Long relegated to strongman competitions, the yoke has found a happy home at Hybrid Athletics, Rob Orlando’s CrossFit box in Stamford, Conn.
It can be difficult to get a loaded yoke off the ground, and the momentum created by a swinging yoke laden with plates can be difficult to manage. But a strong midline isn’t the only thing you need to carry a yoke any distance—you’ll need a few elements of strategy, too.
In his gym, Orlando speaks in front of a group of budding strongmen looking for some advice from a great lifter and strongman competitor.
Video by Again Faster.
Additional reading: KingKinggg KongKonggg by Rob Orlando, published Nov. 3, 2008.