GORUCK Jedburgh Rucking Boots details
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Jedburgh Ruck Boots from GORUCK

GORUCK just dropped a new boot for rucking – the Jedburgh Ruck Boots. If you are impressed by the MACV-1 boots, the new Jedburgh Ruck Boots will impress you even more. They use Deception Canvas™ for their upper and have 13mm heel-to-toe drop. These boots got their inspiration from the legacy of the 300 men selected as Jedburghs carrying a shared mission to release the free world from tyranny. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Jedburgh Ruck Boots – Overview GORUCK is serious when they say these boots are adaptive to your wide spectrum of mission demands, so whether you are rucking or doing your everyday tasks in the most severe environment, you can rely [Read more …]

GORUCK Training Weight Vest black running
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GORUCK Training Weight Vest

GORUCK is dropping a new product soon – the Training Weight Vest. Are you tired of doing the same workout routine every day? Then try adding a new layer to your training with a weight vest. Weight vests add resistance and cardio conditioning to your workout by putting different pressure on your body. How is this different than the recently re-vamped Ruck Plate Carrier? This Training Weight Vest can hold up to two plates. And it’ll work with Ruck Plates and other plates that simulate body armor. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Training Weight Vest – Overview Weighted vests are wearable weights and are worn during exercises for enhanced resistance and cardio conditioning. [Read more …]

GORUCK Source Hydration Bladder for Rucking Review (14)
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Source Hydration Bladder Review

Let’s review the Source Hydration Bladder from GORUCK. Whether you are trekking, hiking, cycling, or rucking, being hydrated is essential so your body can function well. When you are on the go doing outdoor activities, you want easy access to drinking so you won’t be inconvenienced with all the stopping and reaching out for your water bottle inside your bag. This is where the hydration bladder comes in. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Source Hydration Bladder – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Coming soon! Source Hydration Bladder – Overview A hydration bladder gives you access to drinking water in [Read more …]

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 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 …]

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 …]