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Rucking

Best Shoes For Rucking

GORUCK Black Friday Sales Coming Soon GORUCK’s Black Friday Sales usually span the whole week of Thanksgiving – and this year we expect the best deals yet – so check back often and we’ll have more details soon. GORUCK has the Black Suede MACV-1 boot on sale for only $99 – this is a closeout – one these are gone – they are GONE. What are the best shoes, boots, and trail running shoes for rucking? We’ll take a look at some options for rucking footwear in this article. We love rucking because it is so simple. It is easy to pick up and there is not a lot of equipment necessary. But it can be hard on your feet. [Read more …]

GORUCK ruck plate and rucksack - essential gear for rucking
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Fitatmidlife’s Rucking Glossary – Learn About Rucking

GORUCK Black Friday Sales Coming Soon GORUCK’s Black Friday Sales usually span the whole week of Thanksgiving – and this year we expect the best deals yet – so check back often and we’ll have more details soon. FitAtMidlife’s Rucking Glossary 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. As a beginner in rucking you’re going to run into some terms and acronyms you may not be familiar with. But we’re here to help. Here’s a rundown on some of the common terms and lingo that [Read more …]

GORUCK 30lb ruck plate going into a rucksack
Rucking

Ruck Plates – Weight Plates for Rucking

GORUCK Black Friday Sales Coming Soon GORUCK’s Black Friday Sales usually span the whole week of Thanksgiving – and this year we expect the best deals yet – so check back often and we’ll have more details soon. GORUCK has the 10-20-30 lb ruck plate bundle on sale for $195, for a limited time. Let’s talk about Ruck Plates (also called ruck weights or GORUCK weights). What are they? They are the specially designed weight plates for rucking. We’ll highlight some great products that are both functional and helpful, but we’ll also talk about some other alternatives that are versatile in their own right. First of all, why do you even need ruck plates? Can’t you just use anything that’s [Read more …]

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Rucking

Backpacks for Rucking

GORUCK Black Friday Sales Coming Soon GORUCK’s Black Friday Sales usually span the whole week of Thanksgiving – and this year we expect the best deals yet – so check back often and we’ll have more details soon. Let’s talk about the best backpacks (rucksacks) for rucking. We’ll highlight the best products that look good, are functional, and tough as nails. As an example – here’s the GORUCK GR1 backpack. It is purpose designed for rucking. And by that, we mean rucking for fitness purposes. You might have seen the GORUCK rucksack in use at the first annual Rogue Invitational CrossFit sanctioned event. Here’s the rucksacks we’ll cover: We’ll also highlight some great rucking accessories that help you get the [Read more …]

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

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 …]