Tire Flipping—A Method of Assessing Functional Power Output for Firefighters

by Jason L. Mims, Kyle T. Ebersole, PhD, ATC/L, and David J. Cornell, PhD, CSCS, TSAC-F
TSAC Report April 2013
Vol 37, Issue 1

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The movement pattern utilized when flipping a tire is similar to the movements required during firefighting. Learn not only how to flip a tire, but how to assess functional power output among firefighters through the use of tire flipping.

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This article originally appeared in TSAC Report, the NSCA’s quarterly, online-only publication geared toward the training of tactical athletes, operators, and facilitators. It provides research-based articles, performance drills, and conditioning techniques for operational, tactical athletes. The TSAC Report is only available for NSCA Members. Read more articles from TSAC Report 

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Jason Mims is the Health and Safety Officer for the City of Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD). He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Sociolo ...

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Kyle T. Ebersole, PhD, ATC/L

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Kyle Ebersole is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He teaches in the Athletic Trainin ...

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David J. Cornell, PhD, DPT, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D

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Dr. David Cornell is an Assistant Professor in Department of Physical Therapy & Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Dr. Cornell is ...

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