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How To Protect Your Feet and Toes While Rucking

What is Rucking? Rucking is walking with a loaded backpack. It’s a cheap, simple exercise that burns calories and builds aerobic endurance due to the added weight on your back. Burn more calories than walking and with less impact than jogging. And you can do this anywhere you can walk – in an urban or rural setting. We love rucking because it’s so simple. Easy to pickup, and not a lot of equipment necessary. But it can be hard on your feet. Especially if you aren’t conditioned to walking long distances at a fast pace. In this article, we’ll give you some important tips and tricks to protect your feet. And we’ll highlight some products that can help as well. [Read more …]

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Starting Your Own Garage Gym – The Power Rack

Got a garage? Then you’ve got space for a Garage Gym. What’s the benefits of a garage gym? How about these for a starter: Avoid the crowds – no more waiting in line for equipment, no annoying members, and minimal distractions No gym commute – Walk into the garage, you’re in the gym. No driving, no parking Workout anytime – Evenings, weekends, holidays – any time of the day becomes a workout opportunity Do your own thing – Do what you want, when you want Ditch the gym fees – no fees, no memberships, no contracts What is the best power rack? It depends on what features you need – and the space you have. We’ll cover a variety of [Read more …]

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Starting Your Own Garage Gym – The Olympic Barbell

In this article, we’ll continue the discussion about starting your own garage gym. We’re going to talk about what is probably the most essential piece of gear – the Olympic weightlifting barbell. Why You Need a Garage Gym But first, a quick word about the garage gym. What are the benefits? Why turn your garage into a gym? Well, why throw away money on monthly gym membership fees, for a place you may be too busy to go to? Investing in good equipment for your home gym is something that pays dividends for years to come. Work out when you want, and how you want. That’s the beauty of the garage gym. You can also use it to supplement regularly [Read more …]

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Backpacks for Rucking

Let’s talk about the best backpacks (rucksacks) for rucking. We’ll highlight some great products that are both functional and stylish, as well as some great rucking accessories that help you get the most out of your gear. When choosing the best backpack for rucking – you need to consider a few things: Function Form Durability Price What is Rucking? Rucking is walking (or marching) with a loaded backpack (rucksack in Army-speak). Carrying a heavy load for a long distance is great endurance exercise – and it’s low impact but burns a lot more calories than walking. The roots of rucking lie in the military – where soldiers prepare to carry their essential gear for long distances. Essential features for the [Read more …]

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Garage Gym – The Olympic Weight Plates

In this article, we’ll continue the discussion about starting your own garage gym. If you’ve been following along, you’ve picked out a power rack that will let you safely pre-position and lift heavily loaded barbells for the essential, basic, strength training movements, and you’ve zeroed in on an Olympic weightlifting barbell that will meet the needs of your preferred training style, such as CrossFit, that requires a mix of the classic strength exercises as well as Olympic lifts. But a barbell with no Olympic weight plates isn’t a challenge for very long. In this article, we’ll discuss the Olympic style weight plates you need. The Olympic barbell uses weight plates with a 2.0-inch diameter hole in the center. Beyond that [Read more …]

Rucking - walking or hiking with a loaded backpack - it's simple and effective.
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What is Rucking?

Rucking is walking with a loaded backpack – and not just in the woods! “Ruck”, short for “rucksack”, is military slang for a backpack. This is a cheap, simple exercise that burns calories and builds aerobic endurance due to the added weight. Rucking Tips – The basics Grab a backpack. Load it with about 10% of your bodyweight (as a beginner). You can use bricks, dumbbells, weight plates, or anything else that will fit. Walk – the distance and pace is up to you. Also known as foot marching, ruck marching, but usually just plain “rucking” – it’s deceptively effective. It sounds simple, but it can burn up to two times the number of calories when compared to an unweighted [Read more …]

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Glute Ham Developer – Guide to the Best GHD For Your Home Gym

Let’s talk about the Glute Ham Developer or GHD, also known as the Glute Ham Bench. What is it? It’s a piece of strength and conditioning equipment that let’s you perform very potent posterior chain exercise including the Glute Ham Raise (GHR), the abdominal destroying GHD Situp, and even a poor man’s version of the reverse hyperextension. More About The Glute Ham Raise Want to find out why the Glute Ham Raise (GHR) is an awesome exercise? We’ve got you covered in this article: Why the GHR is a great leg workout. A GHD is a great investment for a home or garage gym – but it’s also a pricey piece of equipment. It’s worth your time to figure out [Read more …]