Teaching the Yoke Walk

By Kurtis Bowler

In Sports Applications, Videos

November 05, 2009

Video Article

Who says big men and women can’t be graceful?

“This one is all about walking smooth,” Kurtis Bowler of Rainier CrossFit says of the yoke walk.

The strongman movement is particularly challenging because it requires more than just raw strength and core stability. One of the keys to the movement is fluidity, and athletes who stagger or change speed while under load will find heavy weights very difficult to control.

“If you start walking and stumble around or anything like that, the balance on this thing is going to get off and it’s going to start swinging,” Bowler says.

The key? Grace under pressure—about 1,200 lb. of it.

6min 4sec

Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 87, originally aired Oct. 2, 2009.

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5 Comments on “Teaching the Yoke Walk”

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Love the Shakira tunes in the background....oh my hips don't lie, and nether does my core stability!

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sure beats the Flock of Seagulls they had blasting last week during the WOD

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Leave it to Casey to cheer up a room with laughter lol :)

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Where Rob Orlando??? I Thought he was the Strongman Expert!!

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"The course was uphill which was why the weights weren't extremely heavy."
Funniest. Statement. Ever.

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