The Yoke Squat event is a strongman event that tests an athlete’s strength and endurance. Here are some general rules for a Yoke Squat competition:
- The Yoke used in the event should be specified by the competition and can vary depending on the level of the athletes. A Yoke is a piece of equipment that is worn on the shoulders, with weight plates attached to it.
- The athlete will perform a bottom up squat with the yoke on their shoulders, and should reach a fulling locked-out position at the top. Athletes will usually have the yoke bar adjusted so that they start with their thigh parallel to the floor or the hip crease below parallel with the top of the knee at the bottom of the squat.
- The weight on the yoke should be specified by the competition and can vary depending on the level of the athletes.
- The athlete has to complete a certain number of reps or a certain amount of weight within a certain time limit.
- The athlete will be disqualified if they fail to complete the squat within the time limit or if they don’t follow the rules.
- Gear: Supportive equipment will vary from competition to competition, such as squat briefs, squat suits, lifting belts, knee wraps, knee sleeves, elbow sleeves, and wrist wraps.
- The athlete should be given a “start” command by the head judge before starting the squat and “squat” command at the completion of the squat.
It’s important to note that different competitions may have different rules or variations of the Yoke Squat, so it’s a good idea to check with the specific competition you plan to participate in.