Rucking is Simply Walking with Weight.

Rucking is Simply Walking with Weight.

HOW TO GET STARTED

You wear a backpack, it’s a fitness thing. When in doubt, start with 20 lbs. Target pace is 20 minutes per mile. Move as fast as you can or as slow as you want. You control the weight and the distance so you control the level of difficulty. It’s better with friends and dogs and you can do it anywhere with anyone no matter their ability, or yours.

HOW TO GET STARTED

You wear a backpack, it’s a fitness thing. When in doubt, start with 20 lbs. Target pace is 20 minutes per mile. Move as fast as you can or as slow as you want. You control the weight and the distance so you control the level of difficulty. It’s better with friends and dogs and you can do it anywhere with anyone no matter their ability, or yours.

1

GET A RUCKSACK

Any backpack will do, but we recommend our Rucksacks, of course. It's important to have thick comfortable shoulder straps and secured weight close to your back.

2

PUT WEIGHT IN IT

Stabilize the weight next to your back in the ruck. Cinch your rucksack so it sits high on your back and won't bounce around.

3

THEN, JUST WALK

Ruck 2 miles, shoot for 20 minute miles. See how it feels. You might be sore, or you might not.

Before you know it, 2 miles with 20 lbs won’t make you sore and you’ll want to either up the weight or increase the distance, or go faster. There are so many variations on ‘rucking’ by virtue of the weight, so many ways to challenge yourself.