Basic household tools will get the job done
Using a basic drill and pair of pliers. Safety glasses are always a good idea too.
Step 1: Set the drill bit
Insert the drill bit and tighten it. Make sure to set your driver to “drill” mode if you have the option.
Make sure you select a drill bit that’s a bit larger than your eye bolt. The drill bit that comes with the Madrona Outdoor anchor kit is the largest size possible for standard drivers.
Step 2: Drill a hole
Drill a hole right in the center of the tire. You will need to press firmly with a good bit of force. I chose to stand up my tire so I could drill directly down into the tire and more easily push on the drill. You will get a bit of smoke and sparks from the rubber and steel cables in the tire wall. It takes about 30 seconds to drill a hole.
Step 3: Screw in the bolt
Insert the bolt into your new hole and screw it in.
Step 4: Add the washers and nuts
On the inside of the tire, add the washers and nuts. The locking nut is there to make sure the washers won’t fall off over time as you shake, bounce, and beat up the tire.
Success! We’re ready to get dragging
You now have a weighted tire “sled” that will pretty much last forever. Good luck on your training!