Exercise of the Week: Forward Clinch Tire Drag

Updated: September 14, 2011

This exercise is an excellent form of Spartan training for the total body. It is wrestling specific exercise that works the core, legs, and hips. Dragging tires is a great way to develop pushing capabilities to better set your opponent up for a leg attack or to force your opponents off the mat in freestyle and Greco.


Drag the tire 50 yards for three or four sets.  This will develop Spartan cardio-respiratory endurance.








Notice the clinch, this will also help you with clinching and double under hooks.








Scott Goodpaster, CSCS

Scott Goodpaster

Director of Cincinnati Functional Fitness

MMA Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach

Nationally recognized in the field of Strength & Conditioning for wrestlers