Everyone’s pal Al was in town from Austin this past weekend and invited me to join her for some tire flipping fun. Barry, one of the guys that we know, is a strongman competitor and trains at The Edge 2.0.
I won’t lie; walking into a place where their idea of “light” is a 76 pound stone was a bit intimidating. These people were lean, incredibly strong, and determined to lift things that would probably snap my limbs in half … and those were the girls! Most of the guys there had forearms bigger than my quads and can deadlift a Mini Cooper.
Barry asked if we wanted to flip some tires and our answer was a resounding “YES!” Of course, I didn’t think to ask how much the lightest one weighed until after I agreed. “Oh, 300 some pounds.” Oh boy.
Al had actually flipped tires with her Crossfit group so she went first and made it look like she was inspecting a cookie. She even got up to flipping the 400 pound tire. And for those of you who know her, there was plenty of her signature giggling in between flips.