As a result, the strength of core muscles improves while running. Funny enough, along with your core muscles - your mind gets trained, too. It gets much more busy as it works constantly on micro changes in the gait, working on keeping upright position and moving forward managing unbalanced situation.
Tire drag training provides several benefits: it counts for lower impact activity, forces us to run more upright, improves overall balance, recruits muscles we don’t normally use and compared to standard run - engages more abs and glutes.
During first runs, be ready to play with the length of the cord. If too long or too short, the tire may bounce around like crazy! Expect much higher resistance on concrete and asphalt surface. Dirt roads are much easier.
What do you need to make yourself tire drag?
Old tire. Pass by local garage - they’ll be more than happy to let you take one for free. Standard tires weight between 8-12kg.
Leather belt for weightlifters. Choose one with padded, wider back side. When I run I turn the belt with wider (back side) to the front.
Nylon cord or rope. The one I used is 6mm. You can get these in hardware or outdoor sport store. It is approximately 3m long, folded, so the tire is approx. 1.5m behind me.
Stiff flat cord (loop used by mountaineers). This is approximately 60cm long, connecting the belt and the rope through the carabiner with the lock. Get it in hardware store or outdoor sport store (flat cord together with 2 carabiners).
Phillips screwdriver or drill. You need something capable of getting through the tire. Do you have anything in your utility room at home?
Eye-bolt with the thread, two washers and three nuts. 5mm eye-bolt, fitting washers and the nuts.