According to Dave Castro, HQ Director of Training, he is not an expert on the Rogue yoke but “a casual observer and a casual user.” Learn how he incorporates this piece of strongman equipment into his training repertoire.
“The amount of features this thing has is really cool for a gym or for a garage gym,” Castro says.
In addition to using the yoke in the traditional sense, lifting with your shoulders, the frame is a versatile rack with adjustments for squatting, pressing and even benching. The top bar of the frame can be used for fat-bar pull-ups or to hang a set of rings.
As a yoke, the weight distribution is innovative with centralized and four-corner placement. The adjustable top bar even allows for Zercher carries, jumping drills and pushing.
Additional reading: CrossFit Radio Episode 135 by Justin Judkins, published Sept. 1, 2010.