Road Testing The Yoak

Recently Elite Sports Performance acquired the yoak exercise tool which was designed to be used within many conventional exercises such as the squat, push up, chin up, shoulder press and many others.  Its design is focused around attaching straps to it and then anchoring it to a fixed structure or adding weights to the straps or bands which attach to it, therefore challenging ones stability when performing traditional conventional resistance based exercises. Below are a couple of examples of it is action.  From a personal point of view, the main limitation of the yoak is that it is not long enough to be racked into a conventional power/squat rack and therefore this makes it challenging loading the weight up as the individual is required to lift the yoak + weights off the floor.  I do like the yoak a lot though because of the many great hand holds and when trained with sub maximal and lower loads, it will be great as accessory exercise.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.





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