Our standard of compatibility is that Ruck Plates® will be stable and secure in your Ruck with minimal shifting.
45LB Ruck Plates® will fit into the interior elastic pocket of the Rucker® or GR1®, but are not secure so they are better suited for upright rucking, not PT.
When in doubt
Start With 20#
The relationship between your body, the weight, and the rucksack will determine your level of comfort on the move. Our recommendation for most people is to start with 20 lbs, progress in increments of ~10 lbs, and ultimately max out at ⅓ of your bodyweight. It’s more important to keep proper form than to have more weight.
Sandbag + Ruck Training
Put Your Ruck Plate® to Work
Join the GORUCK Sandbag & Ruck Training Program. Our workouts are simple (but not easy), scalable to all abilities, and you can do them anywhere.