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GORUCK Tribe brings organization and inspiration to those of you who choose the harder path. Tribe is a way of life, the Cadre and community are the accountability. The theme of year 1 is SEEK PAIN.
Within each year, each month has a theme and a unique patch that will ship out automatically when you subscribe.
2021 GORUCK Tribe patches:
Workout: MILLER HERO WOD:
6 x Sandbag/Ruck Rows
6 x Burpee Squats (Full Burpee with Jump followed by Squat)
6 x 4 Ct Mountain Climbers
6 x Rucksack Getups
Rucking: 1 mile/day. 5 mile penalty ruck per day missed. Use baseline weight.
Book: Tribe, by Sebastian Junger
Additional Tasking: Reach out to and connect with one person you haven't been in contact with in too long. Ruck with them, side by side, or virtually (phone call) while rucking.
Workout: IWO JIMA WOD:
Rucking: 4 x 5 Miler throughout the month.
Book: A Warrior's Creed, by Roger Sparks
Additional Tasking: Write and send 4 hand written letters. One of which attempts to make amends.
Workout: Fall of Baghdad
2000m Ruck then
2000m Ruck to finish
Rucking: 3 x 2 Miler (Baseline weight + 20%), 1x 8 Miler (Baseline weight)
Book: Fight Club, by Chuck Palahniuk
Additional Tasking: Do one miserable thing (with someone else) that you haven't done in at least a year. You should be scared, at least a little bit, to do it.
Workout: Bataan Memorial WOD
Rucking: 12 Miler, 10 days of consecutive rucking of 2 or more miles // ADVANCED: 26.2 Miler, Ruck 2 or miles miles every day.
Book: The White Darkness by David Grann
Additional Tasking: Dream up something big, something you have at least a 50% chance of failing. Write it down somewhere you’ll be reminded of it often. Do something symbolic to take the first step down that path, then endure it as long as you can.
Workout: "MURPH" HERO WOD
All with (20/14 lb). Modification: Bent over sandbag rows (60/40) are a substitute for pull-ups.
Significance: In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, NY, who was killed in Afghanistan June 28, 2005. A U.S. Navy SEAL officer, Murphy was awarded the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan.
Rucking: 15 consecutive days with 2+ miles rucking/day. If you miss a day, make it up with a 10 mile ruck.
Additional Tasking: Reach out to and connect with one person you admire greatly, and tell them why.
Workout: D-Day WOD
Rucking: 77 Miles throughout the month.
Book: Band of Brothers
Additional Tasking: Memento Mori - visit a gravesite and make a commitment. What that is is entirely up to you.
Workout: Join or Die
- 250m Ruck
- 17 Squats
- 250m Ruck
-76 (different movement each round) Pull Throughs (R1), 4 count Flutterkicks with Ruck Overhead (R2), High Pulls (R3), Push Ups (R4)
Rucking: 3 x 5 Miler (Baseline +20%)
Book: The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron
Additional Tasking: Write down a list of your loyalties in life. People, causes, you name it. What you do with that list is entirely up to you. One suggestion is to pick your top three and talk to a friend or loved one about it. Are they the right loyalties?
Workout: Extortion 17
AMRAP (with a Partner) in 31 minutes
Partner A performs AMRAP of:
- 8 Thrusters (heavy sandbag)
- 6 Rows + Knee Ups (60#/40#)
- 11 Squats + Jump Overs
While Partner B performs: 400 meter Sandbag Run (45/25 lb)
Partners switch after each Run.
Rucking: 6 x 2 Miler (2 with sandbag in addition to rucksack), max distance in 60 minutes (45# / 30# recommended)
Book: Comfort Crisis by Micheal Easter
Additional Tasking: Volunteerism. Find a good cause and donate a block of your time, asking nothing in return.
2001 meter Ruck Buy In
2001 meter Ruck Cash Out
Rucking: 13 Mile Ruck - One mile for each service member who died in Afghanistan. (Baseline weight)
Book: Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11 Book by Mitchell Zuckoff
Additional Tasking: FUNCTIONS CHECK - 7 DAY CHALLENGE
10,000 Steps/Day - 100% outside
3 Workouts, 30 minutes minimum - 100% outside
No Social Media or Video Games, as in zero
Eat well, Prioritize sleep,
Talk to people in the real world
Optional: No Alcohol, No Caffeine, No Tobacco
Workout: Mog Mile
4 Rounds for time of:
19 Ground to Overhead
19 Front Squats
19 Push-ups each arm, one hand on sandbag or ruck at all times, left then right for a total of 38
400 m run with Sandbag
Can be completed with a Ruck or Sandbag. Treat the sandbag or ruck as your battle buddy and keep one hand on it throughout the entire workout. If you let go of contact, you must start the round over
Rucking: Cashout 4X. After 4 separate workouts in the month -- 1 Mile Ruck - Max Weight for time.
Additional Tasking: Write a love letter, put a stamp on it, and mail it to them.
Workout: CHAD 1000x:
1000 Step Ups for Time
Rucking: 22 Miles. You pick how to get them in.
Book: A Grief Observed by CS Lewis
Additional Tasking: Ask a Veteran what the best part of their service was.
Workout: Pearl Harbor
Rucking: Ruck every day this month - you pick the distance, weight, and time. And complete one heavy 12 Miler (Baseline + 20% or Double Baseline if ready)
Book: Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Additional Tasking: Write down the answer to something you've been thinking about for far too long.