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Antdawg’s MMA | Gilroy, CA
Antdawg’s MMA is a fully equipped MMA gym located in Gilroy California. Owner/Head Coach and 3-time world champion fighter Anthony Figueroa used the Yoke Training System for strength training to prepare for fights. Antdawg’s dojo now has an entire Yokebar section, where fighters of all styles and ages now have access to the Yoke!
San Francisco Pilates | The Flood Building
San francisco Pilates is a boutique pilates studio located in downtown San Francisco in the historic Flood Building. Owner and lead instructor Lena Koenig has teamed up with Yoke to develop excercises that complement and enhance her pilates practice. San Francisco Pilates uses the Yoke Training System with many of their clients to help improve core strength and flexibility, and to enhance overall body balance.
Instead of isolating muscles individually, we teach the body to move as one.
At the core of the Yoke Training System is the Yokebar, an overhead trainer that moves freely on all 3 planes, forcing each of the muscles to work together to find balance.
The value of our system is that it can complement any strength training system. Because you are training your core and other stabilizers, you’re better prepared to prevent common injuries while achieving the goal of maximal muscle recruitment. With a simple repositioning of your body, you can go from easy to advanced which makes this the perfect training system for all ages and ability levels.
Traditionally we are taught to isolate the larger muscle groups: back & biceps, chest and triceps, legs, etc. The Yoke Training System connects the muscle groups by forcing instability. Using the Yokebar requires the use of the smaller supporting muscles of the body, that your larger muscle groups depend on.
By connecting the small and larger muscles of the body, we are creating a stronger and more flexible body. The result is a body significantly more balanced and able to adapt to the natural randomness that occurs every second in sport.
The matrix is an advanced excercise for core rotation. To add another level of instability, try putting your hands on a physio half-ball.
Be sure to keep your hips up with your back horizontal to the floor. To go harder, stick one leg in the air. To go easier, take a step backward so that the chains are at a less steep angle.
Be sure to keep your glutes tight, and don’t let your hips drop. To add another level of instability, try putting your feet up on a physio ball.