Sledgehammer Swing with Tire

Sledgehammer Swing on Tire

Performing sledgehammer swings on a tire is a dynamic exercise that targets various muscle groups, including the core, shoulders, and arms. Here are step-by-step instructions for the exercise:

Video Instructions on How to Do a Sledgehammer Swing on Tire

Equipment Needed:

  1. Sledgehammer
  2. Tire (large and heavy)


  1. Select the Right Equipment:
    • Choose a heavy sledgehammer that you can comfortably handle.
    • Use a sturdy and large tire that can absorb the impact of the sledgehammer.
  2. Body Position:
    • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.
    • Hold the sledgehammer with both hands near the base of the handle.
  3. Grip:
    • Use an overhand grip, placing one hand close to the head of the sledgehammer and the other hand towards the base. Your hands should be spaced apart for better control.
  4. Starting Position:
    • Lift the sledgehammer overhead, fully extending your arms.
  5. Swinging Motion:
    • Engage your core and initiate the swing by rotating your torso.
    • Bring the sledgehammer down in a controlled motion, aiming for the center of the tire.
    • Allow the sledgehammer to make contact with the tire and rebound.
  6. Follow Through:
    • As the sledgehammer rebounds, immediately prepare for the next swing.
    • Keep a fluid and controlled motion, using your core, hips, and arms to generate power.
  7. Repeat:
    • Perform the swings for a specific number of repetitions or a set amount of time.
    • Pay attention to your form and ensure that each swing is controlled and deliberate.


  • Start with a lighter sledgehammer and gradually increase the weight as you become more comfortable with the movement.
  • Focus on proper technique to prevent injury. Avoid hyperextending your back, and use your core to control the movement.
  • Incorporate this exercise into a full-body workout routine for a well-rounded training session.

Safety Precautions:

  • Ensure that the area around you is clear to avoid hitting objects or people.
  • Use a tire that is stable and won’t move during the exercise.

As with any exercise, it’s advisable to consult with a fitness professional or healthcare provider, especially if you have any existing health concerns or conditions.