Rucking: Active Cardio – Walking with a weighted rucksack (backpack).
Rucking is Movement, Evolved
Rucking Improves Your Posture
Do you sit at a desk all day, staring at a computer screen? Our world is a world of mobile phones and computers. We sit too much, we don’t move and are not active.
When you put a weight in a backpack, the weight helps to pull your shoulders back and brings your center mass over the hips. Good posture is the foundation to good movement. Rucking helps you achieve both good posture and movement.
Running Sucks (And You Know It)
Running is up to 3X harder on your knees than rucking. “Runner’s knee” is a real, and it is a problem for millions of people. Running is the most frequent cause of preventable injuries (30% compared to 5% from rucking).
Avoiding the damage that running does to you is one of the main reasons people get into rucking.
What is Rucking?
Rucking is Simple
You wear a backpack and walk… it’s a fitness thing. And, you’re probably already doing it. Hiking is rucking in the mountains and urban hiking is simply called “rucking.” Rucking can be done with any amount of weight.
Rucking is Cardio
Rucking is cardio for people who think running sucks. If you want to burn up to 3X as many calories as walking, ruck instead. Your heart pumps faster to get oxygen rich blood throughout your body, increasing circulation. And you can talk to your friend, who’s rucking right next to you.
Rucking is Scalable
The weight you carry adds resistance training to your back and shoulders, your glutes, and your legs with every step – resulting in strength gains without the bulk. Want more? Add weight, increase your distance, or walk faster.
Want to Join The Club?
We’d love for you to get in a few miles with us. Grab a backpack, throw some weight in it, and come out for a walk. Rucking is free, it’s fun (it really is), and it can be addictive. We hope you will see how easy cardio can be when you ruck.