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WHAT IS RUCKING?In its simplest form, rucking is walking with a weighted backpack. It builds strength, endurance and is an awesome form of cardio. Rucking burns 3X as many calories as walking, requires minimal gear and is completely customizable to your training regime. Looking to build strength? Increase your plate weight. Want endless endurance? Increaes your distance. If cardio is your jam, simply walk faster.
HOW DO I GET STARTED RUCKING?Here's what's awesome. You only need a backpack and ruck plate to get started. STEP 1: Get a Backpack Any backpack will do, but it's important for it to have thick, comfortable shoulder straps and the ability to secure the ruck plate close to your back. A chest and waist strap will add a lot of comfort to your ruck, but are not essential. STEP 2: Put Weight In It Stabilize the ruck plate next to your back in the backpack. If your backpack has a laptop compartment that's a great place for your ruck plate to live. If you're using a specialized rucksack there will be a compartment designed just for your ruck plate. Make sure to tighten the buckles on your pack so it sits high on your back and won't bounce around. STEP 3: Walk When you're just starting, try rucking 2 miles with a target pace of 20 minutes per mile using a 20 lb ruck plate. See how it feels. Decrease the weight as needed, slow or quicken your pace, lower your miles or go further - it's up to you!
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO WITH THIS PLATE?Sure, these plates make excellent doorstops, but there's so much more they're good for! Your ruck plate doesn't need to always live in your pack. It's rounded edges and ergonomic handle openings make it a nice addition to your resistance training. The two handle design is perfect for weighted sit-ups like an oblique twist, squats, lunges, pulls/presses, swings and more.
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