GORUCK GR1 Rucksack Review (1)
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GORUCK GR1 Rucksack for Fitness

Let’s review the GR1 Rucksack. A rucksack is a fitness backpack where you put different weights like ruck plates while walking around carrying the weighted bag. Aside from being a good cardio exercise, rucking also improves your posture, burns more calories, and gets you stronger. Rucking demands power, endurance, and character. To start rucking, a rugged rucksack that will thrive in any situation is what you need. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: GR1 Rucksack – Overview GORUCK makes different rugged rucking equipment and apparel, including the GR1. The GR1 is a quality rucksack that can carry plenty of weight conveniently, keep the weight stable when you’re moving, and last forever. Rucking with GR1 [Read more …]

GORUCK American Training Shorts Navy and Camo Review (4)
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GORUCK American Training Shorts Review

Let’s review the American Training Shorts from GORUCK. There’s a reason why fans rave about anything released by GORUCK. They bring top work, craftsmanship, and precision to every item they produce. These are training shorts – made from ToughStretch for a loose fit that won’t restrict your movement. The Men’s shorts have a 7.5" inseam – so these are definitely an above the quad fit. They have a liner too – which is pretty handy. Being GORUCK – of course, there’s a spearhead logo too. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Let’s take a look. American Training Shorts from GORUCK – Overview GORUCK is known for its military-driven designs and functions. Their products are generally [Read more …]

GORUCK MACV-1 Boot Versus Altama OTB Maritime Boot Review
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GORUCK MACV-1 Boot Versus Altama OTB Maritime Assault Boot Review

Need boots that are made to get wet – and let you keep going afterward? Let’s put these two top contenders to the test – the GORUCK MACV-1 and the Altama OTB Maritime Assault Boot (Buy on Amazon). Here’s some of the products we used during this test: Let’s compare and contrast. This is GORUCK MACV-1 versus Altama OTB. First, let’s take an in-depth look at each. GORUCK MACV-1 Jungle Ruck Boot Overview We’ll start with the GORUCK MACV-1. I’ve had these for quite some time now, and these aren’t just one of my favorite pairs of boots – they are one of my favorite pair of shoes – period. There’s two heights of boot – 6″ and 8″. I [Read more …]

GORUCK Tribe Workout Program Review
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GORUCK Tribe Workout Program Review

Let’s review the new GORUCK Tribe workout program from GORUCK. Choosing the harder path is what GORUCK Tribe is committed to take. Tribe formally launches in January 2021, with the theme of the year, “Seek Pain”. Full cycles are four years in duration. By subscribing, you will receive a new patch each month – attainable only if you read the book, do the workout, and the ruck mileage. Where do you sign up? Direct at GORUCK of course: GORUCK Tribe – Overview Pain is inevitable, and when we overcome painful situations, we appreciate life even more, and we discover the strength we never thought we have. GORUCK Tribe is into seeking that strength hidden within us. The GORUCK Challenge started [Read more …]

Rogue Brick Bag - great for adding weight to your ruck
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Rogue Brick Bag Review

Let’s review the new Brick Bag from Rogue. This mini sand bag is versatile and convenient for any sort of fitness use. Spoiler alert – you don’t fill this with bricks. So why the funny name? The original way to add weight to your rucksack (backpack) for fitness was to tape together 2 or 3 bricks. The Brick Bag is a better option though – It’s really a miniature sand bag. Fill it from 0 lbs to 10bs (or 0 to 20 lbs with the bigger version) – and you’ve got a pretty handy little sand bag. Even better, the integrated handle keeps it secure – and lets you use it like a dumbbell or kettlebell too! Here are some [Read more …]

How many calories does rucking burn?
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How Many Calories Does Rucking Burn?

How many calories does rucking burn? That’s a great question – you certainly know you are working harder when you walk for long distances with a heavily loaded backpack (rucksack) on your back. But, can we put some hard numbers to this? Yes, we can. Here’s results from testing I’m doing – measuring calorie burn (via heart rate monitoring) at a variety of distances, loads, and paces. Without further ado, here’s the results (Preliminary, more data will be added over the next 2-3 months): Ruck Weight Pace (mph) Calories burned/minute Calories burned/hour Calories burned/mile 0 (no ruck) 3.6 6.7 401 109 30 lb ruck plate + Rucker 3.0 3.0 6.2 373 123 30 lb ruck plate + Rucker 3.0 3.7 [Read more …]

GORUCK Rucker 2 with 30 lb plate inside.
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GORUCK Rucker Review

Let’s review the Rucker backpack from GORUCK. Rucking for fitness? Which of GORUCK’s backpack models do you need? You’ve probably been considering the GORUCK GR1, or another of the GORUCK backpacks. The Rucker is the ultimate backpack as fitness tool – and is a far better choice than the GR1 or Bullet for this purpose. Why? That’s what we’ll explain in this review. In this review of the Rucker we’ll take a close up look at Rucker Versus GR1. GORUCK Rucker Review on YouTube Why read when you can watch? Here’s a short overview of the Rucker, from our YouTube channel: Plate Pocket – High Or Low Much of the appeal of rucking for fitness is how it turns walking [Read more …]

GORUCK Sandbag & Ruck Training (SRT) program review
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GORUCK Sandbag & Ruck Training Program Review

GORUCK’s Black Friday sale is live! Check out their deals on rucksacks, apparel, boots, and more! For the past month I’ve been reviewing GORUCK’s Sandbag & Ruck Training Program. Here’s a typical workout, and it shows the role the ruck (rucksack aka backpack) and sandbag play: NOTE: I am a GORUCK affiliate, and some links in this article are affiliate links. Being an affiliate rewards me such that I can take the time to bring you super-detailed information on their gear and training. That said, I love this stuff and passionately believe it is an amazing company and fitness philosophy. Working out at home (or anywhere but the gym) is now all the rage. But, truth be told – working [Read more …]

GORUCK Sandbag in 60 lbs size with Bullet ruck and MACV-1 boots
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GORUCK 60 Lb Sandbag Review

Here’s my review of the GORUCK 60 lb sandbag – I picked this up to start the GORUCK Sandbag & Ruck Training program. This is my first sandbag – and I’m pleasantly surprised. Not only is this training fun – GORUCK makes a great product that is very versatile. Here’s some of the gear we are going to look at: Let’s take a look at what makes this sandbag a versatile piece of training gear. GORUCK Sandbag Review on YouTube Want to take a quick look? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: GORUCK 60 Lb Sandbag – Overview First, let’s take a tour. What features does the GORUCK Sandbag have? We’re looking here at the 60 lb size. [Read more …]

Cross Training Shoes

GORUCK I/O Cross Trainers – Training Shoe Review

GORUCK’s Black Friday sale is live! Check out their deals on rucksacks, apparel, boots, and more! GORUCK, the rucking company, recently entered the cross training shoe game. And their MACV-1 rucking boot blazed a trail of innovation – they created a light-weight but tough boot that has minimal break-in time. But now they’ve released a cross training shoe – the GORUCK I/O Cross Trainer. Our review pair is on order, and we’ll have our first thoughts soon. But, in the meantime, we’d like to tell you all about this super versatile shoe. Here’s what we’ll be looking at in this review: Let’s take a close look at the I/O Cross Trainers from GORUCK. Hands On First Look Don’t like to [Read more …]